- Jul 22, 2003
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Without a phone it's just a plastic box basically. The phone has the display, the processing power, the movement sensors etc.Will this be able to hook up to a PC. Don't see the point of having it linked to a phone..
No this is out and available in stores.give clearwater mall Samsung concept store a call.The article has no external links to anything official from Samsung, and no dates are mentioned so this could be months away.
I phoned a few Samsung stores (Samsung Eastgate and Samsung Sandton), nobody knows about this. Tweeted both Samsung SA accounts a week ago, not even a response. I sent Samsung an email asking for information about this 2 weeks ago, got a misinformed response that told me it was already in stores which it wasn't (despite me specifying that I was not interested in the innovator edition, that I was looking for the newly launched version).
Amazing that I am actively trying to get information on / buy a company's product and it's nothing but uphill. If you can't get your product to a willing consumer, and getting products to consumers if your core business... what are you doing?
I'm probably just old and grumpy and the above is all just fine so wake me up when someone at Samsung wants money.
Expensive box then. Thought this product actually had its own screen.Without a phone it's just a plastic box basically. The phone has the display, the processing power, the movement sensors etc.
The idea of the Gear VR is one hinging around mobility. It's not supposed to compete with the Oculus Rift.
To answer your question though. It can be connected to your PC, but it's not perfect.
I'm in 2 minds whether to get this. I have the cardboard which is a very 'meh' prototype.
Just wish the GearVR apps worked with the Cardboard. I managed to get the software onto my phone, but you can't start the Cinema or anything if the app can't find the NFC of the GearVR it seems.Rather pay R100 for cardboard or a bit more for a generic plastic holder.
It has lenses that create the 3d effect, which all VR goggles have, it has a much higher build quality than Cardboard with excellent fit, and it has a touch control on the side. Cardboard is cool but it's deliberately entry level, and Gear VR is closer to a proper VR experience.Expensive box then. Thought this product actually had its own screen.
Yep, you were right. I collected mine a few hours ago, thanks for the heads up Adamr.No this is out and available in stores.give clearwater mall Samsung concept store a call.
They had 10 in stock day before. And 4 yesterday. But when u chat to them refer to it as "VR lite". That is how it is captured on thir system