Samsung just unveiled the fourth edition of their mobile VR headset.
The Gear VR is now available in a darker blue as opposed to the white. The white was also on the interior, and it reflected external light. This, along with thicker padding, should help with immersion, not to mention the 101-degree field of view over the previous model’s 96-degrees. The touchpad on the side of the headset has been reverted to a flattened version of the innovator edition instead of the ridged one they were using before. The new Gear VR uses a modular connector to support both micro-USB and the Note 7’s USB-C, and what’s great is that this port can now transmit data as well as receive it. This should help with accessories and controllers. Bluetooth wireless is convenient, but it can be problematic in use, so having a transmission-capable port should help.
* 207.8(W) x 122.5(L) x 98.6(H)mm / 345g
* 101° Field of View
* Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity ( IMU )
* USB Type-C and Micro USB port connection (power and data yes DATA connection ) to the Galaxy Note 7, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge
The new Gear VR will be available for $99 (though you can often get it bundled with Flagship Samsung phones for free)