I have a soft spot for crowd funded projects. I can be considered a borderline Kickstarter addict and an Indiegogo fanatic. Crowd funding has opened a whole new world of exposure and opportunity for entrepreneurs to give their special products to the masses. In the last year or so I’ve come across some real gems such as the Transporter and a really neat novel called Realms Unreel. Tonight, while attending CES Unveiled in New York, I came across one such product called Woojer. The Woojer is an unassuming looking little device that can be clipped on to your shirt and or your belt that lets you feel sound.
I honestly didn’t think much of it when one of the gentlemen manning the table clipped it onto my shirt. The device really was small – about the size of a matchbox (according to the official FAQ). It has a pair of 3.5mm jacks for audio input and output along with a micro USB port for charging. I didn’t know what to expect but when the demo reel kicked off to demonstrate the ability of the Woojer, I was admittedly blown away by the haptic feedback or in layman’s terms, the vibration I felt throughout my upper extremities. Since I am an avid gamer, all I could think about was playing a bunch of games that feature huge explosions and awesome music. They won me over. I left the event and promptly pitched in my money to support Woojer.
Woojer’s Kickstart campaign started on 11/6 and they are at about 48% funded at the time of this article’s posting. If you’re interested, here is the link to Woojer’s Kickstarter page. Woojer, I wish you luck.