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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift: Virtual Reality

Disclosure: 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.

Gear VR



I can remember years ago when there was all this talk of virtual reality. My hubby and the boys always thought it would be the best thing ever, and I would hear them chatter about things like Oculus Rift. I really had no idea what all the stuff they were talking about meant until a few years back when I went to Detroit to visit with Ford and saw how they were using virtual reality in auto manufacturing.  It was amazing.  Now tomorrow is Father’s Day and the new Samsung Gear VR is on the top of my husband’s list of the perfect Father’s Day gift.

What is Gear VR?

You can learn more about what virtual reality is with Gear VR here, but in simple terms, it’s a way for you to interact with live objects such as dinosaurs or visit places you have never been to, virtually  with the Samsung Gear VR. The Oculus Video app makes it possible for you to customize trailer, clips, and even your own movie files through a virtual environment. You can buy hundreds of full-length movies and TV shows. You can live-stream your favorite games and you have access to over 1 million Vimeo videos and Twitch (my kid’s favorite). All this can be experienced virtually!


Escaping to a virtual world is as easy as snapping your Galaxy smartphone into your Samsung Gear VR. Developed in partnership with Oculus, Gear VR is completely portable, comfortable to wear and simple to set up.

Key Specs

Color: Frost White
Weight: .68 lb.
Product Dimensions: 7.95″W x 4.58″H x 3.65″D
Compatible Devices: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+
Connectivity: MicroUSB connection to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+
Sensor Type: Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount/Unmount Detection)

Samsung Mobile June 2

The Free Samsung Gear VR Offer

Get free Samsung Gear VR, plus $50 of Virtual Reality content with purchase, or lease, and activation of select Samsung Smartphones.  This offer ends 6/18 online and in Best Buy Stores!

Want to be wife of the year? Visit your local Best Buy and pick up hubby a new Samsung Smartphone and get a free Samsung Gear VR & $50 of Virtual Reality content in time for Father’s Day!

 Join the conversation on Twitter with @BestBuy@SamsungMobileUS using the hashtag #GearVR.