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The world’s first watch-size subwoofer for your body. Experience powerful bass – anywhere you go. For music, gaming and VR.
The watch-size subwoofer. Delivers bass directly to your body – for a powerful music experience that headphones alone cannot provide.
The watch-size subwoofer. Delivers bass directly to your body – for a powerful music experience that headphones alone cannot provide.
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The Basslet: a wearable subwoofer for your body

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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.

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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. 

 

The team

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.

Our partners

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.

 

Why Kickstarter?

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.

The development

 Our roadmap

 

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. 

+++ NEW PERKS +++

 

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | lofelt.com 

 

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: basslet@lofelt.com.

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    Sharing is caring: get 2 Basslets for an amazing price and give one to a friend or a special someone (50% off retail price). Christmas just came early!

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    Basslet x DJ headphones

    Fire up your creativity with this amazing perk! Listen to your favorite tracks and mixes with the crystal clear sound of the AIAIAI TMA-2 DJ headphones (retail price 200€) combined with the deep bass feeling of the Basslet. Feel the big drops!

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    Basslet x Studio headphones

    Make some beats with this great perk! Put on your brand new AIAIAI TMA-2 Studio headphones (retail price 225€) and put on your Basslet for some extra BASS! And when you’re done with your track, head over to LANDR to get it mastered instantly. No doubt your track will feel great on your brand new Basslet!

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    Reward your team with a great gift – and become the coolest boss ever! Get 10 BASSLETs along with a personal video message from our founders to you and your entire team. Save 50% off the retail price.

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