Samsung pays tribute to Nintendo with its Wiimote-like Gear VR Controller

The Gear VR with Controller ships for $130, stand-alone controller for $40.

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Samsung and Oculus’s new Gear VR Controller makes navigating menus and controlling games much easier.

Generally speaking, Samsung’s Gear VR is great in a pinch. It doesn’t deliver the visual fidelity of, say, Facebook’s Oculus Rift or HTC’s Vive, but it’s significantly more portable. It also boasts a growing library of hundreds of games, apps, movies, and videos. The only problem? It doesn’t have a controller.

Navigating around menus and games required finagling with a directional touchpad on the Gear VR’s side, which wasn’t exactly intuitive. But at Mobile World Congress on Sunday, Samsung unveiled a solution: The Gear VR Controller. Here’s everything you need to know.

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