The headline reads like this: "Small Pocket Instrument Moves West, South. Finally Gets Big Break in the 'American Sound.'"Harmonicas
were not highly regarded in the beginning in the U.S. but rather were looked upon as of lowly status. Paradoxically this caused widespread experimentation.
Fast-forward a hundred years. By then, "serious artist" expectations (in dark glasses and biker garb) eventually crept in.
But success is a double-edged sword for pop icons, and the diminutive harmonica, as hero of our tale, proved not to be impervious, and sadly, many who picked up the old single-purpose harmonica gave up, only to put the thing in the back of a drawer.
Fortunately, the advent of the dual-purpose harmonica USB gave the harmonica a much-needed second wind. Buyers of the playable harmonica USB are liberated from the harmonicas
' high expectations by virtue of its USB/flash-memory utility ("Hey, it's just my flash drive. What do you expect?") Further, it can be used to store digital documents, pictures, videos, music, you name it.
Instead of diminishing the harmonica, the playable, dual-purpose USB counterpart has turned out to return the instrument to its former glorious and popular, experimental status. People are not only pursuing their musical interests. They are going about their normal "digital" days, transporting work, play and love letters as they go. Only now, such content is being more stylishly and fashionable toted about.
For hundreds of new-breed type user-players--as well as for overall innovation with the instrument--this comes as good news, indeed. Even Mr. Alger would be impressed!
But wait Haratio! That's not all!
For now another innovation has been added to the harmonica USB. This is the ability to have a convenient necklace added to the instrument, as well. This USB necklace
is made possible by a 24-inch ball chain that connects to the harmonica USB by a brass "finding" on the side opposite the USB plug. The result is only attractive and, importantly, puts the added utility of flash-drive convenience "around the neck."
In addition to the harmonica necklace
, to allow the user to turn the device into something truly personal and unique, personalization can be added to the unique device. This is vital, should its user desire to truly distinguish themselves. The personalized text is etched into the area of black opposite the holes, so a person facing the user/player can view the text while the instrument is played.
The harmonica USB can also have loaded onto it, a highly instructive video harmonica lesson.