bHaptics Announces Pre-orders for TactSuit X Series Haptic Vests, Starting at $300 – Road to VR
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Its $300 little cousin, the TactSuit X16, reduces the number of ERM motors down to 16, and consists of a smaller battery at 4,900 mAh ranked for a general playtime of 22+ hours, the business says. The vest’s haptic motors can’dumbly ‘buzz for a generalized rumble impact, however can likewise activate in specific areas on the front and back of the vest to replicate things like gunshots, punches, and sword pieces. Still, at the time I didn’t find it an excellent adequate worth proposal as a customer due to the general lack of supported games– the egg and a chicken problem if there ever was one. And while drawing in designers to include native assistance still stays an uphill fight for the business a few years later, it’s possible that may change now with the entryway of X16 at a more consumer-friendly rate point.
Native assistance for Quest games is also presently pretty minimal, including Onward, Hyperdash, Thrill of the Fight, Death Horizon: Reloaded, Crisis VRigade, Apex Construct, Sairento VR, Operation Serpens, Let’s Go Chopping, MissionX: Lite, and Realms of Eternity.
To bridge the space somewhat, the vests’ audio-based haptics mode likewise lets you plug in and play non-supported SteamVR and Quest platform games, as it takes basic audio objects like gunshots and equates them into a haptic rumble.
Pre-orders are said to start delivering December 10th, taking between an approximated 3-5 service days to arrive depending on your area.