Samsung launches new Gear VR with Controller

Tech March 11, 2017 16:26

By The Nation

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Samsung has launched the new Samsung Gear VR with Controller to expand Samsung’s virtual reality ecosystem and to make it easier for consumers to enjoy Gear VR experiences.



Samsung said the new gadget is the company’s first-ever Gear VR headset with a controller.

The Controller features an ergonomic, curved design, offering convenient one-hand control and better motion interaction with minimized head movement for a comfortable user experience.

Moreover, it comes with a Touchpad that provides quicker selection and interaction in VR apps, enabling various forms of motion, including the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, among other actions, while the Trigger allows for enhanced gaming experiences.

The Controller also provides the Home, Volume and Back keys to give users everything they need in easy reach so that they can keep their focus on immersive content.

The Controller’s wrist strap also offers a secure grip for comfortable and secure play.

For an expansive viewing experience, the Gear VR with Controller offers 42mm lenses with 101-degree FOV (Field of View) and advanced distortion correction technology to minimize motion sickness. 

The Samsung Gear VR with Controller will support both micro USB and USB Type-C port with a converter in-box. Additionally, the Gear VR will have a strap on the headset to hold the Controller when it is not in use.

The latest edition of the Samsung Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.