Force Feedback Vest Promises to Tickle Your Kidneys With Pain

March 27, 2008

This is a bit of a bizarre item that Locki stumbled across the other day. Gadget company Firebox is now offering a sort of Force Feedback vest for FPS games. Called the 3rd Space FPS Vest, it plugs into a USB port and promises to relay in-game bullet hits, explosions, and other unfriendly events into actual pain physical feedback via a concoction of eight pneumatic thingies spread throughout the device. We’re not quite sure how strong said feedback is, but apparently the result looks something like the gentleman on the right.

Better yet, it comes in two dashing colors and works with Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars. We’ve not yet managed to get our hands (or torsos, for that matter) on one of these, but if we do, we’ll be sure to report back.