How immersive could an immersive audio-listening session really be? For the SubPac M2 wearers of the future, the answer is strapped around their shoulders in a 4.8 pound wonder. This tactile, wearable audio system is just what the doctor ordered for audiophiles who would like to feel the touch of the music they’re listening to. Albeit silent to the outsider world, the system wraps the user in a maze of tactile transducers and vibrotactile membranes that offer the tactile property of sound while ensuring the wearer is comfortable. The wearer is armed with a control box and a Bluetooth receiver while the vest is powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
Speaking about the patent-pending accessory, John Alexiou, SubPac CEO and Co-Founder, said, “We are on a mission to introduce the physical dimension of music and sound to the world. With the SubPac M2, we have created the most immersive wearable audio experience to date. Anyone can now experience audio the way the creator intended – full immersion, anywhere, anytime.”
A great addition to those seeking the close-to-4D experience in the world of gaming, this technology could make for a fantastic accessory. Other obvious applications include assisting those who have hearing challenges as well as building more immersive VR experiences. The anti-bacterial properties make sure that it is a hygienic wear, especially since one would expect it to be off-water and dampness for major portions of the wear.
The SubPac M2 is available for pre-order at a special rate of $379 and is expected to sell for as much as $399 when the early bird period ends.