2 years ago, Oculus Rift created a splash with gamers across the world.
Amongst the first wearable virtual reality technology, the Oculus Rift
raised that raised over $2 million in its Kickstarter campaign in 2012.
In May 2014, there were rumors of Samsung working on its own virtual reality headset, similar to Oculus Rift. A photo of the device has been leaked and now the rumors seem more substantiated. Here, have a look.
The device will be called Gear VR and will reportedly make its debut at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin this September.
The side view of the Gear VR shows a black and red exterior with a touchpad on the side of the lens housing. Reports suggest, it also has a version that allows users to shift to a see-through mode.
Other rumors also suggest that the Gear VR will have a USB 3.0 dock that can be used to connect to a Galaxy mobile device and use the mobile device's accelerometer for head tracking — rather than embedding sensors in the headset itself — to achieve a virtual-reality effect.
Most interesting is the rumor that claims that while the hardware is manufactured by Samsung, the software will be provided by the innovative creators of the Oculus Rift.
Guess we will just have to wait and watch. Keep checking this space for more information.