Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition For S6 Launched

The latest and greatest from Samsung has arrived. The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 has been launched in Malaysia, and it wowed me over the moment I experienced the virtual reality world at Pavilion last week. Fully optimised and compatible with its next generation Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition lets users enjoy Samsung’s unrivaled, fully immersive and cinematic virtual reality experience, with improved viewing as well as a more comfortable design.

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition For S6 Launched
Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition For S6 Launched

Be the first to try out the fully immersive and visually stimulating Gear VR by dropping by the Main Entrance of Pavilion from the 10th to the 12th of July at 12pm to 9pm. Or you can choose to visit the Blue Zone of Sunway Pyramid on the 25th to the 26th of July from 12pm to 9pm for an experience that you will never forget.


The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 showcase at Pavilion last week
The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 showcase at Pavilion last week
Prepare to be Blown Away!
Prepare to be Blown Away!


“Innovation is what Samsung always strives for. As one of the world’s leading technology giants, we are proud to bring to Malaysians the latest Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition. It’s an experience that everyone has to try! The Gear VR was made to bring imagination into reality. The potential is endless and this is the future,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, Mobile, IT & Digital Imaging, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.


A quick introduction by the folks from Samsung
A quick introduction by the folks from Samsung
Inside, we were briefed before experiencing it first hand.
Inside, we were briefed before experiencing it first hand. 

I must say, arriving at Pavilion KL on a hot afternoon, I was excited over the knowledge that I will be experiencing the latest cutting edge technology in virtual reality. It didn't take long before we were briefed and ushered in together with the public to experience the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6.  The next showcase will be at the Blue Zone of Sunway Pyramid on the 25th to the 26th of July from 12pm to 9pm. 


Four stations are available inside to experience the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6
Four stations are available inside to experience the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 
Here it goes!
Here it goes!

I did not waste time putting on the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition over my head. It is a comfortable fit, with adjustable bands to ensure it doesn't get too tight nor loose. I can understand why this gadget is designed for innovative consumers, specifically VR enthusiasts, developers, mobile experts and professionals, and early technology adopters. The technology is just beyond words! 


Immerse in the 360 degrees virtual reality world
Immerse in the 360 degrees virtual reality world

Words cannot describe the awesomeness that I felt the moment the device started up and I was in a 3D virtual reality world thanks to Samsung. With the built in accelerator, gyrometer and proximity sensors, I could turn 360degrees to experience a virtual world through the device. We tested out a few of the games inside, shooting aliens and walking through the virtual world. Input is via the touch pad at the side of the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, simple yet effective. 


Introducing the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6
Introducing the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6
Lightweight and stylish
Lightweight and stylish

Feel the ultimate gaming experiences, where contents for the Gear VR are easily available for download via the Oculus Store. There is an extensive selection of optimized apps such as thrilling VR games and 360 degree of a new performance from Cirque du Soleil from top-tier creators including Kurios. The possibilities with Gear VR are limitless.


Love how the Samsung S6 is integrated into the Samsung Gear VR, a perfect fit
Love how the Samsung S6 is integrated into the Samsung Gear VR, a perfect fit

Optimised for both the Galaxy S6, the Gear VR Innovator Edition lets users engage with high resolution movies, TV shows, VOD services and photos like never before. With reduced sharper visuals on 5.1-inch Super AMOLED displays and a wide 96˚ field-of-view, the Gear VR lets you plunge into a world beyond your peripheral vision with longer lasting usage time. 


You know you want one
You know you want one


No need to worry about finding the middle of your touchpad while you are using the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. A deeper touchpad with an embossed centre offers you user-friendly controls for an easier interactive experience. Comfort is not compromised too, for that top notch user experience. It incorporates soft and flexible cushioning for ultimate user comfort. The 15% reduction in size makes the Gear VR a more comfortable wear. Ergonomically redesigned straps give better weight distribution, while mechanical ventilation supports an extended VR experience. 


Immersed in the virtual reality world, nothing will stop me from shooting up some aliens
Immersed in the virtual reality world, nothing will stop me from shooting up some aliens

Totally immersive, I totally forgot I was in a confined space where the roadshow was held in Pavilion, concentrating instead to shoot and kill as many aliens in the virtual reality world that I was in. Totally addictive, I am contemplating purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S6 just to pair with the Gear VR Innovator Edition. Check out a short summary of the specifications below. 

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Product Specifications


Dimension
196.1 x 98.5 x 82.8 mm

Sensor
Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount / Unmount Detection)

FOV (Field of View)
96 degree

IPD Coverage
54 ~ 70 mm 

Accessory
Replaceable Face Form, Carrying Pouch, Lens Cleaning Cloth

Colour
Frost White

Connectivity
microUSB connection to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Pricing
RM799 (inclusive of 6% GST)


Samsung’s Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 is available in Samsung Experience Stores located in major cities across Malaysia. Locations of the participating Samsung Experience Stores are as follows:

  • Low Yat (Ground Floor), Kuala Lumpur
  • Setia City Mall, Selangor
  • The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur
  • 1Utama Shopping Centre
  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur 
  • Suria KLCC, , Kuala Lumpur
  • Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur
  • Sunway Pyramid, Selangor
  • Gurney Paragon, Penang
  • Gurney Plaza Penang 
  • Sutera Mall, Johor 
  • City Square, Johor 


The roadshow was open to public at Pavilion last week, check them out at Midvalley soon!
The demo showcase was open to public at Pavilion last week, check them out at Sunway Pyramid

The roadshow was open to public at Pavilion last week, and its available for anyone to pop in and experience the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6. If you haven't experienced the awesomeness yet, do visit the Blue Zone of Sunway Pyramid on the 25th to the 26th of July from 12pm to 9pm for an experience that you will never forget. To discover more, do visit their official website at www.samsung.com and official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com.



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