Fireflies seem to be a popular metaphor for commodities of the free market lately. There's the Firefly Blue Laser Lamp, Firefly flying helicopter toys, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka...mmmm...and our most current personification (insectification?) of the glowing bug, the Firefly Pick. An LED-driven guitar strummer, the Firefly functions as would any other six-string pick, except that during play its tuned algorithms jibe with the music to display a synchronized light show along with the tune. Fireflies accommodate both fast and slow action, plus sudden changes in tempo.
Firefly Pick LEDs function via a high-speed sensor system powered by an ultra-thin, USB-rechargeable lithium-ion battery. They detect all kinds of jamming styles, as well as perform with equal bravado whether they're strumming an electric or acoustic guitar, bass, or ukelele. Well what about a saxophone, Firefly? Excuse me? Au contraire, little glowing piece of plastic composites. Saxophones sound exponentially better when played with a pick.
Firefly Picks run as a Kickstarter campaign through June 13, 2013.
December 2013 Update: Firefly Picks exceeded their crowdfunding goal and are now available for direct purchase through the company's website--follow the link below.