Samsung Gear VR

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The Samsung Gear VR allows you to turn your Galaxy 4 smartphone into a virtual reality headset. The Samsung Gear VR sensors track your head movements and combined with the touchpad on the side of the headset, you can immerse yourself into 3D worlds, panoramic views and games. All applications are currently free from the Oculus VR App Store and some are even compatible with Android game controllers for an even more engaged experience. I recently took one of these futuristic goggles for a test drive and played some games. Unfortunately, I had to put it down after playing the VR version of Temple Run as I started to get quite sea-sick. That being said, I’m also a person who is very prone to motion sickness and the owner of the headset plays games on it for hours without turning even a slight shade of green. While the fast moving 3D games might be too much for me to handle without dramamine, I have to admit the device was extremely cool and it’s a major step forward in consumer accessible VR. Even though it’s cutting edge for today, I’d have to imagine that in a few years the technology will be able to fit in your sunglasses making it even more mainstream, and my 15 minute gaming experience and virtual store browsing definitely felt like like the future.

GET IT: $199

Samsung Ultra-HD 4K TV


Samsung’s new Ultra-HD 4K TV made a big splash at CES 2013 (consumer electronics show) winning a 2013 CNET People’s Choice CES award. With 4x the pixels of a traditional LED, 4K TV’s such as this Samsung and the Sony’s 84″ XBR 4K are the next generation of televisions. Probably the most notable feature of the Samsung 4K TV is the giant easel-like frame that floats the giant (available from 85″-110″) screen inside and allows for tilting. The Sony 4K TV is priced at $25k and we expect the Samsung to be in the same ballpark. That being said, it’ll be interesting to see what these puppies cost in a few years and what content is available at their intense resolution.

Samsung Galaxy S III

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If you’re looking to update your Android phone, you may want to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The Galaxy S3 has a large 4.8 inch HD 1280 x 720 AMOLED display, delivering you a crisp look at what Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has to offer – which includes face recognition where you can unlock your phone by looking at it. The Galaxy S3 also packs a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 1.9 megapixel front camera, impressive 8 megapixel rear camera, and up to 64GB of storage plus SD slot. We have to wonder how the new iPhone will compare.