Recently it was announced that the Consumer Edition of the Samsung Gear VR headset would be hitting store shelves in the near future (November) and would cost a mere $100. Well pre-orders are now live for the new VR headset over on BestBuy as well as Samsung’s own website, and still for the mere $100 price tag as well.
In case you missed our previous article about this new Consumer Edition, there isn’t much difference between this one and the previous version of the headset (The Innovator Edition). However, there are a few changes to note. First, this version will apparently be 22% lighter, making it more comfortable to wear, especially for longer periods of time.
The other difference is that the Consumer Edition will fit more phones, although they are still all Samsung models. The current list includes all of Samsung’s 2015 flagship phones, which includes Samsung Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge or Galaxy S6 edge. Lastly, the side touchpad has been redesigned to make it easier to use.
If you’re interested in snagging one of these new headsets, you can head over to BestBuy now and get yourself a pre-ordered one to ensure you have one coming before stock runs out. That will probably happen with the $100 price. You can also pre-order your headset from Samsung themselves.