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This Karaoke Machine Keeps Score

This Karaoke Machine Keeps Score

The Only Scoring Karaoke Game (Image courtesy Hammacher Schlemmer)
By Andrew Liszewski

You can brag about your karaoke skills all you want, but if you want to prove you’ve got the chops when it comes to singing along with a bouncing ball you’ll need to take this karaoke machine for a spin. You see the microphone detects the pitch of each note you sing and compares it against how it’s supposed to sound, and the closer you are, the higher your score will be.

The Scoring Karaoke Game comes with 100 songs from the likes of Elvis, The Beatles and Frank Sinatra, but new songs can be downloaded and transferred to the base unit either via USB or its SD card slot. And while that base unit gets tethered to your TV with an included AV cable, the microphone is wireless, freeing you up to dance around and look as terrible as you sound. $199.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer.

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  • AlyshaBodine

    It seems like a more advance Karaoke Revolution. Which is the game that monitors your pitch while you sing and scores you. However, with this you don't need a system and you're free to download more songs, so I would think you'd get more variety. It looks to be compact, and I love the idea that the microphone is wireless. I was kind of getting sick of someone tripping over a cord and pulling my system to the floor.

  • baggyklown

    so it's like singstar?

  • joeythenifty

    Like Singstar, except that commercial videogames are for peasants. This is from hammacher schlemmecher, and it is for wealthy oil barons and their easily bored sprog.

  • Mike Cady

    Another laptop would make my life more confusing. I can handle that.

  • cirez

    I'd rather play rockband, but I think this is useful in places like bars (that have karaoke machines), then people can see how bad they really sound by their score.

  • dubzilla

    Perhaps people will be able to see how bad they actually sound an stop singing.

  • dubzilla

    Perhaps people will be able to see how bad they actually sound an stop singing.