GearVR

  • Immerse yourself in VR Netball with the Diamonds

    Samsung Electronics Australia has partnered with netball stars, Laura Geitz, Sharni Layton and Caitlin Bassett to launch Train like a Diamond. As part of Samsung’s sponsorship of Netball Australia, the Diamonds are captured in 360-degree video, which is then consumable on YouTube, or for the ultimate immersion and the feeling...
  • Watch the Olympics in Virtual Reality

    The 2016 Rio Olympics is offering a very new experience, VR. Those people who have a Samsung GearVR headset and compatible Samsung phone can install a dedicated 7VR app that allows you to experience up to 100 hours of live events and highlights from Rio in Virtual Reality. As the Olympics...
  • You can now play Minecraft in Virtual Reality

    Overnight Mark Zuckerberg announced Minecraft Gear VR Edition is now available. This means Minecraft is now available in Virtual Reality. While we’ve seen demonstrations of Minecraft on the HoloLens, this is the first AR/VR version that is shipping to consumers. Everything in VR is more immersive, but one of the...
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    Pre-order Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge on Telstra and get a GearVR free

    Overnight Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The phone now supports the largest battery of the series and we now see the return of the SD card slot for expanded memory and IP68 dust and water resistance which means you could even take your phone in the...
  • Listen to your Spotify and SoundCloud playlists in VR with GROOVR

    Good news virtual reality fans, you can now listen to your Spotify and SoundCloud playlists inside the Oculus experience. Since getting the GearVR, there’s been a slew of new apps, both free and paid, arrive in the Store for download. One new app experience is called GROOVR (a play...
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    Review: Metricon’s GearVR display homes experience

    Earlier this year we told you about Metricon’s use virtual reality to show off their display homes. Well now thanks to the GearVR and Metricon, I’ve been able to get hands-on with the experience from home. Thanks to Android’s flexibility, sideloading allowed for the necessary content files to be...
  • Review: Samsung Gear VR, the hype is real

    Virtual Reality is about to go mainstream and there’s one company responsible, Oculus. Their technology was so impressive, they got bought by Facebook. With their focus on the high-end of the market, they partnered with Samsung to create a consumer friendly Gear VR, that’s available for just US$99, you...
  • Metricon using VR for new home previews (Updated)

    Australia’s largest home building company, Metricon Homes is giving potential home buyers the opportunity to experience their future home in virtual reality. On offer is a ‘Virtual Display Experience’ which lets people place a Samsung Gear VR on their head and look around the environment which will be a...
  • NextVR is bringing live sports and virtual reality together

    By all accounts, 2016 will be the big year for Virtual Reality. With VR products from a number of hardware vendors (Oculus Rift, Sony PlayStation VR, Samsung GearVR) next year, most at an affordable price point, your next question will be content. The most obvious source for content is...
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