During gameplay the air compressor creates a constant background noise, a little louder than an Xbox 360 Elite, for example. After a quick succession of hits, typically three volleys of four rapid fire hits, the compressor needs to build up a reservoir of compressed air again filling the jacket, and when it does it makes a hell of a noise - which, if you're not expecting it, can be quite distracting.
Also available in special forces black
The air pockets are located primarily around the front of the vest, with two positioned at the back. So when you get fragged by a grenade for instance, it feels like someone has just poked you in the kidneys. The effect of this is a little startling, but still not quite the same sensation as being hit by shrapnel. We imagine.
It's available in both camouflage and black (for those nighttime special ops) and S/M and L/XL. We had the L/XL version, and on a six foot frame it didn't leave a great deal to the imagination despite it's fully adjustable straps.
The gaming vest is such a nice idea - it's just poorly thought out. The games that this ships with are really quite dated, it's expensive, and it only runs on a PC. This would have made a great prototype if the promise of a quieter, more compatible version was on its way.
3rd Space FPS gaming vest
Battlefield 1942/2 etc
What happens if you get blown up by a tank? ://
I remember reading about this a while ago.
I reckon, if you have dive tanks, hook them up instead of the compressor and up the pressure a little.
Best of all, no waiting for the pressure to build up, and no compressor noise. Should last quite a while.
Will they be coming out with a helmet for head shots and underwear for the below the belt shots?
Other ways of achieving the same thing
And here are some tips for more realism when playing other types of games:
1. When playing a racing game, have someone stand behind you and move the chair as you steer.
2. When playing a fighting game, ask a friend to whack you in the head with a cricket bat every time your on-screen avatar takes a hit.
3. For gambling games, throw the contents of your wallet out the window if you loose.