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Mar 11, 2015
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When he's not opening a can of whoop-ass on an opponent in the ring, being photoshopped into images of rock bands, or playing professional ball, Manny Pacquiao is probably lounging somewhere enjoying the kind of stuff every bro wants and dreams of.

Case in point: Our Pambansang Kamao playing with the Samsung Gear VR. Yep, the Pac-Man had his destructive hands on one of the latest virtual reality gizmos in town, and we can't help but get an eensie-weensie bit jealous. #TaoLang

manny pacquiao gear vr

We GIF-ied the brief-but-sweet meeting of this two pop culture heavyweights to give you an idea of just how cool the experience was! See Manny's reaction below!


Here's Manny getting assisted with wearing the Gear VR. Feeling some
#FirstTime jitters, idol?

manny pacquiao gear vr


"Wow. It's like you're really...on the other planet!"

manny pacquiao gear vr


"Wow, beautiful
ha!"

manny pacquiao gear vr


"I feel like I'm not... I'm not in the earth, ha ha!"

manny pacquiao gear vr


"I feel like I'm in the other planet."

manny pacquiao gear vr


"It's beautiful. Uhm, you can see clearly."

manny pacquiao gear vr


"I love that. What's, what—Ha ha ha!—technology is that? Ha ha ha!"

manny pacquiao gear vr


Based on his giggles, Pacquiao clearly loved the short VR trip. For those not in the know, the Gear VR is a headset wherein a compatible handset (e.g. Galaxy Note 4) is placed (on the eye portion of the device) to deliver virtual reality eye-candy. It's actually a partnership between Samsung and Oculus (creators of the Oculus Rift), so it's safe to say the brains behind the Gear VR know what they're doing.

An official consumer launch is coming soon although a development kit is now available for developers in the US for $200 (around P9,000). As for us here in Pinas, well, we'll have to wait for further announcements from Sammy. Hey, at least we have more time to think about buying it and saving up, right?

Here's the full video of Pacquiao's sesh with the Gear VR, may it help you in making your decision:


Video via Rik Cordero

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