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Immersit is a Rumble Pak for your sofa

If you’ve ever watched a car chase scene and wished you could be part of the action, now’s your chance.

Install Immersit under your sofa, and it’ll react along with the scene, tilting and generally throwing you about the place a bit. Just careful you don’t spill your drink.

You don’t need a special sofa to make it work. Just slip a unit under each foot of your sofa, and put the amp under the seating section. The makers claim it recognises which film you’re watching, or which game you’re playing, and synchronises its actions in time. Then you can control everything from the app – you can adjust the sensitivity of the vibration, and set the height to either fling you about, or give you smaller, subtler movements.

It’s like the Rumble Pak for the N64, but on a much bigger scale.

It also has great potential for virtual reality. Imagine your sofa tilting back as you scale the heights of a VR rollercoaster, only for it to tip forward as you plummet down from the summit.

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You can also customise the movements yourself if you like.

It’s raised over €36,000 of a €85,000 goal and still has 34 days to go. The €499 (£392) early birds are sold out, but you can get one for €649 (£510), which is 46 per cent off the retail price. Though you will need to add €130 for VAT. If successful, it will ship in December.

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