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Oculus VR Announces ‘Samsung Gear VR’ Heasdset

In a surprise turn of events just days away from Apple’s alleged iPhone 6 press briefing, the creators of the Oculus Rift have come forward announcing somewhat of a collaboration with Samsung to create a VR headset specifically for their newest handset – the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

The Samsung Gear VR is another headset readying an early access program for developers looking to help create experiences for when the device eventually launches. It certainly isn’t a replacement of the current PC-bound Oculus Rift, but merely a cradle of sorts that, when a Galaxy Note 4 is inserted into the visor, creates a similar effect – only with a 1440p display at its disposal.

There’s a lot more detail included with the official announcement over on the Oculus VR Blog for you to wrap your head around. Granted, with this version of the Oculus Rift being bound to a very specific, low-powered device (in comparison to a standard PC), it’s hardly anything to hit home about. I doubt we’ll be seeing these wrapped around the skulls of every commuter any time soon.

When you think about it, it isn’t that much of a surprise. When the recent second-generation developer kit arrived on doorsteps, many users reported the headset to be totting an identical screen to one of Samsung’s earlier ‘Note‘ handsets. The relationship must have been brewing for some time.

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