Newest Samsung Gear VR available starting today in the US

Newest Samsung Gear VR available starting today in the US
Officially announced in September, Samsung's newest Gear VR (designed and manufactured in collaboration with Oculus) is now available to buy in the US, being the company's first virtual reality headset made for consumers.

Unlike previous Gear VR models, the new one has an accessible price: you can get it for $99.99 online (free shipping included), directly from Samsung - check out the first source below.

The Gear VR also shows up at Amazon and Best Buy, though, at the moment, none of them have it in stock. In any case, if you want the accessory, make sure that what you're buying isn't an "Innovator Edition" of it, since this would mean that you're not getting the latest model.

Right now, the new Gear VR can be used only with a handful of high-end Samsung smartphones: Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6. These can connect to the Gear VR via microUSB once you place them inside the headset, allowing you to enjoy 360-deegree games, movies, videos, apps, and other similar content.

So, is anyone planning to buy the Samsung Gear VR?


sources: Samsung, Amazon, Best Buy

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16 Comments

1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Very reasonable price IMO.

2. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

The PORN industry should utilize this gears potential!

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Not even in their home country smh. It's not just Samsung, it's including other "big" OEMs.

4. JayBEE

Posts: 181; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Technically, is there any reason this cannot be supported on the Note 4?

5. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Highly doubt it. It's plenty powerful.

6. Centerprince

Posts: 8; Member since: May 21, 2014

Yes there is , they want you to pay 200 for the older one or upgrade your phone ...

12. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

samsung should just give out phones and vrs for free /s

7. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Not if it doesn't support note 4 and not getting the older VR

8. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Nicely priced this time around.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

See, this encourages people to adopt it. If the price to play is fair, people will pay to play. So we can now ask this question, $99 for a pencil that doesn't even have an eraser? Or same price for a very large pair if shade that can project imagines in 3D and you can interact with it. Or you can sit and draw pictures all day and stare at the sun all day.

10. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I'm planning to get one but I'm living and working in Saudi Arabia. Can this new VR be supported with software updates here?

11. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Great innovation by samsung.

13. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

This is true innovation by oculus and Samsung. VR is the future of movies and gamessage. Why watch a horror movie or play Call of Duty when you can be IN THE movie/game? Eventually there will be a version of this made by someone that links to some superior motion sensing version of Xbox KineCT, and t he needs you'llb be say, punching and kicking bad guys in an auction game, using your gun controller and strafi MG and ducking

14. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

VR IS the future of movies and games. And it will become a huge option in broadcasting things like sporting events. If you don't own the previous one and didnt get to see the opening Warriors game from front row $1000+ seats, wow... you missed out. Why watch a horror movie or play Call of Duty when you can be IN the movie/game? Eventually there will be a version that syncs with some better version of the motion sensing tech behind xbox Kinect, and then you'll be punching and kicking your way through anext action game, or using your gun controller while ducking and strafing in COD. Rubber room not included.

15. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

Not sure why I cant delete my messed up comment. Ah well.

16. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

It's cool. I agree with you.

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