There are all sorts of known VR accessories, such as grip slipcovers, interchangeable masks, storage bags, and even some that turn the grip into a golf club, put cute stickers on the front panel of the headset, and other uncommon things, but they’re all designed to give you a better, longer-lasting VR experience. Let’s take a look at some of the odd VR accessories out there~
Wouldn’t it be exciting to be able to smell gunpowder from a movie set and smell real flowers in a virtual world?
American manufacturer FeelReal has created such a VR peripheral, which is said to produce 255 different scents. This includes scents such as rainforest, flowers, ocean, burning rubber, gunpowder and more, plus Feelreal also offers the ability to book a number of other scents and even customise them, for example, by swapping out different scent cartridges to produce different scents.
But don’t get excited just yet, check out how it looks like.
A virtual cocktail glass called Vocktail, developed by researcher Yan Liangkun and his team at the National University of Singapore, gives the user the illusion of ‘drinking for real’ through scent cartridges and electronic pulses. It is even fitted with coloured LEDs to differentiate between the different flavours.
There have been comprehensive VR taste peripherals for a long time, but the flavours that they can simulate are singular and the shape is not quite as good as it could be. But the following product is wonderful, chosen by Carnegie Mellon University, and the little metal tube we can see is its sensor, which has an array of：
What sensation does this amazing piece mimic? Drinking, smoking, brushing your teeth, etc. can indeed be done, but you’re underestimating it. It can also do things like imitate the sensation of spider silk hanging from your mouth, bugs crawling over your mouth, water droplets hanging from the side of your mouth and so on.
You think only small factories do this? Not really! Ubisoft also previously released a fart-only VR peripheral, the Nosulus Rift, for the protagonist’s farting skills in South Park: The Complete Breakdown.
I suspected for a moment that it was an April Fool’s joke, but it turns out that it really wasn’t, and a journalist had a special experience:
Unfortunately, there are no plans for it to be consumer oriented and, frankly, it was made for fun.
Writing at the end
While we’ve searched through a lot of weird VR peripherals with a sense of banter, we understand that a lot of world-changing things come from weirdness, just like we didn’t think about putting a laptop in an envelope until the Macbook came out.
So let’s be clear here, jokes aside, we respect the efforts of all the developers, and all your weirdness is for the sake of a more lovely world~