Virtual reality is getting closer, and pre-orders are available now for Samsung Gear VR which will bring users closer to immersing themselves in games, and videos.
- Samsung Gear VR is powered by Oculus
- It’s available for pre-order now for $100
- Shipments will start on November 20th , 2015
- It will work with Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and S6
It has been a long wait, and the hype has been building up for a long time. Virtual reality is the next step technology is meant to take, and many companies have dedicated products for this particular leap. It’s expected to innovate and revolutionize the gaming world, as well as how we view technology in general.
Samsung and Oculus will be providing the cheapest (for now) available option. The Samsung Gear VR is now up for pre-order, and will start shipping on November 20th of this year. The virtual reality headset will be arriving in less than a week, and in order to assure their own unit, customers have to pay an affordable $99.
It’s the first prime-time Gear VR that is directed toward consumers, instead of just the developer kit that others might’ve tried. It arrives with a few improvements, including some in the material used to make the headset more comfortable. Reportedly, the foam that was used to have it rest comfortably against your face has changed to a better fabric.
A few apps will already be available, such as ‘Land’s End’ by Ustwo Games, ‘Bandit Six: Salvo’ by Climax Studios, and ‘Dead Secret’ by Robot Invader. These are already placed up for grabs, but more will definitely arrive once the product officially launches. Around 20 titles have already been confirmed, which should be enough for the beginning.
However, if gaming is not to their taste, prospective customers could turn their attention to videos from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and Vimeo. Samsung Milk VR will also be providing daily videos that will take full advantage of the 360 degree angles, which will immerse them into a different world. It’s an exciting prospect that is getting nearer.
Unlike Oculus Rift though, the Samsung Gear VR will not be plugged into the computer. It will work with a Samsung smartphone, ranging from Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6, and likely all future models released by the company. The headset is meant to work with your phone, as it’s essentially a carrier of the technology.
Your smartphone will be placed inside the Samsung Gear VR and will act as a screen, similar to Google Cardboard. However, the device will raise the bar on Google’s technology, and feature many more options.
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