Samsung - Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset - Orchid Gray

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Go on an adventure with this Samsung Gear virtual reality headset and controller. A wide field of vision and 360-degree immersion create realistic interaction, and an exclusive library of more than 500 titles keeps you entertained. Pair this Samsung Gear virtual reality headset and controller with your Samsung smartphone or tablet for an exciting VR experience.
$129.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Samsung Gear VR
  • Gear VR controller
  • USB Type-C device holder
  • Controller holder
  • 2xAAA batteries
  • Wrist strap
  • Micro USB device holder
  • Micro USB connector
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (294 out of 313)

Features


Compatible with Samsung Galaxy Note8

For a perfect fit.

Take your adventures with you

Go anywhere, do anything, be anyone with virtual reality.

Endless entertainment

Complete 360° immersion with a wide 101° field of view.

Powered by Oculus

Gives you access to an exclusive library of 550+ premium titles.

Gear VR controller included

Provides more realistic interaction.

© 2015 Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Samsung, Note, Gear, Samsung Milk VR, and Super AMOLED are all trademarks owned or registered by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Overall customer rating

4.4
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So immersive! Great for VR noobs!

    Posted
    LLOL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fun. Better Picture Than I Expected

    Posted
    TDWIN2000

    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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good entry level VR, but content is weak

    Posted
    FritzGritz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable headset, but crashes a lot on Note 8

    Posted
    crazycold12
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It's a comfortable headset, and upon first impressikn, appeared like it would work well. I purchased this for my Galaxy Note 8, fully expecting it to be a great experience since they updated the headset specifically for it, but boy was I wrong. The controller itself and the main interface for the Oculus app worked well, but whenever I would try to open Netflix VR, it would work for about 5 seconds, then crash. And every time u tried to open an app after that, it would sit on a black screen. And not do anything for about a minute before telling me it couldn't open. Long story short, it may work well with the older phones, but currently has issued with the Note I, so I would stay away if that's what you have until better support arrives.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it...

    Posted
    Aceguillen
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to Galaxy S9

    Posted
    HDSapper
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun, but the screen door effect is pretty intense

    Posted
    Tristan
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun to use but controller not optimised.

    Posted
    Aksteward
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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





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