Virtual reality is something that most would associate with a sci-fi flick than something you would see in everyday life. But with public interest in VR steadily on the rise we find ourselves with more and more options to escape reality. The Samsung Gear VR is one of those devices, produced in cooperation with the folks behind the Oculus Rift to bring a virtual reality experience like no other, or does it?
Not to say it is the only VR experience out in the market, with HTC and Valve working together on the HTC Vive headset and Sony having their own VR project called Project Morpheus, on top of Google Cardboard, whose simple nature has already allowed for widespread use of the device.
In a nutshell, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is basically a pair of VR goggles that operates off your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge. To put it very bluntly, you could say it is a glorified Google Cardboard made of plastic with adjustable straps and lenses so it fits well on you head. The device mainly leverages off the Oculus’s own tech so the experience is actually quite similar to that of the Rift, if you’ve ever used it before.
There is also another version of the Gear VR which accommodates the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but it generally operates the same way and is similarly priced, albeit a bit larger to fit the bigger screen.