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The latest version of the Gear VR headset only works with Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. It's a $200 device (about £115 or AU$230) aimed at developers who are interested in taking the plunge into smartphone-based virtual reality.

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The new headset is about 15 percent lighter than the last model.

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Tuck a Galaxy S6 or an S6 Edge into these notches on the front and the phone will snap right into place.

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The straps on the top and sides have been tweaked so the headset is a little more comfortable.

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You can't wear glasses while you're wearing the Gear VR headset, but the focus wheel up top lets you adjust the focus to suit your liking.

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I was told that it should work for folks who are near-sighted, but you'll likely want to try it for yourself before you pick up a set of your own.

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There's a Micro-USB port on the bottom of the headset but it won't actually charge the phone -- it'll just keep the battery from draining, so you can keep playing for as long as you're willing to be tethered.

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The headset is powered by software built by Oculus, the Facebook-owned VR company that makes the Oculus Rift. You'll be able to purchase apps and games from an Oculus app store.

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A recessed touchpad helps you get around, a back button takes you back to the previous menu or page, and there are volume controls too.

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