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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 498 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gadget

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    My Samsung Gear Virtual it is one of the best gadget I bought lately, I love the wide vision in 360 degree immersion, giving me the realistic interaction.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun to use but controller not optimised.

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    I found the unit to be sound and once paired to the phone to be a fun time. In its first use I spent three hours and it was entertaining. Watching a movie on YouTube meant sitting in an upright position instead of laying down on my back. Not bad but the screen was bordered with distracting visuals of a living room. I would prefer nothing visual but the video full screen. Overall, a good product which will only get better. The controller loses its screen placement and needs to be adjusted way too often.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun, but the screen door effect is pretty intense

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    So after using the device for a couple of days, I can say with 100% truth that this is exactly what I as a gamer am looking for in terms of a unique and fun gaming experience. Every game that you play on the VR feels unique, especially with the integration of the gear VR controller. But, even with a note8, the screen door effect is too much to not notice. Playing games is acceptable because of the unique experience, but trying to use this device for entertainment such as watching movies or viewing 360 photos, it can't be overlooked.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool Concept that works

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    Figured I would grab one of these with the new phone upgrades...seems to work as scripted but have 2 small complaints: 1. The controller seems to "glitch" fairly often - the beam ends up disappearing so... 2. Why don't they make the space large enough to accommodate a phone case? I use this WAY less than I would simply because I hate pulling off the Otter Box! lol

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So immersive! Great for VR noobs!

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    We are very new to VR as we haven't had any devices with the capability of VR. We just got brand new Samsung S6 s and decided that getting the gear VR would be a great bonus buy. So far it's proven to be a lot of fun and you really do feel immersed in the games and the environment. A couple of cons are that there's not a ton of options for free games that are worth anyone's time and even some of the games that you have to purchase are not that great either. One thing I would also like to change is the fact that it heats up pretty quickly, and once it's too hot I have to keep it disconnected for a good 20 minutes for a full cool down, but depending on the game you can get as little as 20 minutes of gameplay and up to an hour from what we've experienced so far. It's also a battery drainer. I definitely advise keeping the protective cover on when it's not in use as sometimes little hairs and fibers and dust collect in it and if you don't have a lens cloth getting it off can be quite difficult as you really don't want to scratch or smudge the lens. I hope for many new developments in the game play soon it definitely was worth the money though, it's great for beginners to VR as we are and one of the better lower-cost options. I'm thinking I might have to go buy a second one! Can't wait to make grandma give it a whirl!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Gear VR is awesome not perfect

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    The gear VR works great, way better than it did on the Note 5. My only complaint is the resolution. Its not horrible or unbearable by any means its just not as clear as I wish it could be.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it...

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    After some adjustments, it felt pretty good... here's some points if your interested... 1-i noticed the field of view changed (less) than first generation. Not a deal breaker, but noticeably different. 2- a lot of content, but not enough. Would love to watch vudu. But you can watch Netflix and Hulu. 3 - after owning PSVR I can safely say this is better for video and internet viewing. They both have screen door effect but this is more clear. 4 - the headset itself is comfortable. Less cumbersome than the psvr. I liked psvr but like this much more. Lastly, everyone has their own preference, so I would recommend trying it yourself. I think it's great...but not perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Good entry level VR, but content is weak

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    The VR works nicely, but under heavy use, after about 20 minutes the S7 gets so hot that a warning message pops up telling you to disengage from the VR unit so it can cool down! Even though it drains the S7 battery relatively quickly, power won’t be a problem because the temperature limit will stop you well before then. The handheld controller is quite responsive and I rarely use the VR’s built in touch pad or buttons. Some apps seem to have significant gyro lag in either the VR itself or in the controller, or both. That is, it loses track of which was is up or north or whatever, and you wind up pointing up and to the left to click on something straight ahead. The Recenter button doesn’t do much good. Despite these shortcomings, I do like the VR unit. The content is a weak spot though. It is apparently limited to apps on the Oculus store, but the VR doesn’t share apps with the Rift. There isn’t yet a killer app on the VR.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good not Excellent

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    The idea around this VR is good, it is still fun. But what would make it excellent is if the resolution was much better. The view is as if I'm looking at standard definition rather than high definition. When the quality gets to 4k we will be virtually trapped in a virtual world.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy!!

