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Deal: get a Samsung Gear VR for $80 on eBay
Virtual reality is finally heading towards mainstream and one of the most accessible ways to experience it is through Gear VR, Samsung’s phone-compatible headset.
Normally going for $100, Samsung Gear VR is available for $79.99 on eBay for a limited time. The device is offered by seller ImageWarehouse1, which has an excellent 99.3% positive feedback rating.
This is technically the third generation of Gear VR, but just the first to be made available to consumers worldwide. The headset is compatible with Samsung’s most recent flagships – the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Samsung is co-developing Gear VR with Oculus, maker of the much more powerful – and more expensive – Oculus Rift VR headset. While the Rift needs a tether to a powerful PC, the Gear VR is effectively just a shell for a compatible smartphone that provides the screen and the brainpower. Think Google Cardboard on steroids. While that makes it more limited than dedicated rigs, it’s far more accessible and the content you can enjoy on it is definitely worth an $80 investment.
The Gear VR ships for free in the US, and worldwide with the necessary fees. You get a 30-day money back guarantee thanks to eBay’s policy.
For a guide on how to try virtual reality on the cheap, check out VRSource’s best cheap VR headsets roundup.