Whether it was Gunship and the pounding Drone Racing– the kick drum alone makes it worth checking out– How Does Woojer Conver Audio To Vibration… or The Word Alive’s Quit While You’re Ahead, I adored listening to music in this way. It’s somewhere in between being down the front at a gig and standing next to a bass bin in a nightclub, and if you’re a fan of music the Woojer Vest Edge brings it to life in such a way you can’t easily reproduce. If you’re a fan of classical music or 60s pop there’s going to be less of a draw, however if your taste alters towards the heavier end you’ll find it tough to go back.
I followed up my musical jaunts with some film time. This was where I took my first foray into VR with the Vest Edge, and the set up on Oculus Quest 2 was swift and easy. Taking the 3.5 mm feed from the Oculus into the Vest Edge’s control unit, you then attach your earphones in series before depositing them on your head. I fretted that there ‘d be too many loose cable televisions, but with some placing under and around the Vest Edge there was never ever anything in the way, and nor did it limit my motion.
If you’ve inspected out apps like Prime Video VR or Bigscreen you’ll know that they put you in a virtual movie theater, and viewing hits in VR can be quite special. Including in the Vest Edge suggestions things firmly into ‘nearly as excellent as the real thing’.
I went with Spider-Man Homecoming as my very first port of call, and things started relatively suppressed. I do not believe I ‘d spent much time thinking about how filmmakers modify the sound mix to draw the audience in, but the absence of radio frequencies in the opening was hammered home once they appeared, adding serious depth to both the superhero and the soundtrack action. I loved this; it’s definitely like having your own movie theater, and given that I ‘d matched the Vest Edge with Razer’s haptic-toting Nari Ultimate I was experiencing every blow, every blast, just like you would in a well-equipped movie theatre. No, wait. It’s better than that