Samsung’s virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, is available for consumers, but there are still many things people don’t know about it. Here’s a breakdown of what you should know about the new virtual reality device. First of all, this is much more than Google Cardboard. The big difference is that this is a real VR headset with many integrated hardware features that give it incredible versatility and real capabilities that far exceed the bare-bones Google Cardboard. It’s also worth noting that the design allows people to wear their prescription glasses while using it, which has long been a concern for VR devices. The Gear VR is currently limited to only a few Samsung phones, the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and the Note 5, so if you own an earlier model then you will not have access to the Gear VR. Accessing content on the device all occurs within the Oculus Store, which is something that has not been highly publicized about the device. Lastly, there’s already a huge volume of games available for the device. This shows some real promise for the future longevity of the device. So there you have it, all the things you need to know about the Gear VR.
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