Samsung Gear VR headset now has a price: $199

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By John Callaham on 6 Sep 2014 08:16 am

A Samsung spokesperson has revealed that the company's upcoming Gear VR headset will cost $199 when it is released later this year.

While Samsung wouldn't reveal the price of the virtual reality helmet during its official announcement this week at the IFA trade show in Berlin, a Samsung rep spilled the beans about its cost to VentureBeat at Fashion Week in New York City on Friday night.

As we have reported before, the Gear VR won't work unless the Galaxy Note 4 is attached to the headset so it can serve as its screen. That means the overall cost to get that virtual reality effect on the eyes will actually cost a lot more than $199.

Do you think the price of the Gear VR is fair considering it also requires the Galaxy Note 4 to be used?

Source: VentureBeat

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Samsung Gear VR headset now has a price: $199


I'm in! Was hoping it wouldn't be too much. Would have liked a little cheaper but I think it's not to expensive that will scare Ppl away from trying


If it had it's own screen and was able to connect to any A/V source, I would be on it in a heartbeat. I would love to hook this thing to my Xbox.