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The Samsung Gear VR headset is now available for $200

Samsung release their Gear VR to the public - is it worth the purchase of a Note 4?

Chris Smith
Published Mon, Dec 8 2014 11:02 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Apr 6 2020 8:47 PM CDT

Samsung's Gear VR headset is now available for purchase in the US, for $199. The Gear VR had Samsung and Oculus VR, the makers of the Oculus Rift, collaborating together. One thing that the Gear VR does differently, is that it requires Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 4 smartphone in order to work.

The Samsung Gear VR headset is now available for $200 |

Coined as the "Innovator Edition", Samsung are confidently displaying this fact on their purchase page with reports claiming as the customer you must agree you understand that this is a "device targeted specifically to developers or early adopters of technology." It's not too big of a deal in the grand scheme of things, just a precaution put in place by Samsung to cover their back should anything go wrong.

Last seen at IFA 2014, news outlets reported very positively of this new device besides the fact that it needs a Note 4 for operation. It's a little disappointing that you need to tie this up with another Samsung product for use, especially when compared with the Oculus or 3D HEAD that are both said to be operable without any added features.

What are your initial thoughts on Samsung's new VR technology? Does the need for a Note 4 add-on ruin any chances of you testing this product out, or are you happy to make the switch just to be able to use this highly-regarded VR device?

I'm a competitive gamer and was an eSports employee. Recent changes have seen me hang up the mouse and move over to the technology world, covering all news for TweakTown, ranging from gaming news to opinion articles and the latest tech releases. Expect to see a few different articles on international eSports news and competitive game releases, as well as audio and mobile device content.

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