The Basslet is a force-feedback device for music, gaming and VR.
A piece of technology called The Basslet has launched on Kickstarter, which bills itself as “a wearable subwoofer for your body.”
The wristwatch-sized device has been designed by a German startup called Lofelt, and plugs into any standard 3.5mm headphone jack. It then creates physical feedback for your wrist the team claims is “completely silent to the outside world.”
The device has been designed for use with music, gaming and VR to enhance the listener’s immersion, but the team is also pitching it at DJs and producers to help better monitor music at low volumes.
The Basslet recreates bass frequencies from 10-250 Hz, and according to the project’s Kickstarter page, creates the illusion of standing next to a subwoofer. The team’s founders are two ex-employees of Ableton and Native Instruments.
The Basslet has made just over €17,000 of its €50,000 target, and backers can currently pick one up for the early bird price of €99. If funded, the device is expected to be sent out to backers in December 2016.
The Basslet isn’t the first wearable device to create bass feedback for the body: in 2013 a device called the Sub-Pac was released, but its backpack-style design is a little more cumbersome than the Basslet. [via RA]