IFA 2014: Samsung Gear VR

There is now confirmation that the Samsung Gear VR device is well underway, although we pretty much knew this thanks to earlier insight that Samsung was working closely with Oculus VR on the project. That’s not all, as this virtual reality device is said to be unveiled during IFA 2014, which means it will share the stage with the Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung Gear VR to be compatible with Note 4 — What makes this virtual reality unit so different to others we have seen is how you will have to dock a Galaxy device into the headgear in order to get the desired effect, which is done via USB 3.0.

Gear VR will make use of the Galaxy’s gyroscope and sheer processing power rather than installing sensors into the headset. We know what you are thinking, this is just like the Cardboard VR headset that Google gave out during I/O 2014, and although it does work on the same principles, Samsung has taken it a few steps further.

The positives — One of the benefits of going down this route is the Samsung Gear VR price, as it will be far cheaper than if Sammy had created a standalone unit. This also means that production time will be reduced as well, which is probably why we are going to see the headset makes its debut during IFA 2014 in September.

SamMobile has all the technical details behind this intriguing device, but there has already been a reaction from some consumers, one of which wonders when we will see the Gear VR Mini or Gear VR Active? This is quite a funny joke, as it shows Samsung loves to offer multiple choices of a device as a way to corner the market.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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