In 2015 November, Samsung launched its first ever commercial virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, however, its developer’s edition has been available since December 2014. The device has got so many positive reviews, though some remarks that it ascertains that virtual still has a very long way to go.
Wearable’s feedback on Samsung’s virtual reality headset was four stars, “It’s immersive, sure, and that’s the buzzword, but you won’t just be immersed in the images and audio, you’ll feel like you’re there. If you find yourself at the edge of a rock in us two’s Gear VR game Land’s End, you’ll get a bit of vertigo, it’s that powerful. In short, it’s magic.”
Just like others, Wearable noted that the Samsung’s set stands for virtual reality even more than the Google’s Cardboard virtual reality venture. The review just like others highlights the AMOLED screen of 1440X2560 that might look be looking awesome on the smartphone, but a virtual reality headset would badly need a 4K display.
On the other hand, The Verge is not so exhilarated with Gear VR like other websites. Adi Robertson, a reviewer, is not in a position to say whether Gear VR is a novelty or not or whether it is the beginning of the era of virtual reality.
Robertson claims that once you have given everybody you know 5 minutes of virtual reality, there is not much left to do, and he isn’t sure when all these would end.
According to the review, after five minutes the headset becomes somehow scratchy. But, most users have said that they have been in a position to go nearly forty minutes with no any uncomfortable feeling. After all, Robertson feels Gear VR is still worth for those that have a Samsung device because you only pay $100.
The Verge, however, have some good news for those interested in Gear VR and are as well thinking about purchasing a Samsung phone. Going by a blog about Gear VR, “But there’s an even better deal happening on it right now at Best Buy: it’s offering a Gear VR for free alongside most purchases of a Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, or Galaxy S6 Edge+.”
Currently, there is so much content for Gear VR than in November when it was first released. As it sounds, Samsung could be headed for even more content for Gear VR as well as other platforms because the Korean establishment is presently putting up its individual virtual reality studio.
Tech Times notes that Samsung is stepping up its game regarding virtual reality production and soon will unveil its virtual reality movie studio in the city of New York. Mark Mathieu, Samsung’s marketing officer said the studio would be within the offices of Samsung, where the marketing team of the company is.