Woojer ryg™: The world's most powerful Gaming & VR Vest.
Multichannel, bone-shaking haptic vest, that'll raise everything from your pulse to the tiny little hairs on the back of your neck...
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, October 26 2018 7:00 PM UTC +00:00.
* Good news to our US & EU backers! All Reward levels pledged with the associated shipping cost, ALSO include Courier cost, VAT & Customs! (for non-US/EU residents, until further notice, VAT & customs are not included and in some countries may apply).
Lightweight. Durable. Powerful. Sleek
With its built-in 7.1 surround card, the Woojer ryg™ has 8 location-specific haptic zones, each one representing 1 out of its 8 sound channels. And each zone has an "Osci™ inside" - Woojer's patented Oscillating Frame Actuator which is 3X more powerful than those used in our previous products, providing an immersive experience impossible to create with anything else.
ryg™ your reality
ryg™ is a bonafide game-changer, engineered to transmit scintillating haptic sensations.
From pushing the envelope with games that push right back, to fully immersive VR, jaw-dropping cinema and music that bumps, thumbs and grinds, Woojer's ryg™ will breathe life into your favs!
Check out some of the reactions to our early ryg™ prototypes:
But this kind of magic doesn't just happen overnight. It's taken two grueling years of digital blood, sweat and tears. One prototype after the other, evolving one exacting, micro-detail at a time. Combined with over 2,000 product demos and feedback sessions with users and industry leaders around the world.
It's fair to say that nothing has been spared in our bid to take this next level creation, to the next level, and the next one again. Because ryg™ isn't just another 'best-of-breed' piece of gear... it's a haptic masterpiece.
Over the last few years there's been something of a shake-up in the gaming industry as developers have raced at hyper-warp speed to explore new vistas of technical and artistic possibilities. Virtual and augmented technologies have literally blown up, delivering immersive experiences so utterly convincing that you'd be forgiven for second guessing everything.
Quite simply, there’s nothing else like it.
From the clunky old days of repurposed cinema seats gyrating wildly as water was sprayed into the faces of punters desperate to be teleported to other dimensions, the dream has been there. Smoldering away, waiting impatiently for its moment in the spotlight.
ryg™ finally makes that dream come true,brazenly demolishing the fourth wall, allowing us to leap across that threshold and into the great un-shown.
Backpacks. Vests. Gloves. Suits. We've seen it all before. But the problem is that they're all using ancient, like sad, off-the-shelf technology. Like the buzzing element used in your mobile phone, Or big, heavy and noisy voice coils.
By contrast, we've patented a radically new type of haptic technology which is not only seismic wave kind of powerful, but also ridiculously lightweight. So put simply, it's a heavyweight lightweight.
Straight out of the box, you're good to go in stereo because ryg™ is plug-and-play and automatically detects your audio signal. And if you've got 5.1 or 7.1 surround, you'll feel things you never thought possible.
The Dream Hookup
ryg™ delivers off-the-hook Bluetooth connectivity for wireless stereo. It also has an embedded BLE for future firmware updates, which means you’re gonna be hooked for life.
With 8X Osci™ patented transducers - ryg™ isn’t just "powerful" - it’s so powerful that it'll leave you unambiguously shaken and stirred.
ryg™ absolutely nails even the most delicate micro-sensations: Directional, Sensitive, and Dynamic. So don’t be surprised in case you break out in a chronic case of goosebumps.
With up to 8 hours of playtime, plus the ability to triple that with additional battery packs -you can set up camp and ryg™ your reality 24/7! (Caffeine drip not included.)
If you want to know how it works, let’s just say there are strings attached. Frictionless strings to be exact. Strings which vibrate suggestively with über powerful magnets. And once they dance the Watusi.... well, that’s when the magic happens.
Want to know the specifics? then take a seat.
In complete contrast to existing mechanical haptic actuators – we've created a revolutionary polyphonic haptic technology that behaves like a musical instrument. Our patented Osci™ - Oscillating Frame Actuators deliver outstanding performance with an optimal combination of tactile sensation, size, weight and power consumption – making it a perfect fit for any haptic application.
For an even deeper dive into the patented technology that makes ryg™ and Osci™ so incredible, check out the information below
Build the suspense, spike the tension and bring it all to a rolling boil by ‘raising your game’ and optimizing your content for ryg™.
If you're a game developer or content creator, we'd love to ryg™ your reality.
Cast a Spell.
From gale-force-winds distant raindrops. From seismic explosions, to twigs breaking underfoot. Detail and power exist in perfect harmony. With ryg™ you can feel it all!
While ryg™ is good-to-go, straight out-of-the-box, once you custom code content for it, it'll blow your freaking mind! No matter what your game is, ryg™’s Software Developer Kit (SDK) allows you to become the puppet master.
So join our exclusive developer community and get the low-down on how to sculpt feeling with haptics in previously impossible ways!
Yep, with our SDK you can masterfully manipulate #allthefeels by incorporating everything from the most subtle subsonic sensations, right through to massive psychoacoustic haptic effects. Your creative work will have an impact far beyond the realms of sound & vision, making your projects stand out and get noticed.
ryg™ prototypes are already out in the hands of some of the best creatives in the industry. And using our Unity and Unreal SDKs, the feedback from them so far has been nothing short of stellar!
