Are there any limitations for using Catchbox?
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Once you’ve got your audio equipment and Catchbox all set up, you can start using Catchbox and get the discussions started! However, in some cases, a question might arise on how to correctly use Catchbox. Below you’ll find some tips on using Catchbox in different situations.
Is Catchbox safe to catch and throw?
Catchbox is very light and made specifically for safe throwing and catching. The Catchbox cover is made from a combination of soft and durable foam and fabric. The cover softens the impact and ensures damage is not done to participants, room furniture, or parts inside the Catchbox.
Even though the product is safe to throw, be cautious about your surroundings! Be careful when throwing it in an environment with glasses with liquids or other fragile objects! Additionally, always make sure the person you’re throwing the Catchbox to is aware they need to catch it!
If you suspect something is off with your Catchbox (microphone capsule isn’t fully secured in the cover or a component is damaged), reach out to us right away on live chat on our website or at [email protected]. We’ll be happy to help!
What if I can’t throw or catch?
Don't worry, in our experience, most people are better catchers and throwers than they realize! That said, part of the fun created by using Catchbox is the element of spontaneous discussion - created by simply throwing the box into the audience and seeing who manages to catch it. Additionally, Catchbox can also be passed around hand to hand!
What if people don’t want to catch the Catchbox? In our experience and in the case of many conferences, meetings, and other events, Catchbox actually helps to reduce anxiety before speaking - because it’s fun and easy to use. The audience doesn’t have to worry about the slow passing of a handheld mic or trying to figure out if the mic is on. Just catch the Catchbox, hold it in your hands, and speak!
- Try making eye contact with the person you’ll throw the Catchbox to. Avoid throwing it to a person who’s not aware they need to catch it! This will help you ensure great Catchbox experience with no sudden accidents.
- We recommend that the moderator of the event gives a short introduction of Catchbox before passing it to the audience. Basic information about what Catchbox is, how to use it, and where the microphone is will prepare your audience for using Catchbox.
- Use other people to help pass the Catchbox to larger distances - if you feel the throwing distance is too far, engage even more people by having them help pass the Catchbox around!
Can Catchbox be used by people with pacemakers?
Catchbox products (microphone capsules, wireless chargers, and the soft covers) contain magnets which could affect the functioning of pacemakers and other electronic implants. If you wear these devices, keep sufficient distance to magnets. It’s best to warn others who wear these devices about the risks of getting too close to magnets.
Can Catchbox be used by people with hearing difficulties?
Yes! This might require additional audio equipment (a hearing loop, remote microphone, etc.). We recommend double-checking the audio output options for the Catchbox model you've chosen - to see if you can connect it to your audio equipment.
Feel free to reach out to us on live chat on our website or at [email protected] to double-check the audio equipment compatibility with Catchbox!
Can I use Catchbox when in movement?
Catchbox can easily be used when in movement - it will mute only when the patented Automute technology senses motions when falling or thrown. Feel free to use Catchbox when in movement - for example, on a bus or other moving transportation!