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New Samsung Gear VR Will Be Only $99


Samsung Gear VR

Today Samsung announced at the Oculus Connect Conference that it was releasing a new Gear VR that will work with their 2015 phone lineup (Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+). It will ship in November and cost $99–half the cost of what the last version of the Gear VR Innovator Edition cost.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: if you own a Samsung phone, you really owe it to yourself to at least try one of these out. The VR experience is unparalleled, thanks to the fact that Oculus is the one who makes the Gear VR.

Samsung also announced some great news for VR fans everywhere: Netflix, Hulu, and Twitch are coming to Gear VR. Exact timetables for those releases haven’t been announced, but we know Hulu should come this Fall.

Does that also mean they’ve found a way to fix the overheating problem that’s been known to occur with heavy use? We hope so.

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