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You can now preorder the consumer version of the Samsung Gear VR

You can now preorder the consumer version of the Samsung Gear VR


$99 from Best Buy with a release date of November 20th

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The consumer version of Samsung's Gear VR is now available to preorder from Best Buy for $99.99. The retailer is the first to offer the virtual reality headset, which is powered by Samsung's latest smartphones and was developed in collaboration with Oculus. The Gear VR also has a release date of November 20th, according to Best Buy, and comes bundled with a 16GB microSD card preloaded with "3D movie trailers and 360-degree videos." Netflix, Hulu, Twitch, and Vimeo can also be streamed on the Gear VR, with support for TiVo said to be in the works as of September this year.

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The Gear VR uses a smartphone to provide its screen and processing power, but comes with internal sensors that track head movement more accurately than those found in any mobile. The Gear VR was first announced in September 2014, with developer versions released last December and this March. Although the consumer version is lighter than these older devices, and has extra foam cushioning for a more comfortable fit, it looks pretty much the same — with a chunky white case and touchpad controls on one side. The consumer Gear VR is compatible with the Samsung smartphones including the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Galaxy Note 5.