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Of particular note is the price, which is actually surprising at $249 when it comes to retailers in November.

That said, you will need a Galaxy Note 4 and only a Galaxy Note 4, so if you’re thinking of jumping on the VR bandwagon and can’t wait for the Oculus Rift or want something a little more mobile, pay attention, because you’ll need both to play.

The writer of this article testing the Samsung Gear VR, as photographed by Alex Kidman