Whether it was Gunship and the pounding Drone Racing– the kick drum alone makes it worth checking out– Woojer Vest Amazon… or The Word Alive’s Quit While You’re Ahead, I adored listening to music in this way. It’s somewhere in between being down the front at a gig and standing beside a bass bin in a bar, and if you’re a fan of music the Woojer Vest Edge brings it to life in a manner 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, however if your taste alters towards the much heavier end you’ll discover it hard to go back.
I followed up my musical jaunts with some movie time. This was where I took my very 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 connect your earphones in series prior to depositing them on your head. I fretted that there ‘d be too many loose cables, however with some positioning under and around the Vest Edge there was never ever anything in the way, and nor did it limit my movement.
You’re best served here with some powerful shows; 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 way forward. If you’ve taken a look at apps like Prime Video VR or Bigscreen you’ll know that they put you in a virtual cinema, and seeing blockbusters in VR can be quite unique. Including the Vest Edge tips things strongly into ‘nearly as good as the real thing’.
I opted for Spider-Man Homecoming as my first port of call, and things started fairly suppressed. I don’t think I ‘d spent much time considering how filmmakers tweak the sound mix to draw the audience in, however the lack of radio frequencies in the opening was hammered home once they appeared, adding major depth to both the soundtrack and the superhero action. I loved this; it’s definitely like having your own cinema, and given that I ‘d paired the Vest Edge with Razer’s haptic-toting Nari Ultimate I was experiencing every blow, every blast, just like you would in a well-equipped movie theatre. No, wait. It’s much better than that