Whether it was Gunship and the pounding Drone Racing– the kick drum alone makes it worth checking out– Woojer Vest Modes… 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 beside a bass bin in a club, and if you’re a fan of music the Woojer Vest Edge brings it to life in a way you can’t easily 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 tough to return.
I followed up my musical jaunts with some motion picture time. This was where I took my first venture into VR with the Vest Edge, and the set up on Oculus Mission 2 was swift and basic. Taking the 3.5 mm feed from the Oculus into the Vest Edge’s control unit, you then connect your headphones in series before transferring them on your head. I fretted that there ‘d be a lot of loose cables, however with some positioning under and around the Vest Edge there was never anything in the way, and nor did it restrict my movement.
If you’ve examined out apps like Prime Video VR or Bigscreen you’ll understand that they put you in a virtual cinema, and watching hits in VR can be quite unique. Adding in the Vest Edge tips things securely into ‘nearly as good as the real thing’.
I selected Spider-Man Homecoming as my first port of call, and things began fairly subdued. I don’t believe I ‘d spent much time considering how filmmakers modify the sound mix to draw the audience in, but the absence of radio frequencies in the opening was hammered home once they appeared, including serious depth to both the soundtrack and the superhero action. I loved this; it’s absolutely 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 fully equipped movie theatre. No, wait. It’s better than that