Samsung Gear VR headset can now be yours for $199.99

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Dec 8, 2014
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  1. Samsung's virtual reality headset is now available for purchase through Samsung's and AT&T's websites. The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition will set you back $199.99 but you'll also need the company's Galaxy Note 4 as that is the one and...

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  2. "Samsung Gear VR headset [strap ONLY] can now be yours for $199.99"

    There...corrected that for you; seeing how this is nothing more than a smartphone-holder-uper?
    You could probably save $199.99 and use your hands to hold the phone to your eyes?? Just a suggestion - I know some may find that to be a tedious chore and would probably opt for this holder-uper.
  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    If what you say is true, then we'd be better off with the Google Cardboard
  4. Joseph M.

    Joseph M. TS Rookie

    Well, you're sort of right as to the "smartphone holder-upper" comment, and yes, Cardboard does the same thing. That being said, I have a b1tch of a time with my cardboard not fitting my phone correctly, my Note II slides all over inside the flap because after all, it's just cardboard. Also, the lenses are a tad small, to the point where I can't see the entire screen without scrolling around. This may be due to the 5.5 inch screen.

    This device looks very solidly built, and the lenses look absolutely gorgeous. I'm looking forward to my upgrade date in March, so I can get a Note 4 and these goggles.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Very clever of Samsung, they let you pay them to be their beta tester. In fact that's all early adopters essentially are, beta testers, but we need them so we can hold onto our money then swoop in, pick up a new and improved product when most of the bugs are exterminated at a massive discount. Pretty clever eh?
  6. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    So, this is basically a $200 face adapter for the Galaxy Note 4? It's something that I'm willing to play with, but not necessarily willing to pay for. I'd have to hear how others react to the usefulness of this device.
  7. Holotus

    Holotus TS Enthusiast Posts: 68   +9

    All I can think about is how much better porn will be.
    Fred Tran likes this.

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