The Samsung Gear VR is actually Oculus Rift lite, given that the two companies collaborated for the technology.
The Gear VR is simply a case that uses a Samsung Galaxy smartphone as its processor and display. The handset simply slots in front of the lenses, into a Micro USB dock, and uses its Super AMOLED display as your screen. Slot in the phone, stick on the headset and you're into your virtual reality experience. The only catch is that you must use a Samsung handset.
We're not going to lie, the visuals are a little grainy. Like you're looking at your phone with a magnifying glass – which essentially you are. But there are huge benefits.
It's already added a host of games plus a whole marketplace of VR video content called Milk VR, and in terms of content is one of the best platforms out there.
Then there's the price: The Samsung Gear VR is available for just $99, which is just ludicrous value. It's just a shame you need a Samsung handset to take advantage.