Samsung drops the price of virtual reality to USD$99 with new Gear VR headset

Samsung overnight unveiled a new version of the Gear VR, its smartphone-powered virtual reality headset. While the design is fairly similar to the original "Innovator Edition", Samsung has made a few subtle changes including a lighter build and a revamped side-facing touchpad.

The new Gear VR will be compatible with all of Samsung's 2015 flagships: the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and Galaxy Note 5.

In the United States, the Gear VR will retail for just USD$99, obviously not including the pre-requisite smartphone.

Local pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed, but CyberShack has reached out to Samsung for more information. This story will be updated when a response is received. 

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