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Samsung's Gear VR is a $99 (about £65, or AU$139) accessory that turns Samsung phones into a mobile virtual reality experience. There are games to play, 360-degree movies to watching, and all manner of experiences to explore.

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The headset is only compatible with four devices: the Samsung Galaxy S6, the S6 Edge, the S6 Edge+ and the Note 5.

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When you tuck a phone in, the spring-loaded clasp on the right locks them into place.

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Slot A accommodates the larger Samsung phones. Slide it over to B to tuck the smaller devices in.

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The Gear VR sits on your head much like a pair of ski goggles. There's a vertical strap if you'd like a tighter fit, but it's optional.

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The touchpad on the right and the back button are your primary inputs -- most games will use them in conjunction with tilting your head. You can also use a Bluetooth gamepad.

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The focus wheel up top lets you fine-tune the experience -- especially helpful for folks who wear glasses.

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The Oculus app is actually rendering two images at once on your phone. The biconvex lenses in the headset trick your brain into merging them into a single image.

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You can use the Oculus store app to find games and apps to try. There are over 100 experiences to discover, but you'll have to spend a lot of time scrolling to find them.

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