Gear VR Pre-Orders Launch, Price Revealed

VRFocus - It's been a whirlwind of a week following Samsung's Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany on 3rd September 2014. The company used the event to reveal not just its new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, but the Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) that will use it's 5.7-inch Quad HD display for virtual reality (VR) experiences. Following the event VRFocus revealed the release window and target pricing for the event, though even more specific details have recently been released on a pre-order page for the device.

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jujubee881296d ago

Got this thing is gunna SUCK. :P

KYPRIME1296d ago

what a joke, i bet those facebook maniacs can't wait to play flappy bird in VR

Godz Kastro1296d ago

Why is this a joke? I dont get it...

jujubee881296d ago


Did you plan on buying one? If so, that's the joke. That you payed a thousand dollars for this crap (instead of investing real VR equipment or buying PS4+waiting for Project Morpheus.)

TekoIie1295d ago


Except it doesn't cost a thousand dollars...

jujubee881294d ago


"$199 for the Gear VR unit, not counting the cost of the Note 4 smartphone, which is rumored to retail for $799"

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WeedyOne1296d ago

The only thing that really sucks about the gear vr is that it will be limited to android apps. It actually has a better resolution than both occulus and morpheus but considering its $245 USD and that doesnt even include the (probably very expensive) tablet it will die a gimmicks death unless they can make it run on a pc as well...

crazysapertonight1296d ago

and + galaxy note 4... no, thanks, better wait for oculus rift

Grilla1296d ago

It's a great bonus for ppl that were planning on getting a note 4 anyway. Can't wait to watch movies on it.

Scatpants1296d ago

That's what it will be great for. You can look like an idiot on airplane rides.

Grilla1296d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

Well, I guess it's a good thing I don't go on alot of plane rides.

I don't mind looking like an idiot at home:)

Scatpants1295d ago

Id still use it in a plane. I dont care if i look like an idiot.

Scatpants1296d ago

So this thing is going to be $250 and you still have to put your phone in it. It sounds like it should be $75 tops.

Grilla1296d ago

The price will come down. 150$ is the most I'd pay for it and that's if it works reasonably well.

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