Samsung shows off VR headset rumored to be called the Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR leaks ahead of expected launch in September, appears to be a plastic version of Google Cardboard.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Wed, Jul 9 2014 8:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

Virtual reality headsets have been making waves in the tech world over the last few months mostly thanks to Oculus Rift and the massive purchase of that company. A new product has surfaced from Samsung that is a VR headset rumored to be called the Gear VR, which leaked online Wednesday.

Samsung shows off VR headset rumored to be called the Gear VR | TweakTown.com

The Gear VR is expected to be officially unveiled at IFA 2014 in September. The leaked image shows a device that appears to have a track pad on the side and the machine is believed to work along with a smartphone like the Google Cardboard headset.

Samsung is expected to make the Gear VR compatible with various Galaxy branded smartphones via USB connectivity. A button on the right side of the Gear VR is see-through so the rear camera of the smartphone can be used to give the wearer a view of the outside world.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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