Long in the rumors, Samsung's virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, is an offical matter of fact. A result of a "deep and integrated partnership" with Oculus, leader of virtual reality technology developments, the Gear VR is described by Oculus CTO and video game legend John Carmack as "a virtual reality headset with world class resolution and performance, all on a completely mobile platform. The headset makes use of the Galaxy Note 4's 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display for mobile visuals, and is built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials. The goggles will be available in White, with market availability and pricing to be announced shortly.
But what, exactly, do you use this thing for? We can't leave such a fundamental question unanswered, and neither can Samsung, thankfully. Here's the full list of goods the Gear VR will bring into your life at launch:
Marvel's Avengers; Age of Ultron offers Samsung Gear VR users to have exclusive access to Tony Stark's Lab inside the all new Avengers Tower.
IMAX offers samples of Hollywood and documentary films in a virtual theatre with Samsung Gear VR ? the next best thing to a live IMAX experience.
DreamWorks VR from DreamWorks Animation allows Samsung Gear VR users to interact and laugh with DreamWorks characters and content in a whole new way like never before.
Legendary's Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot is an immersive content experience that puts viewers at center of the action with Samsung Gear VR.
Cirque du Soleil Media presents a 360 live-action 3D VR experience, featuring an act from Zarkana filmed by Felix & Paul Studios for Samsung
M-GO Advanced, a new paradigm for digital video VR applications, offers an unmatched interactive search and discovery experience with Samsung Gear VR.
Vevo offers more than 100,000 HD music videos, live concert events and original programming can be enjoyed in an immersive, full-screen theater experience on Samsung Gear VR.
Protocol Zero (working title) from DENA offers Samsung Gear VR players to infiltrate enemy grounds undetected in blackout conditions with hi-tech optics including night vision, X-ray vision, and thermal vision.
Qualcomm Vuforia connects the physical world with digital experiences to demand attention, drive engagement and deliver value through a mobile vision platform that enables apps to see with Samsung Gear VR.