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Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition now available in New Zealand

By Catherine Knowles, Thu 11 Jun 2015
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The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition will officially be available in New Zealand this week.

The mobile 360 degree virtual reality device is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge and is powered by Oculus.

The Gear VR can also be powered with its USB port for extended usage time.

Samsung says the device has been ‘designed for comfort’ and features ergonomically redesigned straps for weight balance, as well as mechanical ventilation.

The device can be used to view high resolution movies, TV shows, games and photos, and has reduced pixelation, a wide field-of-view, and longer lasting usage time, according to Samsung.

Content for the device is available for download via the Oculus Store. Here users can find a selection of optimised virtual reality content, including video clips and action games.

The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are on sale for a RRP of NZD$299 from selected Noel Leeming stores, Samsung Kiosks and online.

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are on sale now from Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees and selected retailers.

Product specifications:

Dimension: 196 x 107.9 x 82.9 mm Sensor: Accelerator, gyrometer, proximity (mount/unmount detection) FOV (Field of View): 96 degree IPD Coverage: 54 ~ 70mm (fixed lenses) Accessory: Replaceable face form, carrying pouch, lens cleaning cloth Colour: Frost white Connectivity: microUSB connection to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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