FAQ

Strap™

What is the size of Strap?

It is an adjustable one size fits all

How much does Strap weigh?

242 gram

How is Strap different that the original Woojer promoted via Kickstarter?

A- Strap has two transducers which delivers a fully immersive sensation. In addition each transducer has a much stronger haptic sensation than the original Woojer.

Is Strap wireless or must it be connected to an audio source?

Strap has both a wireless Bluetooth capability and a wired option.

Will Strap work with any audio source or any game?

Yes, provided it has either Bluetooth connectivity or output to a standard 3.5mm audio jack

Will it work with any headset?

Yes, as long as they have a standard 3.5mm audio jack.

Is there any sweet spot with respect to type of games or music?

Not really. It is great fun with first person shooter games and “club” music – but many people also like it with quiet music – even classical!

How does it connect up?

Simply plug your headset into Strap

Wired option - one side of the provided 3.5mm audio cable is connected to Strap and the other side into your audio source (e.g. console, PC, cellphone, tablet, music player etc).

Bluetooth option – simply pair your audio source to Strap

How do you wear Strap?

There are a number of options how to wear Strap. The transducers should be positioned on either side of the body such that they are opposite each other. One can wear Strap around the chest or around the waist.

Does Strap make any noise?

No. It is completely silent – so you can play your favorite game to all hours, at any vibe level and not disturb anyone.

Does Strap affect the sound quality delivered to the headsets?

No, not at all – the audio signal passes through unaffected.

Does the type or quality of the headset affect the sensation?

Not really. But the sensation is slightly more pronounced in low-end headsets where the bass frequencies are not enhanced.

Can I use Strap if I am hard of hearing?

Of course…….and you’ll be truly amazed! Strap’s tactile sensation is phenomenal for the hearing impaired and even for the deaf. It was awesome!

Do you manipulate the audio signal to create the tactile affect?

No. In fact, that is one of the reasons why Strap works so amazingly. We simply amplify the frequencies below 500Hz and deliver polyphonic (multi-tone) vibration in real-time. In addition Strap has an integrated analog audio amplifier for the signal that is passed to the headsets.

Is there any delay (latency) between the multimedia content and the tactile experiences?

The delay (latency) is similar to standard speakers/headsets and is undetectable by the user. The latency is 1.3 milliseconds. This is in substantial contrast to competing approaches which employ algorithms to impart polyphonic properties to tactile devices. In such cases, there is significant latency between what is seen and heard compared to what is felt – and thus there is limited perceptual inference (auto-completion) by the brain.

Are the vibration level and the volume levels adjustable?

Yes the vibration level and the volume levels are independently controlled by the selector in the Strap

What LED indications does Strap have?

Strap has indications for On/Off; Vibration intensity; Low Battery; Charging in progress; Fully Charged and Bluetooth On/Paired .

Does Strap have to touch the body?

No. Simply wearing Strap couples the vibration to the body.

When connected to my cellphone, will Strap affect incoming calls?

No. You can leave Strap on during your conversation.

Will Strap drain my game console or cellphone battery?

No. Strap has its own integral rechargeable battery and will not draw any energy from the audio source.

How long does the integral battery last on a single charge?

The rechargeable battery gives over 5 hours of playtime for intense “club” type music at high volumes. It gives longer for games, movies and “mellow” music. 

How long does it take to charge Strap?

3 hours. The charging light will change from red to green.

Can I charge Strap from a standard USB port?

Yes

What is the lifetime of the battery?

The integral battery (2600mAh, 3.7V) is a metal case prismatic lithium-ion battery, similar to those used in laptops. The battery is from a high volume production line and has the associated reliability. Its lifetime should exceed 3 years with normal daily use.

What is Strap's warranty?

We provide a 12 month warranty. For more information click here.

Is Strap water resistant?

No. Treat it similar to your cellphone or your game console.

Is Strap safe?

Strap is designed to meet all relevant UL (60065), CE (60065) and FCC regulations. The ELF Magnetic Field is ~1% of the ICNIRP safety guidelines. For more information Click Here.

Can I use Strap if I have a pacemaker?

No. In the same manner that pacemakers must not have any magnets in their vicinity. (Strap contains 4 permanent magnets).

