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We got hands-on with the new Samsung Gear VR headset at IFA 2014

We take a closer look at the new Samsung Gear VR device at IFA 2014

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 3, 2014 at 10:37 pm CDT (0 mins, 32 secs reading time)

Samsung unveiled its Gear VR headset at IFA 2014 yesterday, its new VR headset that it worked closely with Oculus VR on. The Gear VR requires the newly-announced Galaxy Note 4 smartphone to work, with our man on the ground at IFA 2014 taking a closer look.

One of the big benefits of the Gear VR is that it is completely wireless, compared to the multiple cables that require the Oculus Rift to work. There's one that is strapped to the Rift itself, then multiple other cables that need plugging in (two from the positional tracking camera), one for power, and a USB port.

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