Samsung Gear VR Headset Now Available To Pre-order For $99, Ships November 20th
That's just in time for the holiday season, so if you're looking for a gift idea, this could be it. To broaden its appeal, Samsung made some changes to the Oculus-powered Gear VR compared to the previous Innovator Edition. For one, it's 19 percent lighter at 0.68 pounds (around 308 grams), a welcome reduction that should extend the VR experience before head fatigue sets in.
The new Gear VR is also compatible with a wider set of smartphones -- it supports the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, just like its predecessor, but also accommodates the Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and Galaxy Note 5 (there was also a separate Innovator Edition model that supported only the Galaxy Note 4).
What about the software?
"Also starting today, several developers are releasing brand new made-for-VR games on Gear VR. Games like Land’s End by Ustwo Games, Bandit Six: Salvo by Climax Studios, and Dead Secret by Robot Invader are now available in the Oculus Store," Oculus stated in a blog post. "And many more titles like Gunjack by CCP and Anshar Wars 2 by OZWE are coming soon!"
You can pre-order the Gear VR at Amazon, Best Buy, or direct from Samsung.