With CES set to be awash in VR gear and 360 degree cameras Samsung Australia has got in early with a brand new low cost Gear VR headset that delivers a total new outlook when watching content.
The headset that was a joint effort between Samsung and Oculus is now on sale at the Samsung online store in Frost White for RRP $159.00.
The big advantages of owning a Samsung Gear VR are: being able to play VR games, watching 360 degree shot content via the new YouTube or Facebook player, The gadget can immerse you right into the entertainment of your choice.
All you have to do is strap on the new Samsung virtual reality headset, slip your phone inside, and open for example a Flickr app to see a carousel of top-curated 360-degree images.
You can also visit the new YouTube 360 degree player where Companies like 360 Fly are posting some amazing content.
In what Oculus called “a historic moment for VR,” the new Samsung Gear VR which works with the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Edge+, and Note 5 smartphones,has a specialized browser designed for the wearable, which allows users to surf the Web without lifting a finger.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR supports a full 360-degree view of open tabs, as well as 3D video streaming and HTML5.
The sensors on the Gear VR help it understand your head-movements, granting great gameplay experiences. The number of titles available increases each month, and you can get them all in the Oculus store.
The design team took special care to ensure that the headset can be used by people wearing eyeglasses, thus enlarging the potential user base.
Virtual Reality experiences are ready for you in trailers, movies or clips that tap into Oculus video technology. You may choose your environment and get a truly immersive atmosphere, whether you choose the moon’s surface, a movie theatre or a tropical jungle.
Oculus Video features apps that provide instant access to Netflix (requires membership), Vimeo and Twitch, as well as to more than 1 million short videos and clips.