Razer brought us the concept of a gaming chair with tactile feedback which uses the same technology for VR controllers during CES 2022. And now Cooler Master seeks to bring this same concept to reality.
Cooler Master has unveiled the Synk X, a gaming chair that will provide “real-time tactile experiences” by converting low-latency sound waves into vibrations that create the effect of haptic feedback.
The chair can recline 135 degrees, has seven ARGB lighting modes and is Bluetooth compatible. There’s also a built-in controller that lets you control these various features.
So far, we don’t have a release date for the Synk X, but there should be more information about the chair soon. And if it lives up to the hype, we could be looking at one of the best gaming chairs on the market.
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Could haptic gaming chairs be the future?
VR haptic feedback is already a marvel of gaming technology, capable of delivering various sensations to a player just by altering the vibrational feedback that matches what you “should” feel during gameplay. It’s used with Sense Glove and controllers paired with VR devices to great effect.
So it seems natural that the next step would be to pair this same technology with a device that has constant contact with your body. For example, a racing game might use it to simulate the bumps and acceleration of a racing chair or even a car accident. And many other genres could use it to a similar effect.
Between Cooler Master and Razer, it would be amazing to see the impact haptic feedback chairs could have on gaming.