Samsung Gear VR is Now Available for Purchase for $99

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At last, pre-orders are over and “Innovator Editions” have been retired. The official retail, consumer version of Gear VR from Samsung is now available for purchase for $99. Compatible with Samsung’s newest top-tier devices, Gear VR brings the excitement of virtual reality to consumers who can watch movies, play games, and interact with media in new ways.¬†

Compatible devices currently include the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and Galaxy Note 5. To use, you simply place your smartphone inside of the headset, and away you go to a magical world of VR. During my time with the Gear VR Innovator Edition, I was able to watch movie trailers from the comfort of my own couch while having the sense I was on the moon and in a large theater, played a few games that made me extremely motion sick, and was left with a headache that lasted for about an hour. If you would like to try this same experience, then I highly recommend VR.

Samsung intends to keep working with developers to launch additional content for the devices, so if you have a compatible phone, I would definitely say that an experience such as VR could be worth $99.

You can purchase a Gear VR from Amazon, Samsung, and Best Buy. As a note, Amazon lists that they are current out of stock, but will be resupplied.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Best Buy | Samsung



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