Samsung launched the Gear VR headset at IFA 2014 last September. Its the first virtual reality headset that Samsung has commercially launched. Gear VR was built in collaboration with Oculus, a virtual reality company owned by Facebook that’s working on a headset of its own. Customers could purchase this device either from AT&T or Samsung but now they have another option. Best Buy has started selling the Gear VR.
As a standalone device the Gear VR is of absolutely no use. The $200 virtual reality headset doesn’t have a built-in display like the Oculus VR headsets instead it relies upon a smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4 to be precise, to provide the display.
So whoever is looking to purchase Gear VR from Best Buy to try it out should keep in mind that they also need to have a Galaxy Note 4 on hand, otherwise they won’t be able to do anything with this device, and that would be a waste of $200.
Those who do have the Galaxy Note 4 can take advantage of the experiences that Samsung has created for Gear VR users. Keep in mind though that customers can’t waltz in their local Best Buy and pick one up. This thing isn’t available at retail stores.
Best Buy is only selling the Gear VR online, visit its online store to purchase one, or stick with AT&T and Samsung. They’re all selling it online.