If you want something in everyone’s hands, the best and sometimes only way to do it is to make it affordable. Unless you’re Apple, of course. And to realise Facebook CEO and Mark Zuckerberg’s goal of getting one billion people in VR, Oculus has done just that with their brand new standalone headset, the Oculus Go.
Samsung already makes some of the best smartphone-powered virtual reality headsets that are designed to be used with their flagship Galaxy smartphones. Now, the company is kicking things up a notch with their brand new Windows Mixed Reality headset, the HMD Odyssey.
And from the looks of things, this is an impressive headset.
Samsung had just recently launched its flagship handsets, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Even though the devices feature prime specs in almost every aspect, it seems like Samsung’s new flagships do not support Google’s Daydream just yet.
After news broke that Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra was leaving the company to return home, the first question on everyone’s mind was: Where would he go now? After some speculation, we now have an answer — it’s Facebook.
The co-founder of Oculus has just added more fire to the PC vs Mac argument. Based on performance, he places them next to the useless systems of yesteryear – for Rift’s virtual reality headset at least.
Considering that VR is about to go big in the near future, this could cause some concern to the execs at Cupertino. Well, Apple usually enters the race late anyway. And as usual, they’ll find a way to get vendors and developers on board when they think it’s the right time to enter the game.
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But it’ll only be available for four months. Huh?
The Taiwanese company isn’t nuts (at least not this time), what they intend to do is release the (second) developer version first. Bridging the gap in the form of this in-between period, the Pre will be prototype Alpha aka the final stage before hitting consumers.
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The Samsung Gear VR is a nifty little add-on which turns your current smart phone into an immersive 3D headgear. So far they have made 2 version, the first edition for the Galaxy Note 4 and an updated version that supports the Galaxy S6/S6 edge. Today they have just announced a new one, and not only it fits the latest flagship phablets but it also more affordable than before.
When Samsung unpacked its Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ phablets, there wasn’t any mention for its Gear VR headset. It was quite unusual considering the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S6/S6 edge were announced with their respective Gear VR headsets.
The folks at CNET had managed to asked Samsung Mobile’s co-CEO Mr. JK Shin about it and he assured that the Gear VR for the latest phablets will be coming soon. He mentions that the launch will be a surprise but he stopped short of dropping further hints on what to expect.
As teased towards the end of last night’s event, Samsung will be launching its Gear S2 smart watch next month in Berlin during IFA 2015. With the Galaxy Note 5 out of the way, there’s room for more announcements and it is possible that the new Gear VR could be revealed at the same event.
The Gear VR is powered by Oculus technology and it uses the smart phone’s screen as the display. Initially announced for the Galaxy Note 4, the latest Gear VR designed for the S6/S6 event has finally arrived in Malaysia with the price tag of RM799. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out our review of the Gear VR for the Galaxy S6.
If you own Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, you can now immerse yourself in virtual reality with the newly arrived Gear VR. Powered by Oculus, the Gear VR that’s designed for the S6 is priced at RM799 and it will be available at Samsung Experience Stores located in KL, Selangor, Penang and Johor.
Want an immersive experience with your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge? Samsung is bringing its Gear VR to Malaysia very soon. The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition that’s powered by Oculus was initially released for the Galaxy Note 4 and the newer version that’s coming here is designed specifically for the Galaxy S6/S6 edge.
With the latest flagships pushing a Quad HD resolution in a more compact 5.1″ screen size, you can expect better clarity with the Gear VR at 577ppi. In addition, the new Gear VR is 15% smaller than the previous model and it now allows you to plug-in a microUSB cable for constant power.