Whether it was Gunship and the pounding Drone Racing– the kick drum alone makes it worth checking out– Indiegogo Woojer… or The Word Alive’s Quit While You’re Ahead, I loved listening to music in this way. It’s someplace between being down the front at a gig and standing beside 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 replicate. If you’re a fan of symphonic music or 60s pop there’s going to be less of a draw, however if your taste skews towards the much heavier end you’ll discover it hard to return.
Taking the 3.5 mm feed from the Oculus into the Vest Edge’s control unit, you then connect your earphones in series before transferring them on your head. I fretted that there ‘d be too numerous loose cable televisions, however with some positioning under and around the Vest Edge there was never anything in the method, and nor did it restrict my movement.
If you’ve examined out apps like Prime Video VR or Bigscreen you’ll know that they put you in a virtual movie theater, and watching blockbusters in VR can be pretty special. Adding in the Vest Edge pointers things strongly into ‘almost as good as the real thing’.
I chose Spider-Man Homecoming as my first port of call, and things started out reasonably subdued. I don’t think I ‘d spent much time considering how filmmakers tweak the sound mix to draw the audience in, however the absence of low frequencies in the opening was hammered home once they appeared, including severe depth to both the soundtrack and the superhero action. I enjoyed this; it’s absolutely like having your own cinema, 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 fully equipped movie theatre. No, wait. It’s better than that