FutureHoop Accessories

Removable Batteries & Chargers

Internal USB Battery Charging

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Battery Runtime

5/8 & 3/4 FutureHoop Build Guide

Standard
LED Density
Removable
battery
Standard
LED Density
Internal
battery
HD
LED Density
Removable
battery
HD
LED Density
Internal
battery
Main
Build
Feature
longest
continual
battery
run time
gapless
LEDs,
average
battery
run time
sharper
resolution,
continual
battery
run time
sharper
resolution,
mini
light
gap
Continual
Battery
Runtime
Per Hoop
Build
5/8:
1-3 hours
3/4:
2-4 hours
5/8:
1-3 hours
3/4:
2-5
hours
5/8:
.5-2 hours
3/4:
1-2 hours
3/4:
1-2
hours
LED
Density
Image
Sharpness
36 LEDs
per meter
36
per meter
62
per meter
62
per meter
Battery
Gap
2 LED
gap
gapless
5 HD LED
gap
1-2
HD LEDs
mini-gap
Recharge
Time
2-4
hours
per
battery
4-6
hours
plugged
in
2-4
hours
per
battery
4-6
hours
plugged
in
Recharge
Power
Source
4
rechargeable
lithium-ion
batteries
+ charger
micro
USB
cord,
USB wall
charger
4
rechargeable
lithium-ion
batteries
+ charger
micro
USB
cord,
USB wall
charger
li-ion
battery
type
5/8: 10440
3/4: 14500
internal
batteries
via USB
5/8: 10440
3/4: 14500
internal
batteries
via USB
Battery Info

Power-Saving Tips
The FutureHoop was designed with power-saving in mind so you can keep hooping with full and bright animations hours into the night. Use the remote control to switch to less power-hungry modes or patterns. Turn down the brightness with the remote control as another way to increase battery life. Patterns that use more black space than color are using less LEDs on at the same time, which saves power. Simple, minimal patterns (like chasers) can last for many hours on one battery charge.

How often should I charge my battery?
It’s best to keep your batteries charged in between hooping sessions. Lithium-ion batteries are okay to be stored at a little below full charge, especially if they will be sitting unused for while. Never leave lithium-ion batteries at zero or low charge for extended periods. This will cause the battery to lose capacity over time. Rechargeable batteries are consumable and they will need to be replaced over time a normal part of wear and tear from the hoop. It’s best to keep your battery in good shape to extend the glow time it can give back to you!

What is LED density, and how does it affect the hoop battery?
LED density, also known as LED resolution, is the closeness of each LED to each other on the LED strip of your hoop. The closer the LEDs are to each other, the higher density the LED strip is, and the brighter and clearer the picture resolution. High resolution LED strip goes through battery faster than Standard density LED strip.

Both the Standard and HD versions of the FutureHoop have a removable battery build option. This allows you to easily switch out to a new battery to keep running full color visuals all night. HD hoops use battery life much quicker than Standard density hoops (about twice as fast!)


Which Size Battery Fits Your FutureHoop?

FutureHoops are built in 3/4 and 5/8 tubing

5/8 LED hoops use a 10440 lithium-ion battery (similar to AAA size)
3/4 LED hoops use a 14500 lithium-ion battery (similar to AA size)



Light Gap from the Battery

Both the Standard and HD versions of the FutureHoop have a removable battery build option. This allows you to easily switch out to a new battery to keep running full color visuals all night. HD hoops use battery life much quicker than Standard density hoops (about twice as fast!)

Removable batteries leave a small light gap, but you could have virtually endless hoop sessions, as long as you keep putting in a fresh battery. Hoops with internal, or non-removable, batteries create a gapless circle of light, but need to be recharged via a USB cord and a power outlet.

Light gap comparison between Standard and HD density with a removable battery

The removable battery creates a small light gap where the battery is housed.

  • Standard density hoop light gap: approx 2-3 LEDs
  • High density hoop light gap: approx 5 LEDs

Light gap distance at hoop closure for Gapless Standard and HD density with internal batteries

  • Standard density hoop light gap: gapless LEDs
  • High density hoop light gap: approx 1-2 LEDs
How does a FutureHoop with an Internal Battery Recharge?
Depending on the mode you’re in, an internal battery FutureHoop can last 2-5 hours before it would need to be plugged in to charge. FutureHoops hoops charge via micro USB cord and come with a USB wall charger.

The hoop needs 4-6 hours plugged in to recharge the internal batteries back to full capacity. Keep your hoop batteries charged in between hooping sessions.

The red light on inside the hoop when plugged in is how you know the hoop is charging. When the hoop is fully charged the light inside the hoop will turn off. Unplug your hoop when it’s completed charging.

The USB wall charger that comes with your hoop has a light on it to let you know that it’s receiving power from the outlet. This isn’t an indicator of whether the hoop charging, only that it’s receiving power. Any powered USB port or USB charger will power the hoop when it’s plugged in.

You can use any micro USB cord and any USB charger to charge your hoop’s internal batteries. If your USB cord no longer works it’s best to dispose of it and purchase a new one or to use a different micro USB cord that you use for another USB device.