Whether it was Gunship and the pounding Drone Racing– the kick drum alone makes it worth taking a look at– Woojer Strap Edge Review… or The Word Alive’s Quit While You’re Ahead, I loved listening to music in this way. It’s someplace in between being down the front at a gig and standing next to a bass bin in a club, and if you’re a fan of music the Woojer Vest Edge brings it to life in such a way you can’t quickly reproduce. If you’re a fan of symphonic music or 60s pop there’s going to be less of a draw, but if your taste skews towards the much heavier end you’ll discover it hard to return.
I followed up my musical jaunts with some film time. This was where I took my first venture into VR with the Vest Edge, and the established on Oculus Mission 2 was quick and simple. Taking the 3.5 mm feed from the Oculus into the Vest Edge’s control unit, you then connect your earphones in series prior to transferring them on your head. I worried that there ‘d be too many loose cables, but with some positioning under and around the Vest Edge there was never anything in the method, and nor did it limit my motion.
If you’ve inspected out apps like Prime Video VR or Bigscreen you’ll understand that they put you in a virtual cinema, and watching smash hits in VR can be pretty special. Including in the Vest Edge ideas things strongly into ‘nearly as good as the real thing’.
I went with Spider-Man Homecoming as my first port of call, and things started out fairly controlled. I do not believe I ‘d spent much time thinking of how filmmakers fine-tune the sound mix to draw the audience in, but the absence of radio frequencies in the opening was hammered home once they appeared, adding severe depth to both the superhero and the soundtrack action. I enjoyed this; it’s definitely 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, similar to you would in a well-equipped movie theatre. No, wait. It’s better than that