Samsung's updated Gear VR arrives in November for $99

At the Oculus Connect keynote today, Samsung unveiled its updated Gear VR headset, which it's trumpeting as the device that will make VR experiences accessible to a wide range of mobile users. This latest Gear VR is 22% lighter than its predecessor for greater comfort. The company says it has improved the quality of the touchpad on the side of the device as well as the "overall feel" of the unit.

The updated Gear VR is compatible with all of Samsung's 2015 flagship-class devices, including the latest Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. For those who already have one of those phones, the Gear VR is priced quite tantalizingly at just $99. Samsung says the next Gear VR will go on sale in November, in time for Black Friday in the US. The rest of the world will get the headset "shortly after."

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