‘First Look’ Video & Other News
We’d like to say a big thanks to John H. Halpern, M.D. for sharing a video of his ‘First Look’ units, testing various music clips.
A reminder from our last update, all ‘retail’ units will have airtight gaskets and all ‘retail’ units will be varnished with UV coating (the ‘First Look’ units were only spray painted), this will ensure they are harder wearing and more scratch resistant.
You can see from JHH’s video he tests some limitations of the FS-X. For example, introducing the special edition case between the left and right units in dual mode. To be clear, small objects like this will work fine but if you were to use dual mode between walls or doors you will experience cut-outs. This is a limitation imposed by Bluetooth technology.
Another limitation imposed by Bluetooth technology is range. Slightly more power will be used on the master (left channel) in dual mode, this is because it has to both transmit and receive. For this reason, when dual mode is in operation, wireless range will decrease to around 5 m, instead of 10 m (in single mode) between your device and the master FS-X.
In other news, we are considering introducing a special cable to our webshop once we have delivered your rewards. This cable will allow you to pair up with a buddy or add another set to use 4 FS-Xs at once, creating a wall of sound.
If this sounds interesting, please let us know in the comments. We will of course offer a considerable discount on arrival to Kickstarter backers and early adopters.
We are in the final phase of testing to ensure the FS-X is 100% ready for commercial purposes (testing was reopened after our software changes and bug fixes were complete).
Once we have completed final software testing, we will be able to provide you with more pictures, videos, a specific timeline and we will resume reviews with professional bloggers and YouTube vloggers.
Your next update will be no later than a week from now, Wednesday 26th August.
All the best,
The Frankenspiel Team