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This article was published on November 13, 2014

The Samsung Gear VR will cost you $199

The Samsung Gear VR will cost you $199
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

While Samsung showed off the Gear VR today at its developer conference and opened pre-registration to actually buy one, it didn’t share the street price of the headset. Apparently, that’s what partner Oculus is for.

In a post on the Oculus site, the price of the Gear VR Innovator Edition is revealed at $199. For $249 you can add a Bluetooth gamepad to the headset. Both the standalone headset and bundled pack will  be available in December.

While $200 sounds like a steal, you have to remember that you need to own a Galaxy Note 4, which costs $750, to make the thing actually work. But if you already have the Note 4 or plan on getting one anyway, huzzah for you.

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