Samsung’s VR headset, the Samsung Gear VR which was announced alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge at IFA last September, has finally gone on-sale in Australia.
The VR headset, which requires a Galaxy Note 4 to operate, had its launch delayed late last year. The headset was most recently seen launching on Qantas Airways, where First Class passengers will experience an array of content while using the headset in the Sydney and Melbourne International First Lounges in mid-February and on A380 flights between Sydney and Los Angeles from mid-March.
The Gear VR offers a 96° field of vision when in use, and contains an array of sensors to help you navigate through VR content. While Qantas will be offering their passengers content such as a view of the Los Angeles First Class Lounge as well as a special 3D experience from Kakadu National Park. The standard Gear VR includes movies, games and 360° videos provided by Occulus, makers of the Occulus Rift headset, which Facebook purchased last year.
The Gear VR is now on-sale through the Samsung Australia website, for $249 – which obviously doesn’t include the Galaxy Note 4 handset you need to make the Gear VR operate – in white, with free shipping included. Payment can be made through PayPal, or with Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Apparently Samsung IS offering a 10% discount if you purchase a Gear VR and Galaxy Note 4 in a single order. Simply enter the code NGEAR10 at checkout to nab it.