Whiplash VR Australian Hands-On: The Punishingly Brilliant VR Rig That Spins Your Whole Body Around 360-Degrees

Whiplash VR Australian Hands-On: The Punishingly Brilliant VR Rig That Spins Your Whole Body Around 360-Degrees

So you think because you’ve tried the high-resolution Oculus Rift 2 or the Gear VR that you’ve seen what virtual reality can do? Trust me, you couldn’t be more wrong. Today I had a new VR rig kick the living hell out of me. It spins 360-degrees around and replicates all the movement going on in front of your eyes. I tested the Whiplash, and I’m positive it’s the future of VR.

The Whiplash is a simple concept put together by a small Spanish company: it’s VR that moves with you. Stick on your headset of choice and connect it to the chair, and you move with the action going on in your headset. If your plane turns left, so does your chair to simulate the experience. If you take a nosedive, the chair throws you forward, slamming you against the racing harnesses designed to hold you into the experience.

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