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The Samsung Gear VR is the cheapest VR headset ever that's not made of cardboard

By Koh Wanzi - on 26 Nov 2015, 9:11am

The Samsung Gear VR is the cheapest VR headset ever that's not made of cardboard

The Gear VR will work with all of Samsung's latest flagship phones. (Image Source: Samsung)

The consumer edition of the Samsung Gear VR headset was first announced back in September, and we finally have an imminent release date on hand. Starting 28 November, the new headset will be available locally at SITEX, local telco and major consumer electronics stores, and Samsung Experience stores.

It will cost just S$148, down from the S$298 launch price of the Gear VR Innovator Edition for the Galaxy S6. As we noted in our earlier article, the consumer edition of the Gear VR will work with all the latest Samsung flagship phones, including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6.

And on top of its cheaper price, it is also more comfortable to wear with its lighter weight and improved foam cushioning. The clunky headband at the top has also being removed.

The cushioning on the consumer edition has been improved. (Image Source: Samsung)

The Gear VR will be available in one color only – Frost White – and every purchase entitles you to a discount on the Samsung Gear Circle at S$98 (U.P. S$168, promotion valid till 3 January 2016).

In addition, an exclusive SITEX promotion will bundle the Gear VR at a discounted price of S$98 with every purchase of one of the following Samsung phones:

The SITEX promotion is valid only on the last two days of the show from 28 to 29 November.

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