DropLabs Introduces First-of-its-kind Vibrating Sneaker
Former Beats by Dre CEO, Susan Paley, is leading a movement to combine audio and footwear. Her company, DropLabs, has just introduced the EP 01 Bluetooth sneakers with SonicSensory technology that “harnesses the energy of sound.” Everything from music, to movies, games, and more can be enhanced with vibrations that sync with the sound in your ears. To make the experience even more immersive, the sneakers provide directional vibrations, meaning noise that comes from the right will buzz the right foot, and vice versa.
The first-of-its kind sneaker provides six hours of battery life but is comfortable and practical enough to be worn all day. Users can control their EP 01s with their iOS or Android device and their favorite pair of headphones. DropLabs also offers an optional gaming package for the EP 01 that allows users to jack-in directly to the audio source for a low-latency connection.
The idea for the EP 01s grew out of music industry vet, Brock Seiler, who wanted to recreate the all-over sensation of a recording studio. During one particular session, Seiler was standing in a side room as a band was recording a song. He couldn’t deny the connection he felt in his feet as they played, and he wanted to create a way for people to experience that in their everyday lives. In doing so, he also gave the deaf and hard of hearing community a way to connect to their audio like never before.