Samsung's consumer version of the Gear VR is now available in the U.S. for $99

Back in September, Samsung unveiled the consumer version of its Gear VR headset, and two weeks ago it went on pre-order. If you're interested in the device, you'll be happy to know that it is now available for purchase at several U.S. retailers, for just $99. However, you'll have to move quickly, as they are in pretty high demand.

If you haven't followed the news about the Gear VR, know that it's not the same as other VR headsets, such as the HTC Vive, or the Oculus Rift. Even though it uses Oculus technology, the Gear VR needs a smartphone in order to work (same as Google Cardboard, just a much more elegant and comfortable solution), and as you probably guessed, it has to be a Samsung phone, and you have to use specific apps to take advantage of it.

You can pick it up at Best Buy and Amazon (temporarily out of stock), T-Mobile (later this week), and also directly from Samsung. There are also reports that AT&T may have it in stock at some of its stores. Before you crack open your wallet, do know that the handset will only support Samsung's Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5, with no news on whether the company plans on extending support to other models.

Source: Ubergizmo

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