1. donebrasko's Avatar
    I have yet to see a price for the new vr thing
    08-04-2016 11:55 PM
  2. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    I haven't seen it either but I would think they'd keep it at the same price at the previous, 99 bucks. And the old will drop in price.
    08-05-2016 12:01 AM
  3. pwscott's Avatar
    One of the many launch videos I watched said it was $99 and showed the included USB Micro adapter that makes it compatible with the Note 7 on USBc as well as backward compatible to Note 4 and 5. Sorry I can't site the source right now, watched a lot of them after I pre-ordered.
    08-05-2016 09:19 AM
  4. wildcard30's Avatar
    Samsung.com has them up for preorder at $99.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-05-2016 10:12 AM
  5. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    The Verge also reports 99.00
    08-05-2016 10:15 AM
  6. Shepx13's Avatar
    Are these worth it? I have never seen one of these in person.
    08-05-2016 10:49 AM
  7. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    Are these worth it? I have never seen one of these in person.
    100 percent yes. I am a huge VR fan. Some find it cool and then stop using it after a couple of weeks. I use mine constantly. And the new one improves on the downsides to the previous.

    Pass through charging is welcomed news. And the darker color with home button is a great addition. For 99 bucks it's a great buy. Was hoping for a free one with purchase of note 7 but I'll still gladly pay for the new one.

    Try one in store. I think you'll totally enjoy it!
    08-05-2016 10:53 AM
  8. PhabPhan's Avatar
    Yup, $99. Already preordered mine.
    08-05-2016 10:58 AM
  9. Shepx13's Avatar
    100 percent yes. I am a huge VR fan. Some find it cool and then stop using it after a couple of weeks. I use mine constantly. And the new one improves on the downsides to the previous.

    Pass through charging is welcomed news. And the darker color with home button is a great addition. For 99 bucks it's a great buy. Was hoping for a free one with purchase of note 7 but I'll still gladly pay for the new one.

    Try one in store. I think you'll totally enjoy it!
    What do you use yours for, mainly?
    08-05-2016 01:20 PM
  10. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    What do you use yours for, mainly?
    Little bit of everything really. I love watching Netflix on it. There's all sorts of content out there to keep one occupied. I use my VR at least twice a week.
    08-05-2016 02:56 PM
  11. longy003's Avatar
    So, this may not be the place to ask. But i will be considering buying the new VR onces my Note 7 arrives. But....I dont actually know what i can do with it. I have seen them and watched a demo video in one, but thats it. Someone above mentioned watching Netflix in it? How does that work? Are you watching a tv show in 360?
    Can someone give me a little dot point idea of what things are possible with a VR headset?
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    08-08-2016 07:19 PM
  12. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    So, this may not be the place to ask. But i will be considering buying the new VR onces my Note 7 arrives. But....I dont actually know what i can do with it. I have seen them and watched a demo video in one, but thats it. Someone above mentioned watching Netflix in it? How does that work? Are you watching a tv show in 360?
    Can someone give me a little dot point idea of what things are possible with a VR headset?
    I'm in the same boat as you. I'm debating getting the new (2016) Gear VR to use with my Note 7, but haven't used Gear VR before. This forum doesn't seem to have much on Gear VR, and most posters seem to direct people to vrhead's forum.
    From what I understand (and I may be interpreting this wrong) the image displayed on the screen through the Gear VR (on the phone) will be of you in a surrounding of your choice (with different options depending on what program you are using). In one instance you may be sitting in a movie theater, another in a high-end living room with large tv, a beach, or whatever place you have chosen with a screen somewhere in the picture displaying the video you intend to watch. In other cases it can make the the entire screen (of whatever you are watching) take up the entire view-able area of your goggles.
    Here are a couple of Gear VR links people seem to point to:

    Everything you need to know about Samsung Gear VR | VRHeads
    VRHeads Forum
    Samsung Gear VR - VRHeads Forum
    Buying a Gear VR - VRHeads Forum

    Guessing whatever case people are using on their phones (if any) they have to take off the phone before they attach it to the Gear VR. (Also wonder how screen protectors effect the viewing experience).
    I'm kind of surprised Samsung doesn't have any promotion going for people that pre-order their new Gear VR? (Where's the incentive to buy one Sumsung?)
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    08-09-2016 07:12 PM
  13. longy003's Avatar
    Awesome Response. Thanks for the forum links, will begin to read over them. I have convinced myself to buy one, I have read the experiences are great. I'd just love to know of some awesome things to watch with them etc.
    08-09-2016 07:29 PM
  14. areyes163's Avatar
    Ordered one myself. Loved the first one and the new one is a improvement. I don't mind paying for something I will use.
    08-09-2016 07:59 PM
  15. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    Here is a video of a guy navigating the viewing room of the Gear VR. After that video ends (in YouTube) there are a bunch of 360 videos. If you are using a phone or tablet to watch the videos you can drag your finger around on the screen to turn the screen and view things from a different angle.


    Edit:
    After viewing many of the videos that show things from the VR and 360 perspectives I'm pretty close to ordering one of the new ones, so that I'd have it to play around with when my phone comes (or roughly around then). Question is for those of you who purchased the previous model did you pre-order it, was there any promotion at that time, was there a promotion after it was released? (Wondering if waiting to see if there are any promotions after release would be worth it).
    08-09-2016 08:02 PM
  16. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    Here is a video of a guy navigating the viewing room of the Gear VR. After that video ends (in YouTube) there are a bunch of 360 videos. If you are using a phone or tablet to watch the videos you can drag your finger around on the screen to turn the screen and view things from a different angle.

    Edit:
    After viewing many of the videos that show things from the VR and 360 perspectives I'm pretty close to ordering one of the new ones, so that I'd have it to play around with when my phone comes (or roughly around then). Question is for those of you who purchased the previous model did you pre-order it, was there any promotion at that time, was there a promotion after it was released? (Wondering if waiting to see if there are any promotions after release would be worth it).
    Yeah. It was free with my S7 Edge. It's not this time.
    08-09-2016 08:58 PM
  17. badMojo69's Avatar
    Why not wait to buy it? Samsung is always giving away like $20 store credit with a new phone.
    08-09-2016 09:18 PM
  18. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    Why not wait to buy it? Samsung is always giving away like $20 store credit with a new phone.
    Do you mean if you bought your phone directly from Samsung, $20 coupons in the box with phones (even if you purchased from a carrier), in an e-mail after you register your phone, or something else?
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    08-10-2016 10:40 PM
  19. longy003's Avatar
    So as i was doing some more reading on this, i went back to the Samsung Aus product page. Noticed a 'Shop now' button that im positive was not there last time. So I clicked it, added it to my cart and just processed my order.
    Now, it didnt say pre order......i thought these were not release until the 19th with the Note 7......I will keep you updated to see if it gives me a shipping time frame as it progresses.
    08-11-2016 02:17 AM
  20. badMojo69's Avatar
    Do you mean if you bought your phone directly from Samsung, $20 coupons in the box with phones (even if you purchased from a carrier), in an e-mail after you register your phone, or something else?
    Yea, the discounts and "free" stuff they give you for registering.
    08-11-2016 06:24 AM
  21. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    Maybe a redundant question, but I didn't see the answer.

    Will the Note 7 VR work with temp glass over the screen?
    08-11-2016 08:52 AM
  22. UBiggo's Avatar
    I'm sure they're keeping the 99 USD that's from the previous gear vr.
    08-11-2016 09:06 AM

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