Feel VR from head to toe with DropLabs' haptic sneakers

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Summary

  • Haptic sneakers designed for reality, but adapted to VR

Connected to a VR headset, a pair of sneakers signed DropLabs stimulate the feet with haptic feedback synchronized to a movie or a game.

baptized EP 01 Triple Black, it is in fact the second pair of the manufacturer after the EP 01. This new edition adopts a total black look, but above all it embeds new features.


As a note, these sneakers are compatible with any device with a bluetooth 4.2 connection. In addition, if haptic solutions for virtual reality already exist, the feet remain an area of ​​the body largely neglected until now. A niche that DropLads intends to exploit.


More specifically, the startup uses a proprietary technology integrated into the sole to convert audio signals to vibrations. Thus, vibrations occur during passages dominated by bass.

Haptic sneakers designed for reality, but adapted to VR

Originally designed for real concert goers, these haptic sneakers have their place among VR accessories, according to the manufacturer. According to the company, its product improves the feeling of immersion in the virtual world, whether you are watching a movie or playing a game.

Caring for 6 h autonomy guarantees an uninterrupted experience. The designers also thought of a low latency option for gamers. However, its effectiveness remains to be proven in actual use. Finally, everything is waterproof if we base ourselves on the technical sheet published by DropLabs.

In any case, we have no doubt that these haptic sneakers will be an undeniable advantage in VR games where music has an important place. We obviously think of Beat Saber, but also Supernatural.



The DropLabs EP 01 Triple Black are currently available on the manufacturer's website for a price of 299 dollars.



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