Samsung’s Gear VR Is Now Available For US$99

Samsung’s Gear VR is now available on Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, and Samsung.com for US$99. This is a important moment for virtual reality as people all over the world can now turn their phone into an immersive VR experience.

The new Gear VR is 19% lighter than the previous Innovator Edition and features improved ergonomics plus a completely redesigned touchpad for easier navigation, and is compatible with even more Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6, and S6 edge.

Dozens of new made-for-VR games are coming soon, and you’ll be able to watch thousands of immersive videos and films.


Also starting today, several developers are releasing brand new made-for-VR games on Gear VR. Games like Land’s End by Ustwo Games, Bandit Six: Salvo by Climax Studios, and Dead Secret by Robot Invader are now available in the Oculus Store. And many more titles like Gunjack by CCP and Anshar Wars 2 by OZWE are coming soon.

In addition to the games and videos on Gear VR, you can also experience Oculus 360 Photos, with more than 200,000 immersive photos that let you explore your surroundings in 360 degrees and step into breathtaking scenes captured by some of the world’s leading photographers.