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Samsung Oculus Gear VR pre-orders starting soon – the device launches in November

Samsung Oculus Gear VR will go live in November, as the device was announced today. Oculus and Samsung have been having an interesting relationship for a few years now and this is the latest product of it. This new Gear VR is the first consumer-ready version of this type of hardware and it appears it will be compatible with all 2015 flagship Samsung smartphones. Plus, it has a much more decent price at $99.

 

Samsung Oculus Gear VR

 

 

The new Samsung Oculus Gear VR needs a compatible phone to work, namely a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, a Note 5 or a S6 Edge +. Only these phones will provide you with the screen and software necessary to power the Virtual Reality experience. This accessory is 22% lighter than the previous gear VR and has a better touchpad.

 

Dimension / Weight201.9 x 116.4 x 92.6 mm / 310g
SensorAccelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount/Unmount Detection)
FOV* Field of View96 degrees
IPD Coverage54 ~ 70 mm (Fixed Lenses)
ColorFrost White
CompatibilitymicroUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge

 

When you think about it, considering that the smartphone is doing all the work, this Samsung Oculus Gear VR seems kind of like an expensive device, but it is half the price of an innovator edition Gear VR.

 

The device will start pre-orders this fall and it will start selling in November. Get ready for some mobile virtual reality games to hit you hard.

 

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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Elite: Dangerous coming to HTC Vive this year

Elite: Dangerous is one of the first announced titles for HTC Vive coming this year. HTC and Valve have a partnership right now and the fruit of their labor is a virtual reality set that will release globally next year. One of the first available games for this platform is Elite: Dangerous, which is also getting an update with Steam VR compatibility later this year too.

 

Elite Dangerous

 

This dedicated virtual reality game has been available on the Occulus Rift for a while, so most people already have an idea on what they’re getting. The game first released last winter and it became a hit for the niche.

 

The game is basically a space adventure combat simulator that develops on a virtual reality platform. The player is piloting a spaceship and they explore an open world realistic galaxy based on the real Milky Way. Elite: Dangerous also exists as a multiplayer game for consoles and PCs.

 

Source: Elite: Dangerous, Kitguru