The 'Basslet' Wirelessly Vibrates Along to Music on a Smartphone

By: Joey Haar - Jul 13, 2016
References: kickstarter & springwise
Part of the unique appeal of a club is the full-body feeling of the giant subwoofers pulsing through the air, and Lofelt is attempting to bring that feeling out of the club and into the world with 'Basslet,' a wearable subwoofer. The product is nearly indistinguishable from a smart watch (albeit without any display), but it wirelessly connects to smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles, VR headsets and most other sound-emitting devices to let consumers literally feel their music.

The wearable subwoofer is a completely new concept in sound design; it doesn't just vibrate at a regular frequency in response to music, but covers the entire bass frequency spectrum, from 10 - 250 Hz. Though completely inaudible, the device creates an immersive listening environment for its wearer.

While VR goggles dominate the immersive experience as far as sight is concerned, these wearable subwoofers could represent a shift into tactile immersion as well.