About this project
The Basslet is a wearable subwoofer for your body. Using a whole new technology for sound, it delivers the beats and basslines of your music directly to you – so you can literally feel the music. The result is a powerful sound experience that headphones alone cannot provide.
The Basslet is a masterpiece of engineering. It puts the power and accuracy of a large sound system into a device that fits on your wrist. It is completely silent to the outside world – and despite the size, it makes you feel like you are surrounded by sound.
"... it’s a cool concept for music enthusiasts or gamers looking to add a little oomph to their experiences." – TechCrunch
“The precision of the bass frequencies is astonishing. It adds a new dimension and depth to music listening.”– Engadget
“Do you crave bass? Well The Basslet is here to satisfy your body-rattling desires.” – The Verge
"Wearable tech is all the rage these days, but we have yet to see anything quite like the Basslet." – Highsnobiety
“One of the most interesting uses, though, lies in the VR realms and it's something that has already been played with.” – Wareable
"It turns out that with the Basslet on your wrist, you really do get a feeling akin to standing unnecessarily close to a massive speaker, having bass vibrate through your body.” – Stuff
Sound is meant to be felt, not just heard. It’s the physical dimension that makes the difference.
Feel the music – anywhere you go
Today we take our music with us – on the bus, at the gym, on the plane. With the Basslet, we can finally take the massive experience of live music anywhere we go.
- Enjoy massive sound on the go.
- Block the world around you.
- Boost your performance with the energy of your music.
DJs & music creators: feel the sound
Low end gives music its power. With the Basslet, you can feel the thump of a kick drum or the groove of a funky bassline throughout your body.
- Feel the full bass spectrum (10-250 Hz) with maximum precision.
- Monitor your music, even at low volumes.
- Produce anywhere – your portable monitor is on your wrist.
Immersive gaming & VR
Jump into your game and feel the heat of the action as if you're there.
- Experience the epicness of the audio environment.
- The Basslet enhances the feeling of immersion.
- Get physical feedback from your environment: punches, explosions, kickback – and much more.
Connect it to your favorite devices
The Basslet works for anything that has sound: connect it to your smartphone, laptop, gaming console, VR headset – even with your old Walkman. No app needed.
Connect the sender to your phone, laptop or music player and plug in your headphones.
Strap the Basslet to your wrist – you’re done!
The Basslet is packed with innovative technology designed in Germany. Our LoSound engine (patent-pending) effortlessly recreates bass frequencies down to 10 Hz. It provides a bass-optimized frequency response and large dynamic range to handle low end peaks with extreme accuracy.
The high precision of the LoSound engine results in a deep sound experience – creating the illusion of standing next to a subwoofer. Our tech is based on an innovative voice-coil design with highly optimised magnetic flows which allows it to be extremely powerful yet remarkably compact.
It’s one-of-a-kind. There is simply nothing like it out there – and we're very proud of it.
The Basslet is truly designed for everyday life.
The Basslet comes with a small sender that plugs between your headphones and any device with an audio jack socket. Sound quality is very important to us, so the sender has a straight-through audio path designed not to alter the headphone audio signal in any way.
When creating the Basslet, our intention was to combine our sophisticated technology with a clean and timeless design that reflects our high standards in terms of quality, usability and comfort. We wanted a design that supports a single purpose - feeling the music - without any distractions. Everything you see on the Basslet follows that purpose.
In order to meet our high standards, we partnered with the award-winning design studio WertelOberfell to create a product that looks and feels instantly familiar. The materials were carefully chosen to make the Basslet comfortable, light, and fit for your everyday activities. The Basslet is engineered as a single system optimized to deliver maximum vibrations to your body – built to make you smile.
And if you want to create your own look, the Basslet strap can be easily replaced with any 24mm watch strap.
We’re a high-performance team sharing a passion for music and technology and we think it is time to redefine music listening in the mobile era. We are software and hardware engineers, designers, product developers, communication and business professionals – including one of the top mechanical engineers for haptic technology.
Our founders come from two of the world’s leading music tech companies, Native Instruments and Ableton. Combined we have released more than 20 tech products in our careers.
We teamed up with leading design and engineering partners to create a standout design. Our manufacturing partner, Pegatron, builds amazing products for some of the world's most trustworthy brands. Our shipping partners have the highest standards and will deliver tracked packages straight to your door. Together, our partners add decades of experience and valuable expertise to the Basslet. We are thrilled to have them on board.
We have been working on the Basslet for more than two years. After months of prototyping, we now have a solid and tested design ready for production. We figured out our path to the market, from suppliers all the way up to manufacturers. In other words, we know how to get the Basslet on wrists worldwide.
To finally take the last few steps – getting into mass production to make you experience a new dimension of sound – we need the support of the Kickstarter community.
Every box includes:
- 1 Basslet (Black Edition)
- 1 sender (that also works as a charger)
- 1 charging cable (Micro USB to USB)
- 1 additional strap that fits larger wrists
- 1 quick start guide
As a community, we want to fully support your creative power and your appetite for beautiful things. So we reached out to AIAIAI and LANDR who, like us, share a passion for music, tech and design. These 2 new perks will without a doubt get your creativity fired up.
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Risks and challenges
We spent a lot of time finding the right manufacturer to bring our technology to mass production. We have signed Pegatron – a top-tier manufacturing partner who builds amazing products for some of the world's most trustworthy brands – to help bring the Basslet to market. Together with Pegatron, we performed a thorough design analysis and roadmap for the upcoming production stages (EVT, DVT), certifications and standard drop and environmental tests.
We are highly confident in our abilities and are committed to delivering this product on time and with great quality. We will keep our backers up-to-date the whole way through and are available for your questions at: email@example.com.
You can use the Basslet with any device that connects to wired headphones: smartphones, laptops, music players, gaming consoles, VR headsets, mixers, synths, drum machines, hi-fi systems and more.
The Basslet works with all wired headphones. It does not work with Bluetooth headphones.
The Basslet works with any music that contains bass. Check out our favorite tracks that feel great with the Basslet: https://open.spotify.com/user/crumsandbutter/playlist/3Fc23p0fD21fRSDjZt9Dj6
Like many electronic devices, the Basslet contains magnets and magnetic fields that may interfere with the use of pacemakers.
The Basslet provides an entirely new and unique musical experience. When you try it for the very first time, you might focus on the sensation on your wrist. But after just a few songs, the brain connects this local sensation to the music from your headphones and then moves beyond it: the Basslet experience becomes a natural extension of the music, an immersive experience that is way more powerful than with headphones alone.
We created a patent-pending technology to charge the Basslet through its volume buttons. It is built in the included sender that also acts as a charging dock: snap it to the magnetic buttons of the Basslet, plug in the charging cable and connect it to any USB port. It takes about one hour to fully recharge.
The Basslet is made to withstand daily exposure to sweat, light rain and dirt. However, it is not waterproof. The Basslet should be removed when swimming or taking a shower.
Your additional shipping fee covers shipping and handling to your destination. If you are shipping outside of the United States, it does not cover VAT or additional country taxes.
Testing for health issues is an essential part of our process. We have thoroughly tested the Basslet for safety on ourselves – over many hours and in many settings/scenarios/conditions. As we move into mass production, we will continue to test the Basslet for safety at every stage. It is of the utmost importance to us.
We tested the Basslet across the whole body and some areas work better than others. We chose to focus on the wrist because it is both highly sensitive to tactile stimulation and a convenient place to wear technology. (But sure, try it anywhere you want. We won’t stop you.)
The Basslet comes with a one-year warranty. We will provide more information on a dedicated page on our website as soon as we start shipping.
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