Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
Mobile virtually reality is changing the way we view entertainment as we know it! From taking part in epic battles to interacting with live dinosaurs, you’ll go where you’ve never been able to venture before with the Samsung Gear VR.
With the Oculus Video app, you can customize trailers, clips and even your own movie files to create entertainment unlike anything you’ve seen before! Once you put on the Samsung Gear VR, you can instantly customize your virtual world – and just in case you want to see your favorites in a whole new light, you can buy hundreds of full-length Hollywood movies and TV shows.
Live stream your favorite games, short films and video clips in a virtual theater setting. With full access to more than 1 million Vimeo videos and Twitch, a leading video platform and community for gamers, there’s always something new to experience.
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The Samsung Gear VR makes the perfect gift for dads and grads this season! Score the gift of entertainment and be at the center of exciting games, watch the best of Hollywood in your own private cinema and so much more with an exclusive deal from Best Buy!
Offer valid 6/5 – 6/18
Have you heard about the new Galaxy Note 4? It’s the productivity-powered phablet with processing power, screen resolution and a stylus to make any other phone or tablet jealous. Recently I caught up with the great folks at Samsung to check out the new Note 4 and Gear VR during a media preview event.
The Note 4 is not your ordinary smartphone and when paired with the Gear VR – wireless virtual reality fun is within your reach! Check out the full demo of the Note 4 and Gear VR below.
Interested in getting your hands on the Note 4 and Gear VR? US carriers will start selling the Note 4 on October 17, (But you can preorder the new device as early as today!) AT&T’s Note 4 will sell for $300 on-contract (Off-contract, it’ll cost $825.99.) Verizon pricing comes down to $300 on contract, $35 per month over 20 months, or $700 full retail.
T-Mobile will sell it for $749.76, or $31.24 per month for 24 months. Sprint’s pricing is $350 with a new, two-year service agreement, or $30 a month for 24 months, or $720 all told.
Samsung’s Gear VR will be the first consumer-grade virtual reality available for purchase. The device is really just a fancy accessory for the Note 4, but it acts as a prelude to the Oculus Rift—a virtual reality headset that connects to your PC. Reception to the Gear VR should give us some sense of whether we’re on the verge of the virtual reality revolution that many anticipate the Oculus Rift and the Gear VR will usher in. The two devices are also closely related as OculusVR collaborated with Samsung to create the Gear VR.
Want to get hands on with Gear VR? You can find demo headsets at Samsung Experience Shops inside Best Buy today!
Are you looking to upgrade your smartphone experience with the Samsung Note 4 or Gear VR? What’s the latest tech toys on your wish list? Share in the comments section below…
The Samsung Gear VR creates an immersive mobile virtual reality experience that the industry has never seen before.
The Samsung Gear VR delivers an unrivaled viewing experience with the 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display of Galaxy Note 4 providing stunning and engaging visuals at a mobile-leading resolution. With the Gear VR Innovator Edition, users can sit in the best seat of a theater, can be on-stage of a performance with full 360 3D video, and can enjoy gaming like it’s never been seen before – inside stunning worlds where imagination becomes reality. Samsung’s industry leading Super AMOLED display technology and cutting-edge Oculus-driven technologies fuse to create an experience that surprises and delights – all on a mobile device.
Built with soft, flexible cushioning and lightweight materials, Samsung Gear VR is comfortable to wear. It is completely wireless, so users can be fully engaged in virtual worlds without being tethered to a computer. With a robust selection of optimized virtual reality content from a wide range of top-tier creators, users will be able to enjoy a wide range of film, gaming, 360 degree video, and educational/experiential content.
The Samsung Gear VR will be available in Frost White through the Samsung online channel and selectively by carriers this fall.