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wseed
What does this do that the cheap generic VR headsets don't? Just noticed they don't list the S7 as a compatible model I presume there's a newer version that is.

load a Note 7 in there and you can blow the front of your face off

Edited By: pew41 on Sep 19, 2016 15:47: incorrect
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Pipedream
Imagine the sweaty sperm covered fingers that have breathlessly slathered these units.
You're welcome!

Is this from the out of breath voice of experience?
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pew41
wseed
What does this do that the cheap generic VR headsets don't? Just noticed they don't list the S7 as a compatible model I presume there's a newer version that is.

load a S7 in there and you can blow the front of your face off


you mean a note 7 DOH!

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1 Like #1
What does this do that the cheap generic VR headsets don't? Just noticed they don't list the S7 as a compatible model I presume there's a newer version that is.
#2
Can they be used with non-samsung phones? i.e. honor 7?
#3
tom6195
Can they be used with non-samsung phones? i.e. honor 7?
Nope. Samsung exclusive
1 Like #4
Heated as it's the cheapest price by far, just wish it wasn't limited to Samsung phones, really limiting their audience.
1 Like #5
wseed
What does this do that the cheap generic VR headsets don't? Just noticed they don't list the S7 as a compatible model I presume there's a newer version that is.

The page I'm looking at does list the S7 as compatible. :|
#6
bbbazman
wseed
What does this do that the cheap generic VR headsets don't? Just noticed they don't list the S7 as a compatible model I presume there's a newer version that is.

The page I'm looking at does list the S7 as compatible. :|


Don't quote me, but I think there is a new 'updated' version due to the increased screen size of the S7. So I think the description is wrong. :|
#7
It's the same one I have for my S7. Great price.
35 Likes #8
wseed
What does this do that the cheap generic VR headsets don't? Just noticed they don't list the S7 as a compatible model I presume there's a newer version that is.

load a Note 7 in there and you can blow the front of your face off

Edited By: pew41 on Sep 19, 2016 15:47: incorrect
#9
I am sure there is an updated version.
5 Likes #10
pew41
wseed
What does this do that the cheap generic VR headsets don't? Just noticed they don't list the S7 as a compatible model I presume there's a newer version that is.

load a S7 in there and you can blow the front of your face off


you mean a note 7 DOH!
2 Likes #11
Studksc
I am sure there is an updated version.

There is, this is the old version.
#12
wseed
What does this do that the cheap generic VR headsets don't? Just noticed they don't list the S7 as a compatible model I presume there's a newer version that is.

There is a newer, black version with a slightly higher FOV angle, and USB-c for the note 7 (plus a USB-c to micro USB adapter for S6/S7 range phones.

This is still decent. The difference between this and a cheap(er) plastic pair is a) the oculus storefront b) integrated head tracking sensors that are much better than the ones in your phone and touchpad. Basically, this one won't give you AS MUCH motion sickness (except in some of the more terrible games on oculus that have you tilting your head in various directions while the image shifts in the opposite direction)
#13
anyone know which is the best vr headset for generic andriod phone?
#14
hackerace
anyone know which is the best vr headset for generic andriod phone?

I recently bought the Virtoba X5 BOBOVR VR Z4 for my Samsung S7 Edge.. Its pretty good, though I dont find myself using it very often.
#15
Is it compatible with Note 3 and Note 4?
1 Like #16
It is saying clearly all compatible models. https://s16.postimg.io/u12q8unk3/Screen_Shot_2016_09_19_at_12_13_53.png
#17
This Samsung Galaxy stuff is smoking hot.
#18
wseed
What does this do that the cheap generic VR headsets don't? Just noticed they don't list the S7 as a compatible model I presume there's a newer version that is.


Would you want that phone so close to your face..
#19
440 sold LOL!!!
10 Likes #20
Pipedream
Imagine the sweaty sperm covered fingers that have breathlessly slathered these units.
You're welcome!

Is this from the out of breath voice of experience?
#21
wseed
What does this do that the cheap generic VR headsets don't? Just noticed they don't list the S7 as a compatible model I presume there's a newer version that is.

The GearVR has the same IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) as the Rift, which is accurate and sampled at a much higher rate than the one in a phone. The higher sample rate allows them to have more numbers to work with for a given time step in order to throw out and/or smooth out noisy values. I believe there is a compass in there as well to help with drift correction.

I use my S7 Edge with my GearVR and the experience can be surprisingly good. There's a cardboard enabler app for the GearVR so it's possible to compare. I've played around with some of the Carboard apps but get end up with nausea pretty quickly.

If you have a compatible Samsung Headset, a GearVR is a no-brainer. It's a great entry to VR.

