Samsung’s third-generation Gear VR now available for AUD$159

Samsung's third-generation Gear VR virtual reality headset is now available to purchase locally for AUD$159 from the company's online and brick-and-mortar outlets. Wider retail availability will follow in early 2016.

The Gear VR is a smartphone-powered headset compatible with any of Samsung's 2015 flagships; the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and Galaxy Note 5 all comfortably slide in. While the third-generation Gear VR operates on the same fundamental principles to Samsung's past two virtual reality headsets, it's once again lighter and features an improved side-facing touch panel. Most importantly, the third-generation Gear VR costs almost half as much as the second-generation model released earlier this year.