Galaxy S8 Pre-Orders: Don’t Forget to Claim Your Free Gear VR With Controller

If you pre-ordered a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ and you now have your phone, it’s time to claim that free Gear VR with Controller that Samsung promised you.

Alternatively, Samsung will sell you a $99 bundle of goodies instead, once you show proof of purchase that includes that Gear VR with Controller, along with a pair of “premium” AKG headphones (Y50BT) and a 256GB microSD card. Samsung says this pack has a $500 value. In case you were wondering those AKG headphones are on-ear Bluetooth headphones (reviews), while the 256GB card is one of Samsung’s EVO+ models (obviously).  (more…)

Samsung Introduces New Gear VR at MWC With a Controller

Alongside the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung also unwrapped a new Gear VR at MWC that should excite VR fans. The new Gear VR is officially called Gear VR with Controller, because well, it comes with a controller. Think Google Daydream, but for Samsung phones.

The new Gear VR with Controller features 42mm lenses with 101-degree field of view (FOV) and “advanced distortion correction technology to minimize motion sickness.” Like the previous gen model, it also lets you swap between microUSB and USB Type-C depending on your phone’s port. As a new feature, since it has a controller, Samsung added in a special strap to hold the controller when not in use.   (more…)

Samsung Launched a Whole Bunch of Products Today, Outside of the Note 7

I know that everyone is hyped to get their shiny new Galaxy Note 7 today, but let’s not forget that Samsung is also launching five other products today, most of which are worth a look for the general tech nerd. The list of new goodies includes the revamped Gear VR for 2016, Gear 360 camera (sweet deal here), Gear IconX wireless earbuds, Level Active headphones, and the Samsung Connect Auto for AT&T, a product that aims to make your car smarter.  (more…)

Samsung’s New Gear VR Supports Micro USB and USB Type-C, 101 Degree Viewing

Alongside the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung also unveiled the new Gear VR headset today. The new Gear VR is an improvement in a number of ways, but maybe most importantly, because it should work with the Samsung device you own. According to Samsung, the new Gear VR works with the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, S6 Edge, and of course, the Note 7.  (more…)