Whether it was Gunship and the pounding Drone Racing– the kick drum alone makes it worth having a look at– Woojer Strap Manual… or The Word Alive’s Quit While You’re Ahead, I adored 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 bar, and if you’re a fan of music the Woojer Vest Edge brings it to life in such a way you can’t quickly replicate. If you’re a fan of classical music or 60s pop there’s going to be less of a draw, but if your taste skews towards the heavier end you’ll find it tough to return.
I followed up my musical jaunts with some motion picture time. This was where I took my first foray into VR with the Vest Edge, and the set up on Oculus Quest 2 was speedy and basic. 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 stressed that there ‘d be a lot of loose cables, but with some placing under and around the Vest Edge there was never ever anything in the method, and nor did it restrict my movement.
If you’ve inspected out apps like Prime Video VR or Bigscreen you’ll know that they put you in a virtual cinema, and enjoying blockbusters in VR can be pretty special. Including in the Vest Edge suggestions things firmly into ‘nearly as great as the real thing’.
I selected Spider-Man Homecoming as my first port of call, and things began reasonably subdued. I don’t believe I ‘d spent much time considering how filmmakers modify the sound mix to draw the audience in, however the absence of low frequencies in the opening was hammered home once they appeared, adding major depth to both the soundtrack and the superhero action. I liked this; it’s definitely like having your own cinema, and considered that I ‘d paired the Vest Edge with Razer’s haptic-toting Nari Ultimate I was experiencing every blow, every blast, similar to you would in a fully equipped movie theatre. No, wait. It’s much better than that