Samsung announces consumer GearVR details & a $99 price

At Oculus Connect Samsung finally finalized the consumer GearVR plans – They are coming out with an updated $99 GearVR that will universally support any of Samsung’s four new flagship phones: the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the Galaxy 6S Edge+.  They’ve added some differentiating contours to the trackpad, so less chance of fumbling around trying to find the trackpad. They’ve gotten rid of the overhead strap and made the side straps a little softer.


Plus Hulu, Netflix,Fox, Lionsgate, Twitch, Vimeo, Facebook join Oculus Video support, to support that movie-on-your-face concept. Lot’s of games, including some retro games from Oculus Arcade (will have to see how that works) and of course, Minecraft. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the Samsung announcement had a few seconds of Framestore’s ‘Gear VR Test Drive’ video.

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