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First Major Virtual Reality Headset Is Now On Sale

A man tries out the 360-degree "The Hunger Games - Virtual Reality Experience," using the Samsung Gear VR, October 8, 2015 in New York City.  (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung)
A man tries out the 360-degree "The Hunger Games - Virtual Reality Experience," using the Samsung Gear VR, October 8, 2015 in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung)

Let the holiday gadget shopping begin. Samsung’s Gear VR, considered the first major consumer-ready virtual reality headset, was made available for purchase on Friday. Is it worth your time?

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Kurt Wagner of Re/code for his review of Gear VR and what it means for the virtual reality industry.

Guest

  • Kurt Wagner, associate editor of social media for Re/code. He tweets @KurtWagner8.
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