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Immerz KOR-fx Earphones For Your Chest

afshar-korfx-277x300 By Evan Ackerman

Part of the reason that I like playing games is that my character can get beat up in a million different ways and die over and over and I get to just sit here and drink Mountain Dew and eat Cheetos and push buttons. But I guess some people want a more immersive experience, and want to be able to feel more than an ego sting when their character takes a shotgun blast in the chest. We’re familiar with one gadget that tries to make the gaming experience a bit more realistic, the 3rd Space Vest, and the Immerz KOR-fx, uh, chestphones aim to do the same kind of thing, except with sound instead of air pressure.

The way the KOR-fx works is through the magical mystery of “acousto-haptic technology.” Really, all it seems to be is some bass amplifiers that rest on your chest and pump low frequency sound directly into your body cavity, letting you feel the bass effects without having to turn your speakers way up, since headphones don’t produce that same visceral low-end effect. It means you can game quietly without feeling like it’s quiet. Sounds like a great accessory, right? Well, it would be, if it wasn’t supposed to cost $250 or more. I mean, for that amount of money I’d rather just turn my speakers up and make my neighbors suffer… If they want to buy me a set of these, that’s up to them.

[ Immerz ] VIA [ CNET ]








  • Jessicat

    That or you take that money, invest in paintball gear and feel, smell, and live the actual game of a first person shooter.

  • mcman

    I just hired a former UFC champion to stand next to my chair and punch, choke or kick me at the appropriate time. I almost choked on my cheetos 3 times. He doesn't quite have the timing down yet. I hope he gets it soon as I only have 7 teeth left.

  • http://brandiweed.livejournal.com/ Brandi

    Someone re-invented the Bone Fone!

  • http://www.ohgizmo.com/ Evan Ackerman

    OMG DO YOU PLAY PAINTBALL? I LOVE PAINTBALL!

  • christopherhaney

    I couldn't read a thing about whatever this is… my eyes are fixated on that dudes eyebrows. Like, WOW… they're HUGE! I mean, like… do some preening or something… geez!

  • jimmy1334

    Maybe he is just not gay like you? That was dumb dude

  • christopherhaney

    Wow, I didn't think people still used “gay” as a rip. Homosexuals are people, not an insult you cro-magnon douche. Grow up.

  • Jessicat

    sorry I didn't respond sooner. Yes I play paintball. I love the sport. I play Airsoft as well.

  • Jessicat

    sorry I didn't respond sooner. Yes I play paintball. I love the sport. I play Airsoft as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.glassero Wendy Glassero

    They already had a similar device 30 years ago ,it was called a Bone phone and was sold my JS&A
    You would hear the stereo from your walkman through your bones

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.glassero Wendy Glassero

    No You are an Insult…..Go wash your mouth out ……God knows whats in there

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.glassero Wendy Glassero

    Yup instead of a tiny ear phone lets wear 10 # of a bone phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.glassero Wendy Glassero

    Some Gays get of in the strangest ways