Coming soon: 2015 updated bassAware Drop, now with bassAwareBoost microphone mode tech February 17 2015
We have been demoing a new version of bassAware publicly in NYC and in Philadelphia, so we figured we ought to make a public statement here about it too. The new version will be initially available through a crowd funding campaign beginning this spring. The product will begin shipping in summer/fall 2015.
We have partnered with a fantastic NYC based electronics design consultancy to create a new embedded microphone mode for bassAware. This allows you to wear the device without headphones or music player - in any room or space that has ambient bass frequencies - like in your apartment with home stereo playing - or in a dance club or concert venue with a sound system - and bassAware will 'hear' the low frequencies and translate them to tactile vibration on your body - giving you a personal bass boost. We've been testing prototypes here in New York for the last few months and this new feature just works great. Lower priority features we also want to include in 2015 are Bluetooth connectivity to sound sources, and a usb port for device charging. The 2015 version will also have some style and cosmetic upgrades as well.
We will release some new images and video in the coming weeks to give you an idea of what we've been working on. More soon!