Vest™

What is the size of VEST?

It is an adjustable one size fits all.

How much does VEST weigh?

1.75 kg.

How is VEST different from Strap and the original Woojer promoted via Kickstarter?

VEST has six transducers which deliver a fully immersive sensation. Each transducer is much bigger and stronger than the two transducers in Strap or the single transducer that was in the Kickstarter Woojer.

Is VEST wireless or must it be connected to an audio source?

VEST has both a wireless Bluetooth stereo capability and a wired 8 channel option.

Does VEST work with any audio source or any game?

Yes, provided it has either Bluetooth connectivity or output to a USB connector. The VEST haptic sensation is location specific and games with multi-channel surround effects will deliver separate sensations to each transducer.

Do I need special games optimized to VEST?

No. All games will work with VEST. Games customized for VEST will have an enhanced effect

Will it work with any headset?

Yes, as long as they have a standard 3.5mm audio jack.

Is there any sweet spot with respect to type of games or music?

Not really. It is great fun with first person shooter games , “club” music and movies

How does it connect up?

Simply plug your headset into VEST

Wired option – the female side of the provided USB cable is connected to VEST and the male side into the USB connector in your audio source or VR headset.
Bluetooth option – simply pair your audio source to VEST

Does VEST make any noise?

No. It is completely silent – so you can play your favorite game to all hours, at any vibe level and not disturb anyone.

Does VEST affect the sound quality delivered to the headsets?

No, not at all – the audio signal passes through unaffected.

Does the type or quality of the headset affect the sensation?

Not really. But the sensation is slightly more pronounced in low-end headsets where the bass frequencies are not enhanced.

Can I use VEST if I am hard of hearing?

Of course…….and you’ll be truly amazed! Strap’s tactile sensation is phenomenal for the hearing impaired and even for the deaf. It was awesome!

Do you manipulate the audio signal to create the tactile affect?

No. In fact, that is one of the reasons why VEST works so amazingly. We simply amplify the frequencies below 500Hz and deliver polyphonic (multi-tone) vibration in real-time. In addition Strap has an integrated analog audio amplifier for the signal that is passed to the headsets.

Is there any delay (latency) between the multimedia content and the tactile experiences?

The delay (latency) is similar to standard speakers/headsets and is undetectable by the user. The latency is 1.3 milliseconds. This is in substantial contrast to competing approaches which employ algorithms to impart polyphonic properties to tactile devices. In such cases, there is significant latency between what is seen and heard compared to what is felt – and thus there is limited perceptual inference (auto-completion) by the brain.

Are the vibration level and the volume levels adjustable?

Yes the vibration level and the volume levels are independently controlled by the selector in the front of the VEST.

What LED indications does VEST have?

VEST has indications for On/Off; Vibration intensity; Low Battery; Charging in progress; Fully Charged and Bluetooth On/Paired .

Does VEST have to touch the body?

No. Simply wearing VEST over the clothing couples the vibration to the body.

Will VEST drain my audio source?

No. VEST has its own integral rechargeable battery and will not draw any energy from the audio source.

How long does the integral battery last on a single charge?

The rechargeable battery gives over 6 hours of playtime for intense “club” type music at high volumes. It gives longer for games, movies and “mellow” music.

How long does it take to charge VEST?

4 hours. The charging light will change from red to green.

Can I charge VEST from a standard USB port?

Yes, but it will take much longer to charge.

What is the lifetime of the battery?

The integral battery (2600mAh, 3.7V) is a metal case prismatic lithium-ion battery, similar to those used in laptops. The battery is from a high volume production line and has the associated reliability. Its lifetime should exceed 3 years with normal daily use.

What is VEST's warranty?

We provide a 12 month warranty. For more information click here.

Is VEST water resistant?

No. Treat it similar to your cellphone or your game console.

Can VEST be washed?

No. It can be wiped down with a wet cloth.

Is VEST safe?

VEST is designed to meet all relevant UL (60065), CE (60065) and FCC regulations. The ELF Magnetic Field is ~1% of the ICNIRP safety guidelines. For more information Click Here.

Can I use VEST if I have a pacemaker?

No. In the same manner that pacemakers must not have any magnets in their vicinity. (Strap contains 4 permanent magnets).