Samsung has launched a new version of the Gear VR, but the first generation is still a great buy if you want to try out virtual reality on the cheap. Today, you can get it for even cheaper.
Amazon has a Gold Box Deal of the Day on the Gear VR, that makes it available for just $59.99. That’s 40% off the list price, though since early August the headset has been hovering around $70 to $80 on Amazon.
The first-gen Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge. As for the apps and games? It’s the same library and store you’d get with the newer model, powered by Oculus. That means you’re really not missing out on anything with the older model, though the field of view is a bit lower and the original Gear VR’s built-in controllers aren’t quite as refined.
What do you think, is this one worth picking up? For those that already own the Gear VR, would you recommend it to others?