Samsung Gear VR picks up Chromecast support

Say you’re playing a game, watching a 360-degree video, or traveling through foreign cities (or space) using a Samsung Gear VR headsets… but your friends or family are sitting on the couch next to you with no way to envision the wonders you’re seeing. Now you can share your experience to a TV. Oculus has […]

Samsung Gear VR with controller coming in April for $129

Samsung’s latest Gear VR headset is launching alongside the Galaxy S8 smartphone, and the new model comes with one key new feature: a wireless controller. The next-gen Gear VR basically features the same hardware as the previous model, but it’ll be available with a controller starting April 21st for $130. The headset works a lot […]

Samsung’s new Gear VR headset comes with motion controller

Samsung was one of the first companies to launch a headset that turns some of its smartphones into virtual reality devices. But Google recently one-upped Samsung with the launch of the Daydream View which features a headset and a motion controller to make it easier to interact with VR apps. Samsung’s response? A new Gear VR […]

Do you actually use smartphone-based VR systems? (Daydream, Cardboard, Gear VR)

A few weeks ago a friend who doesn’t keep up on the latest tech trends asked me about virtual reality, so I explained that right now you can break things into expensive, PC-based systems like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, or cheaper, but less powerful smartphone-based solutions like Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, and […]

Hulu launches app for Samsung Gear VR

Oculus, HTC, and Sony may be pushing virtual reality as the next big thing in gaming. But the VR device you may already own is your smartphone: all you need is a headset to drop it into. Google says more than 5 million of its Cardboard-style headsets have been shipped to date, and Samsung continues […]

Samsung launches a web browser for Gear VR virtual reality headset

Slap a Samsung phone in the company’s Gear VR headset and you’ve got yourself a virtual reality device for playing games, watching movies, or exploring virtual environments. But what if you want to do something a little more mundane… like web surfing. You could take off the headset and start using your phone the old fashioned […]

Samsung’s $100 Gear VR is now available for preorder

Samsung’s new Gear VR headset turns the company’s 2015 flagship phones into virtual reality displays. First announced in September, the new Gear VR is produced in partnership with Oculus, and it’s now available for pre-order for $100. It should start shipping November 20th.   In addition to, the Gear VR is available from Amazon and […]

Oculus Rift coming to market, but is the public ready for VR headsets?

Oculus VR has officially announced that its flagship headset, the Rift, will be available for preorders later this year with estimated shipping in the first quarter of 2016. Although one of the most covered headsets in the media, the Rift is just one virtual reality device in an ever-growing market. Samsung launched Gear VR (in partnership with Oculus) last […]

Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality headset for the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung is no stranger to wearable devices: the company offers a wider range of smartwatches than just about any other. But the company’s next wearable is a bit more of niche device: it’s a virtual reality headset designed to work with a Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. In fact, the Note 4 actually functions as the […]