Whether it was Gunship and the pounding Drone Racing– the kick drum alone makes it worth checking out– Woojer Strap For Gaming… or The Word Alive’s Quit While You’re Ahead, I adored listening to music in this way. It’s someplace 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 replicate. If you’re a fan of symphonic music or 60s pop there’s going to be less of a draw, but 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 very first foray into VR with the Vest Edge, and the established on Oculus Quest 2 was easy and speedy. Taking the 3.5 mm feed from the Oculus into the Vest Edge’s control unit, you then attach your headphones in series prior to transferring them on your head. I fretted that there ‘d be too many loose cables, but with some placing under and around the Vest Edge there was never anything in the way, and nor did it restrict my motion.
If you have actually inspected out apps like Prime Video VR or Bigscreen you’ll understand that they put you in a virtual cinema, and seeing hits in VR can be pretty special. Adding in the Vest Edge pointers things firmly into ‘almost as great as the genuine thing’.
I selected Spider-Man Homecoming as my first port of call, and things started reasonably subdued. I don’t believe I ‘d invested much time considering how filmmakers tweak the sound mix to draw the audience in, however the absence of radio frequencies in the opening was hammered home once they appeared, adding serious depth to both the soundtrack and the superhero action. I enjoyed this; it’s absolutely like having your own movie theater, and given that I ‘d combined the Vest Edge with Razer’s haptic-toting Nari Ultimate I was experiencing every blow, every blast, much like you would in a fully equipped movie theatre. No, wait. It’s much better than that