Samsung Gear VR with Controller Review

Does Samsung's new Controller fit in well with its established Gear VR ecosystem, or does this feel more like a case of shamelessly copying Google? Let's check out Samsung's new Gear VR with Controller.
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1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nice review. Will be getting the Gear VR with controller soon enough.

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

My only problem is the lack of apps, some are expensive to.

5. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

There are 70 apps in development and the existing 600 apps can also be used but only in the touchpad click way.

3. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

So much innovation, lol...

4. CorpEspionage

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 25, 2017

With the Steam Controller, I have come to see the use of AA and AAA batteries as a positive, or at least a neutral. I have so many rechargeable devices that I am constantly asking myself, "When did I charge that last? Has that sat too long and discharged?" Then you have to sit and wait for the device to recharge and by that point you are busy with something else. You can buy bulk batteries on the cheap. I love the convenience of just slapping in a few fresh AAs and off you go. Also, I never have to worry about the death of an integrated battery rendering my device useless.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even though the Gear VR is a cool toy, it is also a boring toy. The apps cost to much and so do the movies. I so far play poker which is cool. I saw a race-car game I would like to play, but I feel its cost for using my head to drive is to high.

7. madara82

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 01, 2017

VR experience is dependent on more than just rendering speed, and in order to properly convey the impression that users are being teleported off to some distant or imaginary locale, you need graphics that are sufficiently high-res.....
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