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You can buy the Gear VR at select Best Buy stores this Friday

Starting this Friday, Best Buy will offer the Gear VR Innovator Edition for sale in stores, priced at $199.

Published onMarch 26, 2015

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Last month Best Buy started to offer up demos of the Gear VR at select Samsung Experience Shops, giving folks a chance to try out the VR before buying online through a carrier, Samsung or via Best Buy’s online portal. For those that would rather pick up the headset through a brick-and-mortar location, you’ll have your chance, starting tomorrow.

About a hundred or so Best Buy stores will offer the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for $199. Keep in mind this is the current model designed for the Galaxy Note 4, though we wouldn’t be too surprised if the Galaxy S6-optimized Gear VR variant makes it way to Best Buy in the coming month.

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At the moment, the Gear VR is still a limited experience, with only a handful of apps designed to take advantage of it. That said, both Oculus and Samsung are devoted to expanding this experience, with efforts including a special app store for the VR and numerous upcoming games specifically optimized for the experience. Outside of games, there’s also a number of media apps that support Samsung’s virtual reality technology.

What do you think of the Gear VR, and other VR devices like the HTCVive and Oculus’ Rift — is this where the future of entertainment is heading? Or are these merely fad items that won’t take off in a bigger way for many more years to come?

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