Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition now available in the US for $199.99
When Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the company announced the flagship devices would be coming with a special edition of the Gear VR – the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition. This virtual reality headset is now available in the US for $199.99 and can either be purchased from Best Buy or Samsung’s official website.
The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition which is compatible with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is slightly different from the Samsung Gear VR, which was announced alongside and compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA 2014.
The Occulus powered Gear VR Innovator Edition is now lighter and smaller due to the contact Galaxy S6 models, comes with built-in fan to cools things down and comes with slightly redesigned straps. However due to the smaller screen size, the field of view is now narrower.
The octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset used on ths smartphone allows for a smooth virtual reality experience and the high PPI on the smartphone results in a better viewing experience. It is connected to the smartphone via microUSB port and supports USB charging. It also comes with a Carrying pouch, Face Cleaning cloth and replaceable face form.
The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is designed for innovative customers, developers, VR Enthusiasts, early technology adopters and mobile experts and professions. Those interested in the consumer ready version can wait on the HTC Valve Vive and Occulus Rift.