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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and new Gear VR headset are available now

Engadget Engadget 19/08/2016 Nathan Ingraham
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Samsung announced a host of new gear earlier this month, the most notable of which is its excellent new Galaxy Note 7 handset, and it's all available now in the US. The phone is now on sale at AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Sprint stores as well as at Best Buy, Target, Walmart and a handful of other retailers. If you loathe going to retail locations, you can pick it up on Samsung or straight from the carriers online.

The new Gear VR headset is on sale, as well. It'll set you back $99.99 and is a notable upgrade over the earlier model -- we found it to be one of the best introductions to VR content you can have, particularly at its reasonable price. If you've wanted to create your own VR content, Samsung's Gear 360 camera is available, but that'll set you back more. It costs $349.99, but it's one of the few options consumers have for creating more immersive video. The little camera will only be available online, for now.

Lastly, a pair of Samsung accessories -- the Gear IconX earbuds and Level Active headphones -- are both available for $199.99 and $99.99, respectively. The Gear IconX buds are particularly intriguing; they're totally free of cords and have built-in memory for storying music. And they can also track motion, making them an all-in-one fitness and music solution. The Level Active, a more traditional pair of Bluetooth enabled headphones, is a bit less exciting. They do integrate with Samsung apps through an "active" button you can press to hear workout data from the S Health app or to activate a timer for your run.

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