I wouldn't want to buy a user headset though. Anyone's sweat, moisturiser or makeup could be in the foam cushioning.

Edited By: tonik on Sep 19, 2016 12:49
#22
Any idea where one can find games or apps that support this after?

And, any good one that you could recommend to start with?

Cheers!
#23
Is Galaxy Note Edge compatible?
1 Like #24
mickael28
Any idea where one can find games or apps that support this after?
And, any good one that you could recommend to start with?
Cheers!

You can get all the compatible apps and experiences at the Oculus store https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/ I was able to get 6 free games when I first signed up. Pretty decent ones. There are frequently game sales and a bunch of video apps with loads of 360 content.

There are free games like the Suicide Squad one which is short but free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eogwPJpP7mU

There's Minecraft VR and loads of space shooters and house of horror type games.

Edited By: tonik on Sep 19, 2016 12:57
1 Like #25
reddychvb
Is it compatible with Note 3 and Note 4?
No but...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HlX_vdC9Zl0
#26
scope
hackerace
anyone know which is the best vr headset for generic andriod phone?
I recently bought the Virtoba X5 BOBOVR VR Z4 for my Samsung S7 Edge.. Its pretty good, though I dont find myself using it very often.

Yeah. I've got a bobovr 4 as well. It's not bad as far as generic phone holder VR stuff goes.

Although, I dunno where their FOV claims come from. They claim 120 degrees. The Vive is aroun 100/110 degrees. I have the bobovr and a Vive. It's not even a contest. The Vive FOV seems far better to me. With the bobovr I can pretty much see I'm looking at a box, that seldom happens with the Vive.

But anyway, a lot of whether it'll be any good is down to your phone. The faster the phone, the better it'll cope with VR style apps. On the rare occasion I use the bobovr, it's with a Nexus 6p and that copes OK.
#27
anyone know what model number this one is? might buy for a go then trade in.
1 Like #28
tonik

You can get all the compatible apps and experiences at the Oculus store https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/ I was able to get 6 free games when I first signed up. Pretty decent ones. There are frequently game sales and a bunch of video apps with loads of 360 content.
There are free games like the Suicide Squad one which is short but free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eogwPJpP7mU
There's Minecraft VR and loads of space shooters and house of horror type games.

Cheers man!, having a look tonight...
#29
really want one of these but no good for kids my 4 and 7 year old would be all over it but apparently they can't use it
3 Likes #30
Pipedream
Imagine the sweaty sperm covered fingers that have breathlessly slathered these units.
You're welcome!

eeew you're right.............thats nasty

still bought one though
1 Like #31
It IS a great price, but be aware you can currently get the UPDATED ones BRAND NEW for £60!
#32
theguardian11
Pipedream
Imagine the sweaty sperm covered fingers that have breathlessly slathered these units.
You're welcome!

eeew you're right.............thats nasty

still bought one though


it adds to the vr experience ;)
1 Like #33
hmmm very tempted to get one and modify it to work with my note 4
#34
It can be used with pretty much any phone that fits in but it will work as a basic cardboard VR viewer, you wont have access to any of the gearVR functions.

Edited By: jldevoy on Sep 19, 2016 13:50: added
#35
jldevoy
It can be used with pretty much any phone but it will work as a basic cardboard VR viewer, you wont have access to any of the gearVR functions.

Why not?
#36
Scooter42
It IS a great price, but be aware you can currently get the UPDATED ones BRAND NEW for £60!
where from? link?
#37
Think we've established that this works for the s7 and s7 edge, but just to add, i have the s7 edge and it works perfectly on it, but can also confirm that it works fine on the normal s7.

It's a fun device to use, but not much currently on it. If anyone gets it, find a short video called 'Invasion', it's brilliant and very immersive not to mention free from the oculus store! :)
#38
Nino786
jldevoy
It can be used with pretty much any phone but it will work as a basic cardboard VR viewer, you wont have access to any of the gearVR functions.
Why not?

Because it has extra sensors built into it for improved head tracking that any generic google cardboard headset just does not have, and as far as I am aware have not been hacked for compatibility with other phones. Without this compatibility it will function like any other generic google cardboard based headset.
#39
Where can you currently get the new black one for £60?

I've been keeping an eye on eBay where they go between £70-80.

Last I heard rrp was £100.

But Samsung UK store only sold the old one. This one.

All review sites say differences between old and new are negligible.

I need new for a note 7.

Don't get the Gear VR free with a SIM Free Note 7.

Only on contract.
#40
Nino786
jldevoy
It can be used with pretty much any phone but it will work as a basic cardboard VR viewer, you wont have access to any of the gearVR functions.
Why not?

Because Oculus go out of their way to lock it down so you have to buy games from their store.

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