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- Dec 30, 2010
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Just yesterday we shared that the Samsung Gear VR headset (which is meant to pair exclusively with the Galaxy Note 4), is now available to purchase from Samsung's website. It even has a relatively affordable price of just $199.99. Despite the solid price and cool factor of owning a VR headset, it turns out that some of us may want to think twice before we purchase this cutting edge, still experimental device.
Perusing the side-effects and warnings list that is associated with the Samsung Gear VR, one would think they were purchasing an experimental prescription drug rather than a cool piece of tech. In fact, the list is so daunting it might just scare people away from the product completely. The list comes from the final checkout page when you go to purchase the device.
The list includes such notable examples as if you experience any of the following, you should stop using it immediately, "seizures, loss of awareness, eye strain, eye or muscle twitching, involuntary movements, altered, blurred, or double vision or other visual abnormalities, dizziness, disorientation, impaired balance, impaired hand-eye coordination, excessive sweating, increased salivation, nausea, light-headedness, discomfort or pain in the head or eyes, drowsiness, fatigue, or any symptoms similar to motion sickness.”
The list also suggests that “prolonged use of the Gear VR and input devices (e.g. controllers) can make your muscles, joints, or skin hurt” and can possibly lead to “excessive drowsiness and decreased ability to multi-task.”
There's much more to it than that though. In all, the list contains 16 different warnings. We have included it in the thread below for your edification. The device doesn't sound quite as exciting as it did before...