Whether it was Gunship and the pounding Drone Racing– the kick drum alone makes it worth taking a look at– Woojer Strap Experience… or The Word Alive’s Quit While You’re Ahead, I loved listening to music in this way. It’s somewhere 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 quickly duplicate. If you’re a fan of classical music or 60s pop there’s going to be less of a draw, but if your taste alters towards the much heavier end you’ll find it hard 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 Mission 2 was quick and basic. Taking the 3.5 mm feed from the Oculus into the Vest Edge’s control system, you then attach your headphones in series prior to transferring them on your head. I worried that there ‘d be too many loose cables, however with some placing under and around the Vest Edge there was never anything in the method, and nor did it limit my motion.
You’re finest served here with some powerful programming; I’m thinking more Michael Bay than Michael Moore. While you can have this established for routine watching– it’s a cinch if you’re hooked into your DualSense or Xbox controller– VR watching is categorically the method forward. If you’ve taken a look at apps like Prime Video VR or Bigscreen you’ll understand that they put you in a virtual movie theater, and watching blockbusters in VR can be pretty unique. Adding in the Vest Edge tips things strongly into ‘nearly as good as the genuine thing’.
I do not think I ‘d invested much time thinking about how filmmakers tweak the sound mix to draw the audience in, but the lack of low frequencies in the opening was hammered home once they appeared, adding serious depth to both the superhero and the soundtrack 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, simply like you would in a fully equipped film theatre.