Technology is all about innovation but sometimes an abundance of creativity produces products which probably shouldn’t have ever made it to reality… Yet they do. So today’s product isn’t actual headphones that make you feel like you’re in a club… But a watch which works with ANY headphones (and some other devices) to give you them vibes on the go.
Introducing Lofelt’s “Basslet“
If you love bass and the actual feeling of live music at a gig or a club then this might be the product for you. Lofelt describe the Basslet as a wearable subwoofer the idea of which is to transfer bass from your music directly into your body. Allowing you to get the full feeling of your tunes without having to pump up the volume or socialize with the local crack heads at your nearest club.
How Does It Work?
That is legit the weirdest YouTube shit I’ve seen in time, it explained absolutely nothing to me, so I did some research… The guts of the watch are half battery half haptic engine. the wobbly motion is apparently the engine matching the exact waveform of the bass in the song you’re listening to, transferring it directly into something you can feel.
What does it feel like?
This is a real case of NEED to try before you buy. I’ve seen countless reviews and the opinion seems to lean towards a good powerful feeling of bass that’s sometimes a little out of kilter with your music and mostly isolated to the arm you’re wearing the watch on.
Which is shit. I love the actual idea behind this but seriously what good is a vibrating arm to anyone other than your wife. Again I haven’t actually tried the watch on so don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
So here’s where i get a bit lost… The guys over at Lofelt have done an amazing job compacting so much tech into such a small space but the thing just looks clunky and why the fuck is it a watch?
So obviously it doesn’t tell the time but it takes up the valuable space on your wrists and i just cant wrap my head around why? The concept of bringing bass with you on the go is amazing but why wasn’t this tech designed into a covert chest strap or something? hidden under the shirt with a much larger surface area to provide bass. In a more central location so you actually feel like the bass is spreading through your body.
As of yet, I haven’t even seen one of these in England so getting my hands on one may but tough. I cant say I have my hopes up too high for the feel of the Basslet but I definitely would fall in love should this device live up to what its supposed to be.
This block of wrist bass will set you back £179.00. Which is on par with some very high quality earphones, headphones and sound systems… So the real question is, would this put you off buying one?