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Oculus adds a touch of Touch to Samsung’s Gear VR

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Samsung’s Gear VR is great for watching but not much good for doing – whereas the likes of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have spiffy motion controllers, Samsung’s headset was stuck with on-headset controls. But no more – because the 2017 version will come with an Oculus-made Gear VR Controller. It’s essentially a remote with a trigger and a built-in clickpad, which works like a virtual mouse. The controller itself gets detected in 3D space like a Wii U remote – all of which makes for a whole lot more interaction than a basic Gear VR. You can’t buy it on its own though – it’ll come in a bundle deal with the new 2017 Gear VR, which should launch this week with the Galaxy S8.

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Marc was until fairly recently Editor of Stuff.tv, but now edits a site about cars instead. He has been a committed geek since getting a Tomytronic 3D aged seven, and a journalist since the week that Google was founded (really). He spends much of his free time taking photos of really small things (bugs, flowers, his daughters) or really big things (galaxies and the like through a telescope) and losing games of FIFA and Pro Evo online. You can email Marc at [email protected]

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