1,101 of 1,181 people found the following review helpful
Forget wearables. VR is the next big thing.,
This review is from: Samsung Gear VR (2015) - Note 5, GS6s (US Version w/Warranty - Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Wireless Phone Accessory)I love tech but I haven't been overly excited over it of late. VR is one of those things that is hard to describe. No matter how many reviews of it I read, I just couldn't grasp what the reviewers were trying to tell me. I fear I will be no better but I will give it a good shot for those on the fence about it.
I Pre-ordered mine for Best Buy. I use it with my International, unlocked, Galaxy Note 5, 64GB model. I mention this because after I ordered I saw the phone would require a carrier update, since my phone is carrier free, I wasn't sure if this would be a problem. Its not. My Note 5 detected the Gear VR and installed the needed software. Set up was easy and painless. Some of the things I've done with it.
I took a trip through our solar system in an experience called Titans of Space. It made it feel like you were in a little ship, flying up to each planet and some of their moons. The information panel or hud, gives information on each(Planet,Moons, Stars),... Read more
1,317 of 1,450 people found the following review helpful
The future is here now… ALMOST…,
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This review is from: Samsung Gear VR (2015) - Note 5, GS6s (US Version w/Warranty - Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Wireless Phone Accessory)I’ve been waiting for these googles my whole life, but sadly I’m afraid I might have to wait a little longer.
NOTE: I’ve paid for these goggles. They were not a freebie in return for a review (unfortunately). Although if someone wants to send me some free ones they are more than welcome ;)
First some background. I’m a military pilot. I have 20/20 vision and have never required any vision correction. My vision gets tested annually. I also don’t suffer from motion sickness. I only mention this now, not to brag, but it will become pertinent later when I bring up a couple of things I’ve learnt about myself from operating with Night Vision Goggles (NVG’s). I’m also not an optometrist/ophthalmologist so hopefully my opinions are close to correct.
I’m using my goggles with a Galaxy S7 Edge (no screen protector – as instructed by the goggles instructions).
First the good stuff…
- The Oculus app, and store (that come included – and are indeed... Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Interesting: Can Induce Motion Sickness in Mere Seconds !!,
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This review is from: Samsung Gear VR (2015) - Note 5, GS6s (US Version w/Warranty - Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Wireless Phone Accessory)Well, I am nearly 50, so not the most up-to-date fella, but these are pretty nice, especially with headphones, you can get a really immersive experience. Some of the games that go with VR are pretty entertaining as well. The photo gallery from around the world is like Virtual Tourism. Sometimes its not in 3D, but most all is 360' view. Some of the photos are taken from a drone, about 300 ft above the surface, it can be a bit startling to find yourself suddenly 100 yards in the air!! Speaking of which, I am not prone to motion sickness, HOWEVER, these VR goggle combined with certain applications, can induce nausea almost instantly. I've come close to vomiting once or twice. Most apps will have a Motion Sickness rating, so you can better judge which video to watch, or game to play. The Screen Door effect is easy enough to overlook, and some of the 3D art competitions are simply awe-inspiring. Since I already had the phone, it was a no-brainer to drop $99 more for the goggles... Read more