Samsung Gear VR headset now available

Virtual reality headset Innovator Edition goes on sale in time for Christmas
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The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition has gone on sale in the US, priced at a penny shy of $200.

The Gear VR was officially launched back in September at IFA and, unlike the PC dependent Oculus Rift and PS4 connected Project Morpheus, the Samsung Gear VR is mobile driven - with the engine room and display provided by a paired Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Sammy's latest phablet simply slots into a Micro USB dock at the front of the headset, and a pair of lenses make the magic happen.

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Since Sammy took the covers off of the Gear VR both Carl Zeiss and Archos have revealed their mobile powered VR headsets, and both have cheaper price tags at $99 and $25 respectively.

Alongside the launch of Gear VR, Samsung has also detailed Milk VR; its virtual reality content service, which will contain music, sports, and action videos.

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The Gear VR contains Oculus tech and there will also be an Oculus store with new applications and exclusive experiences for Innovator Edition users. It comes loaded with a 16GB SD card packed full of content too, we're assured.

It's $199.99 for the headset itself, and Samsung is offering a couple of different bundle offers too - with either its Gamepad or the Circle headphones thrown in. Check out for more details and check back on Wareable soon for our full Samsung Gear VR review.

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