Samsung VR Gear Getting Great Reviews
This entry was posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015.
If you're into cutting edge technology, and love being an early adopter, maybe you should set your sights on the new Samsung Gear VR.
The Samsung Gear VR works in conjunction with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge and is light years ahead of the Google Cardboard (which is, essentially, cardboard.)
The Samsung Gear VR headset plugs into your phone and provides a fully immersive virtual experience for users without the puke-inducing side effects which have plagued some other, still-in-the-pipeline, virtual reality headsets. And the best part is: It's available NOW for just $200. That's a much better deal the devices which are still not available and nobody has any idea how much they will cost.
Here's a bit more about the Gear VR experience:
Using a VR system isn't like being in the Matrix, but it does feel a little weird. Sure, it's disorienting at first, and if cellphone screens mess with your sleep cycle, then the extra light from VR headsets will likely obliterate it. Still, I never experienced any dizziness, nausea or other side effects supposedly common with these sorts of headsets. That's perhaps thanks to the Gear VR's motion sensors, which are very responsive. I found the UI surprisingly natural; you just look at what you want to select and then tap the touchpad on the side of the Gear.
If you're interested in learning more, check out this article by Steve Dent and Engadget.