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Samsung Gear VR (2015)

Half the price, twice the phone compatibility.

By September 24, 2015

MSRP: $99.00

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Best wearable tech of 2015

Smartwatches. Health monitors. Pedometers. Activity trackers. They're all part of the emerging landscape of wearable technology, which promises to change the way we exercise and communicate. We've collected the best products in this upstart category below.


Samsung Gear VR

The Gear VR Innovator Edition is a cool -- and very promising -- entry ticket for early adopters looking for an affordable taste of virtual reality.

By December 17, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating December 17, 2014

Samsung Gear VR (Samsung Galaxy S6)

While it might soon be eclipsed by more robust competitors, the Samsung Gear VR still amazes as the most impressive virtual reality you can buy right now.

By July 26, 2015

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 26, 2015
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Olympus VR-340

For less than $150, the VR-340 packs a lot of specs in a pocket-friendly package.

By May 31, 2012


Microsoft's HoloLens priced at $3,000 for developer edition, shipping Q1 2016

There's no word on when consumers can buy Microsoft's holographic headset, but developers can apply for access early next year.

By October 6, 2015


Fund this: Turn your iPhone into a VR rig with Shot camera add-on

For as little as $69 on Kickstarter, you can capture virtual-reality photos and videos using just your phone.

By October 1, 2015


Passenger-carrying robot turns VR into an exhilarating ride

A robotic platform that operates using a precision system of cables is the next big thing in motion simulation.

By September 28, 2015


'CableRobot' combines VR simulations and precision motion (Tomorrow Daily 249)

Ashley checks out a parallel cable robot using VR to offer incredible virtual experiences, enjoys watching five men control a single shark balloon with their minds and explains how gels might help scientists 3D print complicated biological structures.

By September 29, 2015


Shuhei Yoshida wants Gran Turismo 7 to support PlayStation VR

Head of Sony's worldwide studios believes it's a good fit.

By September 30, 2015


Using VR with a cable-suspended, precision-motion roll cage looks like a blast (Tomorrow Daily 249)

We already can't wait for VR headsets to hit retail shelves en masse, but this huge parallel cable robot with VR simulation makes us even more excited about the future of virtual reality. Bonus: its creators think it could go beyond games and into teaching, research and medical studies.

By September 29, 2015