Light-Up Tambourine, retail $12.98 (http://www.whatonearthcatalog.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Schylling (www.schylling.com)
Last updated 03-24-08

The Light-Up Tambourine plays like any other tambourine, but it has red and blue LEDs (5 red and 5 blue) in it that flash whenever it is struck or shaken somewhat vigorously.

It is made of transparent, water-clear plastic with shiny metal "cymbals" that jingle whenever the instrument is played - just like any other tambourine.


Feed the tambourine a 9 volt transistor radio battery first (see directly below), and THEN you can go join the London Philharmonic.

Use this product as you would use any other tambourine.
That is, gently strike it against a padded surface - such as your other hand or your upper leg; or just shake it baby!
It will automatically flash whenever it impacts the padded surface (upper leg or hand) or reaches the end of its travel and begins to reverse direction (such as when you're shaking it), and turn itself off automatically when it is not being played.

To change the battery in the Light-Up Tambourine, rotate the unit so the "handle" is facing you. Turn it upside-down if necessary so that you can see the phillips screw holding the battery door on. Using a small/medium phillips screwdriver, unscrew & remove the screw, and set it aside. Lift the battery door off, gently place it on the floor, and kick it into the orchestra pit so that the third violinist steps on it, looks down, and kicks it away so that it really does become lost...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Gently pull out the expended 9 volt battery, disengage it from the battery snap, and dispose of or recycle it as you see fit.

Snap a new 9 volt transistor radio battery onto the connector (covered terminal on the snap to the smaller terminal on the battery itself), and place the battery/connector assembly back into the compartment.

Place the battery door back on, and insert & tighten that screw you removed earlier.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that battery door into the orchestra pit now?

The Light-Up Tambourine is designed to be used as a musical instrument, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused; I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannonada (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a scanner-type device on a platform with a large readout, with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannonada is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that I might inflict upon a flashlight.
So this section of the Light-Up Tambourine's web page will be substantially more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight who's sole purpose in life is to be a flashlight.

Although some websites intend this product for use by people 3 years old and up, the packaging material (and some other websites) indicates that this tambourine is intended for use by those aged 7 years old and up.

Photograph of the tambourine, illuminated, of course.
Photograph is furry because I had to shake the instrument to get it to produce light.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product flashing while jingling.
This clip is approximately 1.12 megabytes (1,199,406 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
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WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product flashing while jingling.
This clip is approximately 2.09 megabytes (2,158,418 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than ten minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.
That large ghetto blaster in the background is my prized JVC RC-M70 from ~1982.

Movie clips show the product flashing as it was being shaken & struck; the jingling you hear is actually produced by the instrument.

Product was ordered on the What On Earth website on 03-14-08, and was received on the early-afternoon of 03-22-08.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Tambourine with LEDs
    LAMP TYPE: Unknown-size LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 10 (5 red, 5 blue)
    SWITCH TYPE: Impact-sensitive momentary on/off inside unit
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 1x9 volt transistor radio battery
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


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