Has anyone tried one of these? I'm not sure if they just haven't been launched yet, or are just hard to get hold of at the moment:
I have yet to find out anything really useful about them - like a fingering chart, or whether or not they take a standard reed or mouthpiece. So far, they're just concentrating on cheesy "lifestyle" advertising, featuring twenty somethings.
Yamaha claims a two octave range, but it remains to be seen whether that's complete (as opposed to with a gap, like a Xaphoon) and fully chromatic. The price looks promising though - 100 Euros (not too far off $100), or ÂŁ100 in the UK (because the exchange rate is a lie and the pound is really only worth what you can get for it, which is about a dollar, in most cases).
They've apparently made a shorter version of a C soprano, by putting lots of wiggles in the airway:
There are some very poor quality videos about it, on Youtube - by which I mean they made them like a TV ad instead of product information, but this one is at least interesting:
It does kind of look like a knobbly plastic sax toy, but it seems like a more promising buy than the Nuvo jSax, and of course durable and light weight.