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    Samsung starts to sell its Gear VR headset

    The virtual reality headset costs US$199.99 direct from Samsung.
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    Re: Samsung starts to sell its Gear VR headset

    Only for Note 4 (sold separately), no PC gaming, no 360ยบ movies exist anyway, only known use is a VR tour of a car in a showroom...

    So...What's the point in it?

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    Re: Samsung starts to sell its Gear VR headset

    ^^ What's the point in any path-beating tech? You won't be asking that question in 2 years when VR is mainstream, and the pioneering early models helped to establish that...

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    Re: Samsung starts to sell its Gear VR headset

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    ^^ What's the point in any path-beating tech? You won't be asking that question in 2 years when VR is mainstream, and the pioneering early models helped to establish that...
    If it becomes mainstream.....and if the samsung headset is supported by what you want to use.
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    Re: Samsung starts to sell its Gear VR headset

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    ^^ What's the point in any path-beating tech? You won't be asking that question in 2 years when VR is mainstream, and the pioneering early models helped to establish that...
    I'm struggling to define this as path beating.

    The Oculus Rift DK2 is $350 and - you know - doesn't required a VERY expensive phone. Also includes pc gaming and proper motion tracking not just more gyro's and...well, you get the point.

    I think it's a little bit premature for Samsung to launch a 'VR headset' and it gives a terrible name to the technology. Because you WON'T actually receive VR headset. You will receive some Samsung branded plastic to strap your Samsung branded plastic phone to your face with...

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    Re: Samsung starts to sell its Gear VR headset

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    ^^ What's the point in any path-beating tech? You won't be asking that question in 2 years when VR is mainstream, and the pioneering early models helped to establish that...
    I'm struggling to define this as path beating.

    The Oculus Rift DK2 is $350 and - you know - doesn't required a VERY expensive phone. Also includes pc gaming and proper motion tracking not just more gyro's and...well, you get the point.

    I think it's a little bit premature for Samsung to launch a 'VR headset' and it gives a terrible name to the technology. Because you WON'T actually receive VR headset. You will receive some Samsung branded plastic to strap your Samsung branded plastic phone to your face with...
    Actually if you ignore the nasty pleather battery cover (seriously Samsung wtf??), the Note 4 has a real quality feel to it.

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    Re: Samsung starts to sell its Gear VR headset

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    ^^ What's the point in any path-beating tech? You won't be asking that question in 2 years when VR is mainstream, and the pioneering early models helped to establish that...
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    This isn't path-beating, though. It's just market-beating. Samsung wants to be first to market something, rather than being the first to market something properly useful.

    What will help to establish things as mainstream are models that actually get used by lots of people, rather than just the few who have loads of money to chuck around on what is a limited-use gimmick such as the Nintendo Power Glove!

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    Re: Samsung starts to sell its Gear VR headset

    Quote Originally Posted by Joey2oo7 View Post
    Actually if you ignore the nasty pleather battery cover (seriously Samsung wtf??), the Note 4 has a real quality feel to it.
    Well I retract that

    My last dealings with Samsung were the S4 and Note 3. Two utterly horrible feeling devices. I'm just glad that some manufactures at least try other materials.

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    Re: Samsung starts to sell its Gear VR headset

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    What will help to establish things as mainstream are models that actually get used by lots of people, rather than just the few who have loads of money to chuck around on what is a limited-use gimmick such as the Nintendo Power Glove!
    Whether Samsung will be the one to crack a market no one has ever been able to do properly so far is questionable, but I must agree that plenty of things mainstream today did not start off that way, and was initially bought by the exclusive group of people who bought the far from perfect nor affordable implementation, which paved for more R&D leading to gradually more affordable and better mainstream products. This one might not be for you, it might not be for me either, but let's be glad they -are- trying because more players can't be a bad thing. I am still not sure how a Facebook backed Oculus Rift is going to play out, in fact, I don't know how -any- effort on a home VR headset is going to turn out, but the more competition the more likely we will find something that is more than a gimmick several years down the line (I am not betting on this generation getting most things right even though some might turn out better than others).

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