My woojer has shipped and Im not excited why?
I need opinions.
Its been a roller coaster of doubt for me as in the 9 months since i backed this alot has changed in this space.
First A little backstory,
The only reason I backed this was back in sept/oct I started really getting into beat saber and i think Pistol Whip had just come out.
I heard alot of praise from Zimtok from FReality about how much he loved his subpac m2x.
Having experience with bass shakers , (I own buttkickers, and wont play sims without them) I know how immersive rumble can be.
So i backed the woojer vest + strap.
around Jan i started having doubts as to whether or not this was really worth it, as in hind sight it was a lot of money and I started watching videos of people who had previous bersions of the strap and vest.
In particular there was a guy who had several videos where he used the vest on his playstation 4 and his impressions after a year with the device.
It started to give me doubts because the hook up process seemed far from convenient.
So I bought a subpack M2(not the wearable X variant) used off of kijiji for cheap to get a taste of what Zimtok5 was talking about and man. I was Not impressed.
Anyway more recently it seems the haptic vest that is the best on the market is the BHaptics which everyone seems to be talking about.
Whats really interesting about the bHaptics is that it is programmable by devs and has an sdk. Its not just a simple audio shaker.
Even so, after seeing Mike from VR Oasis play a mod for Alyx that is actually programmed to specifically give you proper feedback I left thinking that I could really take or leave it.
The only thing i can think of why the Wooner vest might be cool, is that unlike the M2X , it has 7 transducers in stereo across the front and back.
However, I cant find any information on whether they have an sdk or are even programmable, so it seems like its going to be just a glorified “Aurora Interactor from the 90’s”
Honestly, I’ve never been so unhappy to recieve news that my pledge had shipped because I wonder if I should leave it unopened and just flip it on kijiji for what I paid for it.
Or at the very least maybe I should try it out to see if my fears are valid and its a waste of money.
I think i’ll probably keep the strap if it works because maybe it can be cool to feel punches in Creed.
What do you think, am I over thinking this?
Am I expecting too much?
I see @DrWilken said he backed one, are you also having doubts?