To make it as easy, and affordable as possible, we've made a special Kickstarter pledge reward level for our developers. Put simply, all of the ryg™ dev kits include access to our Developer Center (which will provide the Unity and Unreal SDKs), together with no-nonsense tech support, and an access point to our crafty community of developers.
And because we want you up and running, and nailing your milestones ASAP, we're working on a treasure trove of samples and tutorials to make optimizing your content for ryg™ a piece of cake.
So get your pledge on, and get some bang-for-your-buck-in-a-box!
Get your ryg™ on
But with a super limited number of dev kits, you’re gonna have to move at warp speed to get your hands on one of these babies.
And if you don't know where to get started, well that's no biggie, because we've got the perfect pledge package for you and your team.
It's a dev kit that includes everything your'e gonna need to start sculpting those special feelings. Documentation. Check. Support. Check. Developer Forum. Check. And you get it shipped to you before anyone else. Preferential treatment anyone? Well that depends on how you see it. We're just gonna call that your competitive advantage!
- Built-in 7.1 sound card with up-mix/down-mix
- High end breathable fabrics
- 8 discrete patented powerful polyphonic & silent Osci™ haptic transducers.
- Frequency response 10-250Hz
- Stereo line in-wired + mic.
- Analog 3.5mm Stereo input + mic.
- BLE with OTA FW update.
- 3.5mm Headphone output with built-in Amp & Mic
- Full audio & haptic sensation control.
- 0.1% THD+N headphone output.
- 105mW output into 16ohm headphones.
- Wipe-able high quality materials.
- Removable washable lining (add-on)
- Weight – 5.4lbs
- Size – One size fits all
- USB (for 8 Channel location-specific)
- Bluetooth (stereo)
- Bluetooth Range – 10 meters
- Standard 3.5mm audio jack (stereo)
- Discrete Analog Multichannel Inputs
- BLE - For future software updates
- Battery Capacity – 5200mAh (21.0V) up to 8hr play-time
- Up to two additional battery packs - Optional add-on
- Mounting PC Rig - Optional add-on
In the box
- One size fits all Ryg™
- USB cable
- Instruction manual
ryg's Pc Mounting Rig (add-on)
If you want the freedom of a fully untethered VR experience then you're gonna want our PC Mounting Rig add-on. With the PC on your back, you're free to move about like nobody's business. And because it's universal, it fits almost all VR PCs on the market to date. And because it's detachable, it can always be upgraded for new PC releases.
Since the demos of the first prototype at the Tokyo Game Show, Woojer's ryg™ has gone through some major redesigning and improvements to reach its current state…
The first version had 6 haptic zones and latter on in the design process, we've added two additional Osci™ haptic transducers.
Some videos from Woojer's ryg™ first prototype demos:
At that point, we already started getting feedback from hundreds of users and reached the conclusion that a closed form factor was not feasible for intensive use. We sought a wearable and breathable design.
Gamers also wanted the option to play untethered with a wearable PC…. and that’s how we came up with the optional Pc Mounting Rig…..
So...we went back to the drawing table and started crafting a concept that could incorporate all the feedback we gathered. And it slowly evolved to the Woojer ryg™ as we know it today…..
- The main board which is located on the back
- The front control unit for on/off /volume/adjustments & 3.5mm audio jacks
- The charging and connection hub located on the back of the ryg™
First ryg™s straight out from our test production-line:
The Woojer Team
At Woojer, we are a team that understands the relationship between sound, vision, emotion, and immersion.
We're a group of enthusiasts, developers, artists, and engineers with proven track record of bringing disruptive products to market. We’re super-excited to show you our newest project that has the potential to change many industries for the better, and bring people closer to the immersive content of today, and the future.
Kickstart your ryg™
We've delivered in the past and we'll deliver again.
We're no beginners. In our first Kickstarter campaign all backers got the Osci™ proof of concept.
Last Christmas, we launched the strap™- the world's first on-the-go haptic, well...strap! Thousands of ecstatic devotees from around the world were thrilled when they got their hands on it.
Overwhelmed by the rabidly ecstatic feedback from strap™ we can’t wait to see your reactions once you've tried ryg™. Unlike strap™, which only has 2 Osci™ transducers, ryg™ has 8 of them!!! And each one is 3 times more powerful than the ones that were used in strap™.
ryg™ is the real deal!
For ryg™, this is just the beginning. We're coming back to Kickstarter to hear from early adopters like you! Not only from the developers amongst you, but also from those who simply want their favorite games, music, VR & media enhanced by ryg™ and everything it has to offer! We want to make sure we're doing it right by building a mass-market game-changer and we will forever be grateful for your feedback and support!
So to really get the word out there, we're turning to you, the Kickstarter community, to be among the first on the planet to ryg™ your reality!
Milestones & Timelines
If you're wondering where we’ve been, where we're currently at, and where we plan to go from here, then check out this little info-graphic of our timeline and milestones.
Risks and challenges
Creating and producing hardware is difficult. But, we’ve successfully done it before. A number of times!
We completed the first ryg™ pre-production run and have already submitted samples for all the required certifications. This is the only challenge standing between us and serial production as we've already ordered all the long-lead items and secured manufacturers to bring ryg™ to our community.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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