Imagine you’re immersed in your favorite game. You’re stranded on a beach, trying to collect items to use for your survival. The graphics are excellent; you can see the sun’s rays glinting off of the water, the light radiating off the sand. But that’s not all. As you roam the beach, you can actually SMELL the scent of salt water in the air, the stench of rotting seaweed, a warm breeze blowing on your face, the feel of the ocean spray on your skin. Talk about adding a new dimension to gaming!
It might sound too good to be true, but it’s very, very real. Manufactured by FeelReal, this virtual reality mask brings the gaming experience to a whole new level. Aside from the actual odor generating device, there are wind generators, a microphone and even openings for the occasional water mist to touch your skin. The intricate controls in this gadget can even control the temperature of the wind! It can be hot or cold, depending on what game you’re playing (I certainly would find this unpleasant if the game setting was located in Siberia!).
According to Yahoo Tech, “A working prototype is in existence and early adopters can preorder the mask for $249.99 (about £170, AU$328). The preorder package includes four scents: jungle, ocean, fire and wind.”
Imagine Far Cry 4 or other top games with this newest sensory experience. Expect it to hit shelves this summer!