Samsung announcedls a $99 Gear VR launching in November

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mclld, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2013
    I actually used a coupon code from the last month and got it for 99
  2. grkm3 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2013
    Damn I wish I waited! I got the inovater edition and the final one is 22% lighter.
  3. nj-morris macrumors 68000


    Nov 30, 2014
    Holy hell! Gear VR is cheap already, and this new cross platform, smaller, lighter and more simplistic one is being launched for half the price? This better come out in the UK.
  4. epicrayban macrumors 603


    Nov 7, 2014
  5. mclld thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    People saying hi res screens are useless are not thinking about vr
  6. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    I understand the value in VR but compromising the overall user experience of a mass market smartphone for functionality that will be used by a minuscule percentage of smartphone users (of whom will likely use it themselves for a very small percentage of their overall usage) is foolish IMO. Making a 'VR Edition' of a phone for those who are ready to make that compromise seems to make much more sense.
  7. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015

    people are already having IMO Gheto fun with their Note 4's and 5's using Google cardboard and GTA V and its not even optimized for VR.

    GTA V is fun Yes, is it fun in first person Yes, put on VR, and you are inside the Game. Now all of a sudden its not so easy to kill people. Or look to your side and see a terrfied hooker in your passenger seat.
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    That was interesting, especially the towards the end when he talked about the possibilities to come in the future.

    For $99, I'll be getting one for sure. Will probably end up using it more for watching movies.
  9. Lloydbm41 macrumors 601


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    Exactly! Watching movies or other media in bed, on a plane, or train or even the dentists office. I can only imagine a long plane trip to be so much more calming immersed in your own little world.
  10. mi7chy macrumors 601


    Oct 24, 2014
    They made it look less of a jock strap on your head. Now I have to get one for my Note 5.
  11. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    I think this is amazing.

    Might go back to Samsung now :D

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