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Select Best Buy stores to offer Samsung Gear VR demos on February 8th

Select Best Buy locations will offer free demos of Samsung's Gear VR headset on February 8th. Testers will reportedly be able to try out four different "experiences" on the headset.

Published onFebruary 6, 2015

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Itching to try out a Samsung Gear VR before you spend $200? Best Buy may be the place to do so in a few days. Prior to the Gear VR’s Best Buy launch at brick-and-mortar stores around the US, the electronics retailer will have Gear VR demo units waiting to be tested on February 8th. Each “Samsung Experience Shop” inside select Best Buy locations will be given two Galaxy Note 4 handsets with Gear VR retail mode preinstalled on each device. Up to 100 stores across the US will get demo units, and you can find out which ones by following this link.

According to SamMobile, here are the rumored demos users can experience while testing the device:

  • Milk VR: The user will be able to choose a video to watch
  • TheBlu: If the user wants a game-like experience
  • Transformers: If the user wants to experience a movie in virtual reality
  • 360 Photos: Simply because 360-degree pictures are awesome

It’s no wonder Samsung wants to try to expand Gear VR to the masses. It’s a new technology, and with the exception of Best Buy’s online store, the headset has been sold out on AT&T and Samsung’s websites since its launch. Just remember, the Gear VR is only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4, so keep that in mind before you make the purchase.

If you want a sneak peek as to what your experience will be like, take a look at our hands-on demo at IFA last year.