December 23, 2014 by Ben Kuchera

The KOR-FX haptic vest looks stupid, is a pain to set up, feels amazing

Do you care about looking stupid when you play video games?

It's a question I often ask myself when I'm setting up a new piece of virtual reality equipment. The past few days have been spent testing the KOR-FX haptic vest, a device that straps to the top half of your body and delivers vibrations to the left and right sides of your chest.

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June 17, 2014 by Andrea Campton

E3 2014 Hands-On: KOR-FX Gaming Vest

Once I got used to the sensation, I could tell approximately which wall the shots were originating from. This gave me a slight tactical advantage as I decided to pre-fire around corners more often than not, usually resulting in enemy deaths… This was a completely different experience from when I was young and used the Aura Interactor, which used speakers to create the sensations. In fact, this was better in every way. Each shell and loud movement was its own feeling, which didn’t feel gimmicky, but natural.

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June 17, 2014 by Darryn Bonthuys

E3 2014 - Hands on with the KOR-FX Gaming vest

I'm genuinely enamoured by this hardware, and the fact that Immerz have a working final prototype to show to backers who are interested in providing funds, speaks for itself.

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June 14, 2014

BBC Click

Click E3 Report

Yup, that's pretty immersive, I'll give you that. You can certainly feel the noises, the gunfire, the footsteps as they happen and you do get a sense of which direction they are coming from.

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June 13, 2014 by Cory Vincent

Coolest thing you didn't know existed: KOR-FX Gaming Vest

Isolated in headphones and the vest even in a noisy convention center, I felt more aware of what was going on in the game. It sort of acted as just one more tool of sensory at my disposal to keep me aware of what was going on in the game whether it was the location of explosions or gunfire.

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June 12, 2014 by Rob LeFebvre

Good vibrations: KOR-FX vest puts you into the game

I expected a one-to-one vibration-to-action mechanic, but was surprised by the emotional reaction I had to the vibrations. The idea is to engage your body via the vibrations in the vest, heightening your emotional connection to the game, more so than just recreating physical actions like explosions, body hits, or bullets.

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June 12, 2014 by Will Westwater

Parade Online

Will Westwater's E3 Day One Highlights

I wore one while playing Call of Duty: Ghosts and while the gameplay started slowly, the action quickly picked up when I fired my weapon and the vest vibrated accordingly. It added to the gaming experience and could prove very useful especially if games are designed with KOR-FX in mind.

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June 12, 2014 by Elyse Betters

Hands-on: Immerz Kor-Fx gaming vest with 4DFX technology review

[KOR-FX] relies on 4DFX, an acousto-haptic technology that produces high-definition environmental feedback. It not only allows you to feel explosions but will also thump - for instance - at the right side of your chest if that area has been hit by shrapnel in the video game. It'll do the same for bullets, etc.

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June 11, 2014 by Jake Weston

The KOR-FX Gaming Vest Could Take VR to the Next Level

Sound cues represented themselves in the vest as accurate, precise vibrations on my chest that let my body know exactly the direction where the sound was coming from. Working in tandem with a surround sound system, the KOR-FX gaming vest can potentially give players positional awareness of both themselves and enemies that is otherwise not present normally while playing games.

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April 30, 2014 by Jennifer Booton

Facebook Makes Virtual Reality Cool Again

With startups interacting with zealous gamers, advancing tech is adding dimensions to video games and other entertainment - so much so it might soon help users feel the ping of a digital gunshot.

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April 22, 2014 by Edwin Kee


KOR-FX Haptic Vest Lets You Feel Each Incoming Blow

Haptic gaming vests have been worked on in the past, but those never really made it to mainstream consciousness, which is something the KOR-FX haptic vest intends to change.

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April 21, 2014 by Richard Moss


KOR-FX haptic vest brings games closer to your chest

That pounding in your chest when the action gets really intense in a video game or movie takes on a new dimension with the KOR-FX 4DFX, an adjustable and lightweight vest that translates audio into subtle vibrations that are meant to help you feel where explosions occur and gunshots comes from - or simply to better enjoy your favorite music.

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Digital Trends
January 10, 2014 by Ryan Fleming

Digital Trends

Feel like you were shot in the back with KOR-FX (in a good way)

If you are a competitive gamer, you know that every edge you can gain is worth squeezing for all its worth. If you are playing a first-person shooter, for example, any chance to expand your knowledge of the surroundings can be the difference between a win and a loss. So what if you could physically feel where enemies were? That''s what Immerz promises with KOR-FX, a high-tech, wireless vest featuring multiple sensors that produce haptic feedback.

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Best of CES 2014
Posted January 10, 2014 by Hayley Tsukayama

Best of CES 2014

Kor-Fx: How noisy neighbors sparked a new big idea for gaming

Back when Immerz chief executive Shahriar Afshar was just a controversial physicist , he was giving a summertime lecture and had to stay in university temporary housing. As he fired off e-mails to colleagues, however, he found himself becoming distracted by the kids next door , who were firing off virtual rounds of ammo at full blast in some loud, obnoxious video game.

And he was annoyed.

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July 01, 2014 by Alex Stone

ABC News Radio

New Vibrating Gaming Vest

It really does give you that feeling like you are in the game… Every gunshot, you can hear it and you can feel it.

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June 22, 2014

AOL On Tech

KOR-FX Vest Turns Game Audio Into Immersive Physical Feedback

The new KOR-FX isn't a plain old chest-mounted rumble pack.

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June 20, 2014

Maude Tests Out the KOR-FX at E3

This is a great direction for gaming, and I've been playing FPS shooters and LAN for 20 years…Was that a rush for anyone else?!

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