Samsung unveils Gear VR-goggles with special controller

Samsung unveils Gear VR-goggles with special controller

Samsung has released a new version of his virtualrealitybril Gear VR unveiled. The glasses comes with a controller that allows users the glasses with one hand can operate.

Samsung unveiled the new Gear VR during the telefoonbeurs Mobile World Congress currently taking place in Barcelona.

The Gear VR is largely identical to the version in the autumn of last year was released together with the now off the market extracted Galaxy Note 7. New is a band that the special controller of the glasses may be secured when not in use.

Furthermore, the updated version like its predecessor, is both compatibility with usb-c as micro-usb. The glasses are suitable for Samsung Galaxy Note 6, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S7, S7 Edge and the upcoming Galaxy S8.


The special Gear VR controller with the glasses comes offers a touch pad for navigation through menus easier to create. In addition, it provides the controller a menu button, volume buttons, a back button and a so-called ‘trigger’ on the back, for example, in virtual reality objects to pick up. In games acts this button as the trigger of a gun.

According to Oculus, the virtualrealitybedrijf that together with Samsung, the Gear VR is developing, there are currently more than seventy games in development for the new controller. Also confirmed to the company that the controller with older versions of the Gear VR works and that this release will be sold in stores.

The new Gear VR with controller is from the second quarter of this year to purchase for a suggested retail price of 130 euros. A single controller costs 40 euro.

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