Woojer is a bass oriented company. Not what you can hear, but rather what you can feel. Earlier in the launch of a tactile feedback vest that was primarily intended for watching movies, Woojer launched this week’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for two new products; Woojer Vest Edge and Woojer Strap Edge. Both of which can be used with virtual reality helmets (VR).
The new Woojer Edge Series is an enhancement to Osci’s proprietary Osci technology to help you feel more immersive whether you’re playing VR or just listening to music. The two devices in the campaign are for different purposes, Woojer Vest Edge for home and Woojer Strap Edge for travel.
The Woojer’S Vest Edge is a flagship device weighing 2 kg (4.5 lbs) and designed for a wide range of body types. It has six Osci TRX52 silent tactile transducers mounted in a stereo system (2x sides, 2x rear, 2x front) and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (3350mAh, 14.5 V) – works well for about 8 hours depending on usage and volume / feel level.
If Woojer’s Vest Edge is a little expensive or too bulky and you are looking for something thinner, then Woojer Strap Edge is the best choice. Designed as a belt, the device can be worn in several places from the waist to the shoulder. Like his older brother, the edge of the strap comes with a CSR APTX with low latency Bluetooth 5.0 and an integrated Texas Instruments analog headphone amp. The device weighs 240g, Strap Edge has one Osci TRX52 tactile sensor and a 3350mAh, 4.2V battery. This way you can spend a lot less on tactile feedback.
“We are very excited about this launch of the Edge series on Kickstarter,” said Woojer CEO, Kfir Bar-Levav in a statement.
“Our efforts have made Edge as amazing as our previous products, but now they are also affordable for everyone. “We hope that with the Kickstarter community, Woojer will be a must-have addition to any multimedia experience.”
Woojer managed to achieve its $ 20,000 funding goal in two hours, and the campaign has now been able to raise just over $ 164,000. The devices are expected to ship in December.
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