Galaxy S6 Gear VR Innovator Edition

Samsung’s Gear VR headset is now available for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

By on May 8, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Samsung’s Gear VR headset is now available for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

We found out earlier this week that the Oculus Rift won’t begin shipping until early next year, but Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners don’t have to wait that long that get a taste of virtual reality. On Friday, Samsung released the updated Gear VR Innovator Edition for its new flagship smartphones, which you can buy right now for $199.99.

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Gear VR

Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: Gear VR hands-on (and eyes-in)

By on March 3, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: Gear VR hands-on (and eyes-in)

Samsung on Sunday announced that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are going to get their own version of the Gear VR, the company’s own virtual reality headset that lets users enjoy immersive VR content with help of compatible devices — you actually have to insert the smartphone inside the headset to make it all work.

Naturally, I had to take the new model for a hands-on, and eyes-in spin at Samsung’s booth at MWC 2015. More →

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Apple Virtual Reality Headset

And now, it’s Apple’s turn to copy Samsung

By on February 27, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

And now, it’s Apple’s turn to copy Samsung

The Gear VR is probably the greatest thing Samsung has created in a long time. The simple but well-made virtual reality headset blows minds young and old. I have personally shown it to a number of people, and so far I have yet to come across anyone whose jaw didn’t drop. It’s awesome.

And it looks like Samsung’s biggest competitor may be getting ready to launch a rival device. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Reaction Video

Video: I filmed my father using virtual reality and can’t stop laughing

By on February 5, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Video: I filmed my father using virtual reality and can’t stop laughing

Have you ever just wanted to test a new gadget or phone on an unsuspecting member of your family? I was so impressed with Samsung’s new Gear VR virtual reality headset that I brought it over to my parents’ house for them to try. While both my mother and father were equally blown away, my mother acted like a normal person throughout the demo.

My father did not, and so I filmed it to share with the world. More →

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Galaxy S6 Gear VR

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge expected to include Gear VR support

By on January 29, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge expected to include Gear VR support

Against all odds, the Gear VR turned out to be an incredibly cool accessory. Unfortunately, unless you own a Galaxy Note 4, you aren’t able to use one, but according to SamMobile, that’s going to change. SamMobile’s sources say that both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S Edge will support the virtual reality display when they launch later this year. More →

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Samsung Gear VR

Brilliant: One airline will soon give Gear VR to first-class fliers

By on January 29, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Brilliant: One airline will soon give Gear VR to first-class fliers

We went hands-on with Samsung’s new virtual reality headset back in September, and we have discussed how fantastic Gear VR is a few times here on the site. The device uses the brains and quad HD display of a Galaxy Note 4 to power a wonderfully responsive virtual reality experience, and it’s well worth the $200 price of admission.

Now, Samsung has struck a brilliant partnership with an airline that will give first-class passengers free access to a Gear VR headset during flights. More →

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Gear VR Video

Video: Watch people’s shocked reactions when they try Samsung’s VR headset

By on January 29, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Video: Watch people’s shocked reactions when they try Samsung’s VR headset

Samsung’s first virtual reality headset is fantastic, but it has a big problem — and it’s the same problem that impacts all virtual reality devices. In these early days when most people haven’t yet experienced VR headsets, there’s simply no way to convey just how great the experience is. You really have to try it to see how amazing and immersive the experience really is.

So, to help emphasize that and to get more people interested in giving Gear VR a try, Samsung posted a video to its YouTube channel that shows just how impressed people are when they first try Gear VR. More →

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Gear VR Sale

You can finally buy Samsung’s shockingly great virtual reality headset from Best Buy

By on January 28, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

You can finally buy Samsung’s shockingly great virtual reality headset from Best Buy

The first time I tried Samsung’s virtual reality headset, I was beyond skeptical. Here was Samsung yet again trying to jump on any trend it possibly could by quickly churning out an ill-conceived competitor. I sat down, listened to a Samsung spokesperson run through his short, prewritten spiel, and lifted the Gear VR over my head.

No one was filming me so I can’t be certain, but I think my jaw hung wide open the entire time I tried it. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Side Effects

Samsung’s massive list of possible Gear VR side effects should terrify any sane gamer

By on December 9, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Samsung’s massive list of possible Gear VR side effects should terrify any sane gamer

You know how when you watch ads for drugs like Flomax or Cialis and it seems like the vast majority of the ad is dedicated to listing possible negative side effects? Well it looks like Samsung’s Gear VR headset is a lot like that because Ars Technica reports that it comes with a gigantic 1,000-word list of potential hazards and disclaimers that should send any sane gamer running for the hills. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Overheating

Samsung’s Gear VR reportedly starts overheating on your head after 25 minutes of use

By on October 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Samsung’s Gear VR reportedly starts overheating on your head after 25 minutes of use

Is Samsung’s Gear VR too hot for your head to handle? G for Games points us to a new report from Korean publication Asia Today that claims Samsung’s virtual reality headset may start overheating after only 25 minutes of use. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Release Date

Samsung’s Gear VR headset price and release date allegedly leaked

By on October 6, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Samsung’s Gear VR headset price and release date allegedly leaked

Samsung isn’t exactly blowing away the competition in the smartphone market at the moment, but the company is working on plenty of interesting products outside of the mobile world that could expand its reach even further. One of those products in the Gear VR virtual reality headset, a device which we were impressed by when we went hands-on with it early last month. More →

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Samsung Gear VR Price

Samsung reportedly revealed the price of its Gear VR headset

By on September 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Samsung reportedly revealed the price of its Gear VR headset

The Gear VR is a fascinating proposition. Partnering with Oculus, Samsung has built its very own virtual reality headset, but there’s a catch — you have to own a Galaxy Note 4 to use it. We were able to get some hands-on time with it last week before IFA 2014 kicked off and we were impressed with just how close the experience was to that of the actual dedicated VR headset that is the Oculus Rift, but we still had questions. Chief among them: how much will the Gear VR cost? More →

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