Designer Pavel Golovkin has introduced the Zont – a handheld synth design that uses GameBoy-style interchangeable cartridges to give it different sonic options.
The Zont system is made up of the handheld Zont synth, Zont sound cartridges and a docking system that adds additional connectivity:
The Zont system looks a bit like a calculator designed by famed industrial designer Dieter Rams, but also takes some design cues from the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer.
While the planned release of the Zont isn’t until Fall of 2017, Golovkin has shared these details:
- Universal input interface
- Stereo speakers
- AMOLED display
- Bluetooth connection
- Wi-Fi cloud sync
- Built-in rechargeable battery
- Interchangable sound cartridges
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- iOS and Android app
At this point, no audio examples have been posted at the Zont site. Check out the images, though, and let us know what you think of the Zont design concepts!