The FutureHoop Designer has the option for either removable batteries or internal batteries. 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. Designer hoops with the ability for the battery to be swapped out for a frsh one are constructed similarly to the FutureHoop Remote, but built with different hardware and software inside.
The internal batteries need to be recharged via USB and a power outlet, but create a gapless circle of light. The Designer hoops that use internal batteries are constructed the same way as the FutureHoop Pro, but built with different hardware and software inside.
HD LED strip uses battery much quicker than the standard LED strip, but it does provide sharper images with more details. The HD LED options also come with the choice for removable and non-removable battery.
FutureHoop Designer Battery Run Time
Removable battery/Standard LEDs: 2-4 hours per battery, depending on patterns & brightness
Removable battery/HD LEDs: 1-2 hours per battery, depending on patterns & brightness
Non-removable battery/Standard LEDs: 2-4 hours per charge, depending on patterns & brightness
Non-removable battery/HD LEDs: 1-2 hours per charge, depending on patterns & brightness