At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona last month, Samsung unveiled the new Gear VR with Controller. As the name suggests, it comes with a wireless controller. The headset supports both microUSB and USB Type-C ports so it’s compatible with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 series as well as the Galaxy Note 5.
There’s nothing really new about the headset itself aside from some minor tweaks. It’s the wireless controller that demands attention. The controller has a clickable touchpad, volume keys, navigation buttons and a trigger button.
The touchpad makes it very easy to navigate the user interface and interact with VR games and apps. Samsung didn’t really confirm last month when the new headset with controller is going to be released and how much it’s going to cost.
A representative from Oculus, which has partnered with Samsung on the Gear VR, confirmed today that the new Gear VR with Controller is going to be released in April for $129.