Sony finally launches a motion-sensing music effects controller on Indiegogo. Sony Corporation had announced the crowdfunding campaign for ‘MOTION SONIC’ – a wearable device capable of creating sound in sync with body movement. But Sony isn’t new to funding, most of its projects like the Reon Pocket wearable air conditioner have been limited to its own First Flight site in Japan.
As Sony says, MOTION SONIC is an effects gear to control sound in sync with your motion for playing music and is kind of a small capsule that can fit into differently shaped rubber wristbands, just like a Fitbit. There is a band that attaches to your wrist for use like playing guitars and is better suitable to play keys.
Basically, it allows you to link hand motion to a specific music effect for example; you could set it to add a delay effect when you move fingers from left to right or to bend pitch as to roll your wrist. Such all effects are created and saved on an iOS app then you have to connect your iPhone to an instrument for an audio reference, not compatible with your Android.
The Motion Sonic Indiegogo campaign has now listed Kim as the project lead, quoted him saying “I believe we can create new entertainment never seen before with Motion Sonic and I’m so excited to create a new culture with you!”
MOTION SONIC has currently the goal of raising over $79,000 on Indiegogo, with 31 days to go on the project. Sony will be shipping it to the US and in its home market ‘Japan’ as well. The first 400 units will be sold for 23,900 yen or $218 and the retail price is 27,200 yen or $248. The shipping of this product is scheduled for next year.
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