Samsung Gear VR (2015)
Redefine your phone’s hidden power and immerse yourself in beautiful virtual worlds with the Samsung Gear VR. This mobile headset transforms Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphones into the ultimate virtual reality experience and transports you into games so that you become part of the action. Built by Samsung with help from VR pioneer Oculus, the Samsung Gear VR headset acts as the controller and lets you use head movements to explore, interact and aim like you are really there.
Due Samsung’s Gear VR giveaway on all Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge pre-orders, it has become one of the first VR headsets to be widely adopted. Whilst this headset may not be the cheapest mobile VR viewer, you are sure to receive an immersive experience powered by Oculus technology at a forth of the Oculus Rift price. You can immerse yourself in 3D landscapes, games, or even go inside your favourite movies - all with your Samsung smartphone. If you already own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and are looking for an immersive VR experience at a reasonable price, this headset may be for you.
The Samsung Gear VR is very well designed, it has foam cushioning and a set of two padded leather straps for comfort and is 19% lighter than their previous model - a very important must. It is also equipped with a high field of view and wide interface that goes beyond your peripheral vision, allowing you to be totally immersed in the virtual world. Another key feature of the Gear VR is the large touchpad which comes on the side of the headset. This touchpad gives you easy and accurate control, meaning you never have to remove your phone from the headset until you are fully done playing. And if you’re looking to take your gameplay to the next level, you can also get the SteelSeries Stratus XL for Windows + AndroidTM as an external controller.