VAD706 honoured by Time

Current affairs magazine Time may not be the go-to authority on musical instruments, but its inclusion of Roland’s VAD706 in its Best Inventions of 2021 list is still very impressive.
The magazine notes that Roland has “finally achieved its long-held goal” with the VAD706 V-Drums.
“By encasing ultra-sensitive digital drum pads in full-size wooden and metal shells, Roland has created the first electronic kit with the look, tone, feel and response of an acoustic set—even if you’re playing with headphones on,” Time notes.
The Roland kit is one of three products listed in the entertainment category, while other notable innovations of 2021 include COVID-19 vaccines, the latest Lenovo ThinkBook, Google Maps Live View and Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip3.