Samsung’s Gear VR New Motion Controller

    • Samsung’s Gear VR New Motion Controller

      The beat and liked feature of Google’s Day Dream Virtual Reality headset was always its neat handheld controller, and now Samsung is introducing a new version of its virtual reality wearable, the new Samsung Gear VR with motion Controller.

      This was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Samsung Gear VR with Controller powered by Oculus, to give it its full title, is the company’s first Gear VR headset with a controller.

      The controllers have a thinner shaft and circular touchpad at the top. The controller looks a little like a simplified hybrid of the Oculus Touch and HTC Vive controllers. The motion controller also contains a home button, volume rocker and back button, while a trigger button is on the underside.

      The Samsung’s new motion controller allows one-handed control as well as supposedly better motion interaction which Samsung says will result in “minimised head movement for a comfortable user experience”.

      The Touchpad is for the quicker selection and interaction in VR apps, it allows addition of various forms of virtual motion, the controllers includes the ability to point, drag and drop, tilt and shoot.

      The new motion controller also comes with a sensible wrist strap so that it should stay attached to your arm even during vigorous gameplay.

      The new Samsung Motion Controller is Compatible with the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge, the Gear VR with Controller has 42mm lenses with 101-degree FOV (Field of View) as well as distortion correction technology to minimise motion sickness. It will also support both micro USB and USB Type-C port with a converter in-box.

      For the absent-minded, the new Gear VR will feature a strap on the headset to hold the Controller when it is not in use.

      Specifications

      Gear VR

      SIZE: 207.8 x 122.5 x 98.6mm / 345g

      OPTICAL LENS: Φ42, FOV 101º x6.25

      SENSOR: Accelerometer, Gyro meter, Proximity

      COMPATIBILITY: Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge

      Controller

      SIZE: 108.1 x 48.1 x 38.2mm / 64.3g

      CONTROL & FUNCTION: Touchpad (Clickable), Trigger, Home Key, Back Key, Volume Key

      SENSOR: Accelerometer, Gyro meter, Magnetic

      BATTERY: AAA Battery 2ea (1000mAh, average 2 hours of daily use will last for 40 days)

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