Samsung has been an early adopter of virtual reality, creating headsets that use its massive smartphone screens as VR displays. Now, the company has announced its third iteration of Gear VR, compatible with the S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and the Note 5, for only $US100.
For the most part, it looks just like the first two Gear VR headsets though Samsung says it made this unit a good 22 per cent lighter and the touchpad has been improved. But the real headline is that price. For $US100, you can take your first step into VR (if you happen to be slinging one of those four new Samsung smartphones.)
With rumours that other VR headsets like PlayStation VR and HTC Vive will cost somewhere in the several hundred dollar range, this is wonderfully cheap entry point for people who want to dip their toe into a new virtual world.
*Smartphone not included*