Hardware developers are continuously trying to turn gaming into an immersive experience. Luckily, the KOR haptic feedback vest can make bullet shots and dog bites a lot more realistic.
There has been this trend of bringing various sensations from beyond the screen directly on your skin. When combined with VR headsets, the whole experience becomes a whole lot more realistic. Nintendo’s Power Glove and Virtual Boy foreshadowed in the ’80s and early ’90s such modern creations as the Oculus Rift VR headset, so it’s rather clear that advancements are made periodically in this field. Still, at some point intertwining the game world with the real world is no longer enough, if this is only done visually. Haptic feedback adds some physicality to the game, in that you can get to feel things that touch your body (be it a friendly hand or a crowbar), along with bullet shots. This way, you’ll probably feel worse (physically, as well) when dying in a game.
The KOR-FX haptic feedback vest will help gamers feel all that, and more. Besides things that affect the body directly, KOR will also be able to make gamers aware of the vibrations that are caused by nearby explosions.
Another great thing about this product is its incredible compatibility. Basically, it will work with PCs, Macs, video gaming consoles and other devices that are equipped with 3.5 audio jacks. There are no drivers involved, and gamers can start playing their favorite games right away, since KOR-FX is a plug-and-play device.
All you will need besides the vest are 4 AA rechargeable batteries to power it. Depending on how you’re intending to use it, and on the amount of haptic feedback that you’re getting while playing, those batteries should be enough for 30 to 40 hours of gameplay. Besides that, you will also need 4 AA rechargeable batteries for the wireless dongle that comes with the vest, but that’s not really mandatory, as the dongle can also be powered through USB.
KOR-FX is currently featured on Kickstarter, and since Immerz, the delelopers of this device, have already raised more than the initial goal, anyone who has backed the project with more than $150 should expect to receive their haptic feedback vest this September.
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