Perseverance and a passionate desire for stronger sensations was what made QiQ capable of making a videogame shootout feel as close to real as I could wish for. No other portable speaker can offer immersive sensations in a chair or while moving around with a backpack. In that same way none can offer the option to select Vivid Mode for intense immersive sensations or Silent Mode to feel immersive sensations without disturbing others. But I wanted QiQ to be also extremely versatile, which meant requiring it to have more than one way to attach to chairs. To meet this need, we developed, Grab-z, an innovative, easy to use system that lets you put QiQ on most office chairs. This allows you to keep the feeling of immersive sensations at the outmost level when rolling the chair around or turning it in any direction. We also offer an optional version capable of playing non-stop, eliminating the need for bothersome power cables. Ultimately, I wanted QiQ to be able to go where you go. Users can take QiQ off a chair in seconds and fit into a backpack for continued play on a tablet, smartphone, Rift™ or Vive™. QiQ lets you go anywhere while feeling immersed in game playing, like never before.
The versatility to go anywhere also required QiQ to be extremely robust. So much of our tech today is dainty and delicate - I wanted to make a product that could stay with their users, wherever life takes them. QiQ’s unique design and robust framing helps it withstand life’s “uh-oh’s” but in the constant pursuit of field testing, I wanted to see just how much QiQ could take. I did not, however, want to come back to my team having destroyed one of our only prototypes. As luck would have it, life provided me an opportunity for such testing anyway.
One day, QiQ accidentally slipped off my hand and crashed on a tile floor from about 5 feet high. I was worried about serious damage, but to my relief the damage was only a very small dent. Since QiQ didn’t break on such fall, I, of course, took the next natural step. I decided to stand over it to see how strong it really was. It handled 165 lbs of pressure (give or take a chocolate frosted doughnut) beautifully. QiQ did so well, I could not resist jumping on it. I was relieved it resisted the impact! (QiQ’s team did not authorize prior approval for these field tests, however we too are relieved - we will not be building another prototype, from scratch...again).
Will may be releasing some video bloopers here...