At the Mobile World Congress 2017 event in Barcelona, Samsung announced the new model of its Gear VR that’s the company’s first-ever Gear VR headset partnered with a controller. The controller is set to expand the tech giant’s virtual reality ecosystem and makes it easier for consumers to enjoy Gear VR experiences. This is a huge step up in functionality as users of the previous model were stuck with an awkward touchpad built into the side of the unit.
The Controller is built with an ergonomic, curved design, which offers convenient one-hand control and better motion interaction. The Touchpad provides quicker selection and interaction in VR apps, enabling new forms of motion, including the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, while the Trigger allows for enhanced gaming experiences. The Home, Volume and Back keys give users everything they need so that they can keep their focus on immersive content. Even during the most active movements, the Controller’s wrist strap offers a secure grip for comfortable and secure play.
Powered by Oculus, the Gear VR headset offers 42mm lenses with 101-degree Field of View and advanced distortion correction technology to minimise motion sickness. The Samsung Gear VR with Controller will support both micro USB and USB Type-C port with a converter in-box. Additionally, the Gear VR will have a strap on the headset to hold the Controller when it’s not in use.
The latest edition of the Samsung Gear VR is available in a new black colourway and is compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge. The Gear VR with controller is the perfect entry point into VR for gamers and media junkies alike.