Vibration @ CES: The ButtKicker

A company called Guitammer has just released a product called the ButtKicker Gamer at CES. Vibrating gaming chairs are nothing new, but this is a $150 peripheral that can be attached to your existing computer chair, which seems a lot more convenient and portable. What I found really interesting was that on its website the company also offers a version called the “ButtKicker Concert” (lol), specifically designed for musical performance. Their website boasts that the device has excellent “musical accuracy”, complete with testimony from a drummer who said that he is able to feel the timing of his ghost notes.

The ButtKicker seems to be an instrument-independent vibrotactile feedback augmentation device for musical performance self-monitoring. And that’s kinda cool!