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Level 23: Casual Specs
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Samsung VR Gear - what do you think?

I am debating whether to get a Samsung VR but I am unsure whether it is worth the money or just an expensive toy. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Samsung VR Gear - what do you think?

You know you need a Samsung phone to use it right?


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Re: Samsung VR Gear - what do you think?

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Yes I know that Smiley Happy - I'm looking at getting the Samsung s7

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Re: Samsung VR Gear - what do you think?

Well yes, it is an expensive toy, but most gadgets are tbh, certainly no worse than a 100 quid pencil for ipad or a 119 quid strap for a watch.
Personally I thought it was great and it cost me a damn sight more than the current retail prices.


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I've tried the HTC Vive at work and pretty incredible. Blew me away. It is a top piece of kit no question. Not tried Samsung.

 

Total immersion sound and vision is the only way to truly experience the VR world. Using HTC Vive you move around in an environment. There is the other VR world which is 360 where the camera / view is a fixed position and you can look around you or appear to be in a story. I believe SKY will be using the latter for F1 from the pits. I know BBC developing. 

 

Like a quality phone or laptop I would aim high re specs as will be outdated fast. The cost no more than a good flat screen TV

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Re: Samsung VR Gear - what do you think?

Well if you get the s7 from cpw, (cheapest place btw) then the vr will cost you a grand sum of sod all. (unless the offer has ended)


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Re: Samsung VR Gear - what do you think?

Well HTC vive vs gear vr is a non contest really.
One costs a fortune and offers little upgradability, the other costs a fraction and is only limited by the phone inside it.
Oculus done VERY well with gear vr


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Re: Samsung VR Gear - what do you think?

Nice to hear from you @gemz4the1 Smiley Happy

What VR features have caught your eye? I love the love of the star gazing VR apps.

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Re: Samsung VR Gear - what do you think?

Hi @viridis - thanks for the heads up - I haven't got the s7 yet but I'll definitely have a look on CPW. I'm hoping to upgrade next month so hopefully the offer will still be on.

 

Apart from the games, does it allow you to do anything else? E.g. Video calls?

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Re: Samsung VR Gear - what do you think?

How can anyone see your face tho...