Whether it was Gunship and the pounding Drone Racing– the kick drum alone makes it worth having a look at– Woojer Strap Price… 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 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 a manner 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 find it tough to go back.
I followed up my musical jaunts with some motion picture time. This was where I took my very 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 system, you then attach your earphones in series prior to depositing them on your head. I fretted that there ‘d be too many loose cable televisions, however with some positioning under and around the Vest Edge there was never anything in the way, and nor did it restrict my motion.
You’re best served here with some powerful programming; I’m believing more Michael Bay than Michael Moore. While you can have this established for regular watching– it’s a cinch if you’re hooked into your DualSense or Xbox controller– VR viewing is categorically the way 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 cinema, and watching blockbusters in VR can be pretty unique. Adding in the Vest Edge tips things firmly into ‘almost as good as the real thing’.
I selected Spider-Man Homecoming as my very first port of call, and things started relatively subdued. I do not believe I ‘d spent much time considering how filmmakers fine-tune the sound mix to draw the audience in, but the absence of low frequencies in the opening was hammered home once they appeared, including serious depth to both the soundtrack and the superhero 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 much better than that