Whether it was Gunship and the pounding Drone Racing– the kick drum alone makes it worth having a look at– Woojer Vest Pro Wireless… or The Word Alive’s Quit While You’re Ahead, I loved listening to music in this way. It’s somewhere 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 way you can’t quickly reproduce. If you’re a fan of classical music or 60s pop there’s going to be less of a draw, however if your taste skews towards the heavier end you’ll find it hard to go back.
I followed up my musical jaunts with some film time. This was where I took my first venture into VR with the Vest Edge, and the established on Oculus Mission 2 was speedy 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 transferring them on your head. I stressed that there ‘d be too many loose cables, but with some placing under and around the Vest Edge there was never ever anything in the method, and nor did it limit my motion.
If you’ve checked out apps like Prime Video VR or Bigscreen you’ll know that they put you in a virtual cinema, and viewing smash hits in VR can be pretty special. Adding in the Vest Edge tips things securely into ‘nearly as great as the real thing’.
I chose Spider-Man Homecoming as my first port of call, and things began reasonably suppressed. I do not think I ‘d invested much time thinking of how filmmakers fine-tune 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 superhero and the soundtrack action. I liked this; it’s definitely like having your own movie theater, and given that I ‘d matched 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