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    This VR headset is the best one I have had so far (I've had many) and I had to say I am very impressed with it! The only complaint I would have it the app needed on your phone to use this is the "oculus" app. There isn't a wide variety of options on the game side of things and most of the downloadable content you have to pay for but there is plenty of other stuff to keep one entertained for a loooong time. Now if only they can make it where you can mirror your TV to your phone and play xbox with the VR headset... Now we play the waiting game *crickets chirping in the distance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great VR

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    I really Love the new 4K view. I purchased the previous version of this product and this one is quite better all around, except for how it fits on my nose (every time I wear it the bridge of my nose hurts) and this one also hurts my eyes if I watch it for longer than 20 or 30 minutes. I didn't experience those things to this degree with the previous version. Overall this is very entertaining and my whole family enjoys using it especially with the new coop games, which more games need to be created for people in the same room. But again these few complaints are why it's 4 Stars and not 5 Stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Keeps 'em entertained

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    The original Samsung Gear VR didn't have a controller, and you could only use the side button pad. The handheld remote makes usage much better, It should be noted that this item works ONLY with certain Samsung Galaxy phones, so its NOT for everybody! The latest crop of titles plus a way of creating your own stuff makes this a great entertainment source for the family, especially kids! Titles like Snickers hosts Wrestlemania from April was great! Just like being at, and in some cases IN the ring! Face you Fears is another good title, designed to challenge the things that we're afraid of. All in all, this is a great source of fun for the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Virtual reality

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

    Not my thing but would be fun for someone into virtual reality type of games.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the right scenarios.

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Prime example of hardware being ahead of the software. The physical execution and function is awesome but limited by the applications available. Sure you can party trick and pass it around to see people's reaction but after the novelty wears off your really just left with an awesome content consuming devices. It really shines in that aspect. Being able to block out the world for movies TV and even YouTube is where it excels. Theres a few worthwhile games/experiences but they wear off rather quickly.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fun. Better Picture Than I Expected

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    I didn't expect much from this item so when I first tried it out I was very impressed. Used it with my new Samsung Galaxy S9+ and picture quality was pretty darn good. First thing I watched was the college final game of March Madness. You feel like you are at the game. You can change your perspective for where you are (teams bench, under basket, in the stands or sideline front row). While watching it's fun to look up or back or just turn around a full 360 degrees and you feel like you are really there. Some other interesting material on the site of Oculus like under water deep with sharks swimming by you. Graphics are great. At first, it was a bit jittery but that was only because I was using a 2.4 connection to my wifi network. When I switched to the 5G band, all was perfect. I did have a few black spots on the lens but hoping to clean off and hoping they are just dust specs. The audio on the headset is pretty good but would probably be much better with a nice set of wireless earphones. It's very cool using the 360 degree view and some titles are also in 3D. For about $130 you get a lot of fun. The movies in 360 degrees are pretty cool too. Highly recommend if you have one of the newer Galaxy phones sold in the last 2 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun toy

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    This is a fun toy. It's like most other phone vr units but with a great controller. I wear glasses and these fit easily over them. My phone has not overheated. I love the use of my camera as a "portal through" and not having to remove headset to function quickly. I did notice a lot of pressure on my face when wearing this. Also the velco can easily get stuck in your hair. It is a pain that you can't take phone calls or respond to notifications while the phone is inserted. Apps are through Occulus Store which causes some problems. Most of my movies are on vudu and not accessible (that I've found) through Occulus.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the last model

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    The VR works awesome but my issue with this Note 8 edition is the width. Because its wider to fit the note 8, the light guards that go around your eyes are wider then mine and my friends heads which leaves alot of light leaking in unless you use it in the dark or wrap a towel or something around it. Unfortunately I have the Note 8 so Im forced to have this one. Also its not designed to be used with a phone with a screen protector so if you have one it will wrinkle it up at the bottom. The VR experience is worth the hassel but I wish I still had my s7 edge model. However I love my note 8.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Seems fine, handset needs higher resolution

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Worked fine on my S7 edge. However, pictures were so grainy, which really showed how much the resolution needs to improve for a VR experience. Ended up returning but wouldn't mindgetting a similar one when I upgrade my mobile (my current one is on its last legs).

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to Galaxy S9

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    Picked up one of these as an Opened Box while I was waiting for my S9 preorder to come. I had heard a lot of good things about it, but I really didn't think a relatively inexpensive, mobile VR experience could be impressive. I was wrong. The picture quality is actually pretty good, and the immersion is definitely there. I let my teenage daughter try out the free "Stranger Things: Face Your Fears" experience and I don't know who had more fun - her or me. She asked if she could hold my hand as she cringed seeing the 'upside down' close in around her! If you have a recent Samsung phone and haven't tried VR yet, this is definitely worth checking out!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good VR headset

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    I use the VR headset to show clients renderings and 3D perspectives and it works very well. Have not used for gaming, but seems like it would be great.

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    I would recommend this to a friend