Adam Savage opens up about his experience with hearing loss and why getting hearing aids was a life-changing decision. Learn about the benefits of modern Widex hearing aid technology and why you should consider getting your own hearing tested as well. (This video is sponsored by Widex. Learn more about getting your hearing tested here.)
We put our hands inside the HaptX virtual reality gloves that use finely tuned pneumatics to convey a striking sense of touch with VR content. HaptX's CEO Jake Rubin chats with us to talk about the challenges of convincing haptics for VR and how their technology works. It's unlike any haptics solution we've used so far!
We've been waiting so long for self-lacing shoes, and now's our chance to try on Nike's Adapt BB with power lacing! Friend of Tested Steve Lin brings in his rare pair of Nike MAG sneakers as well as the new Adapt BB in a Back to the Future-inspired colorway. Here's how well the power lacing works!
At this year's E3, the Borderlands 3 booth stood out with six larger-than-life statues representing the games' characters at 1.5x scale. We met up with our old friend Frank Ippolito--whose team at Thingergy built these statues--to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these mixed-media figures were fabricated. From foam milling to clay sculpting, fabric patterning to silicone casting, here's how giant convention displays are made!
At this year's E3, we went hands-on with the first gameplay demo of Lone Echo 2, as well as the upcoming 360-degree update for Beat Saber! Here's how those games look and why the next wave of VR games is so exciting!
We meet up with The Wand Company at E3 this year to check out their new upgrade modules for their Pip-Boy 2000 kit. From an actual radio (with wasteland frequencies) to actual radiation sensor, we can't wait to incorporate these mods to our Pip-Boy. Plus, a look at their new die-cast Fallout 76 vehicles!
We visit the workshop of Aurum Effects, where propmaker Eric Newgard guides us through his process of painting and finishing a God of War Leviathan Axe resin kit. Eric shares his techniques for painting urethane resin to look like old wood, shiny metal, and other materials. The finished prop is beautiful!
We go hands-on with Tactical Haptics' custom VR controllers. Their novel approach of using shear forces in virtual reality controllers really surprised and impressed us--it may be the most interesting implementation of haptic feedback we've tried so far. Plus, we review and recommend the game Freediver!