Kinetic – Making LED lights move according to your movement!
In the last few years, there has been a huge transformation in the field of dancing. Zillions of dance forms & styles have been introduced. And to add to that, dancing is now happening with a touch of technology to it too!
One such form is gloving; which has been on a drastic rise since a while now and to be fair, the style is pretty catchy too!
Gloving in simple terms, is a dance form that mixes dance and electronics wherein you use LED affixed gloves and showcase your dance usually at rave or large festivals.
Now just imagine if you could have LED lights changing colors and beats as per your movements?
Yeah that’s now possible with Kinetic.
Wondering what Kinetic is??
Well to put it across simply; Kinetic is a small device that has LED micro-lights and an accelerometer on the tip of gloves which react to your movements which accordingly changes colors.
So when you use kinetic for gloving, as soon as your movements go fast or slow, the colors change accordingly which makes the performance look even more amazing.
Apart from acting as an accessory of mad fun, it turns out to be extremely helpful in training beginners with the fundamentals of gloving. Along with that; kinetic with the help of its design also teaches them concepts such as speed control, musicality, and perfect angles. And once you’re ready and reach the advanced stage, you don’t have to upgrade the device and are provided with revolutionary technology like Mode Control features, True Brightness Control and most importantly Accel technology.
Basically; kinetic is a device that was built from scratch, out of personal experiences and external feedback to bring to you a truly small, compact yet powerful, beautiful and intelligently built device.
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Kinetic comes in a total of 7 modes which includes; Meta Mode; 4 Accel Modes: Kinetic, Geo, Multi & Spectrum and lastly 2 Classic Modes of Sandbox.
Each of the Accel modes can be personally customized with a maximum of 3 different colors to create mesmerizing effects. On the other hand; the classic modes are designed to help you create absolutely any mode you wish, which gives you the desired effects from the past lights using a maximum of 12 different colors.
These modes are controlled by three major settings; Move to Front – wherein it allows you to rearrange your modes into any order you choose, Lock-In – wherein you can choose which modes you want to show or hide and finally the Conjure – which turns any one of your six modes into an on/off switch.
Due to the Accel technology, kinetic gets the access to dynamically react to your movements without any glitches or lags.
Kinetic contains a built-in accelerometer which measures your motion and position thus helping the device to act accordingly.
Kinetic is injected with nineteen different colors and a blank, which are then paired with true brightness. To add to that, true brightness presently allows three major settings high, medium, and low thus helping you to gain more variety of color options.
For the first time, kinetic has also introduced a playback mode which literally is an all-new programming feature that gives you the access to view the current look of your selected mode before choosing your next color. And because it is paired with color coded programming, it makes – mode and color selection very easy.
Going by the stats, it is pretty evident that there is a huge demand for such a product and people are just dying to get their hands on it. And looking at the technology they have used, it doesn’t look like there might be any problems while using it too. But if at all a problem arises then it will most probably; either going to be related to lag in reactions by the lights, no reactions at all or lastly related to one of the modes they are offering. Anyway only time will tell, how it turns out to be!
All-in-All, a product worth the price!