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The Pocket Operator 10 Series is a line of electronic music makers by the technology brand Teenage Engineering and the fashion label Cheap Monday. The initial collection includes retro-styled Factory, Sub, and Rhythm models with distinct sounds and colorways.

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The Rhythm features a drum synthesizer, sewing machine graphics on the LCD display, and green keys. The Sub boasts a bass line synthesizer, submarine animations, and blue keys. Last but not least, the Factory rounds out the set with a melody synthesizer, arpeggio and chord play styles, factory imagery, and orange keys.

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Each of the models fits in the user’s pocket and is made with the same quality components, such as a crystal clock with an alarm and a built-in Knowles speaker. The Pocket operators are outfitted with a real synthesizer, an auto compressor, a hardware limiter, a step multiplier, sync, a 16-step sequencer with parameter locks, and re-trig and 16 punch-in effects. All of the controls are wired onto a single circuit board, placed under the LCD screen for safety. No outer case is needed, and the design rocks the deconstructed look.
Nonetheless, there is a rubberized case available, along with other accessories such as a keyboard and a remote. The gear and the Pocket Operators themselves can be bought online from Teenage Engineering and in select stores internationally. The PO is priced at $59 and comes with a handy folding stand.

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