This past week in Los Angeles the annual Electronics Entertainment Expo has been going on and a common theme coming out of the show is that VR, aka Virtual Reality, is the next big gaming and entertainment platform to hit living rooms all over the world.

With that in mind as we approach Fathers Day, Samsung and Best Buy have teamed up to bring you a great shopping deal for your dad and/or husband that will give him a head start in the world of Virtual Reality.

Gear VR is a product that comes from a collaboration between Samsung and Oculus that delivers a true immersion experience that will allow your dad and/or husband to dive right into the middle of activities such as:

  • Personal Cinema with the Oculus Video app with access to your own video files, full length movies, TV shows and even sites such as Vimeo and Twitch.
  • Use the Netflix for Gear VR app to access the entire streaming library of the popular online streaming service. Of course, you do need to be a member of Netflix for this to work but speaking from personal experience – the subscription is well worth the money.
  • Access Samsung Milk VR to see 360 degree videos with content such as live music, documentaries, fascinating destinations and even seeing how celebrities spend their days. All in immersive 360 degree video.

Since Gear VR is very portable and uses your compatible Samsung phone to bring all of this to you it is very portable and can be taken with you in the car, on a train or even on a plane to give you the opportunity during those trips to jump into some VR.

NOTE: Just as a Public Service Announcement there is no Gear VR while you are driving ok? Hand it off to a family member to enjoy while you drive them to your destination.

The specs on the Gear VR fall out like this:

  • Color: Frost White
  • Weight: .68 lbs
  • Dimensions: 7.95 inches wide x 4.58 inches high x 3.65 inches deep
  • Compatibility: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge; Galaxy S7; Galaxy S6; Galaxy S6 edge; Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Connectivity: MicroUSB connection to Samsung Galaxy S7 edge; Galaxy S7; Galaxy S6; Galaxy S6 edge; Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity (to detect mounting/un-mounting)

Since Best Buy and Samsung understand what a great combination Gear VR and a Samsung Smartphone can be they have a terrific offer leading up to Fathers Day this weekend.

This deal will land you a free Gear VR, a retail value of $99.99, plus $50 worth of virtual reality content for that Gear VR with the purchase, or lease and activation of certain Samsung smartphones.


The phones included in this deal according to the offer page include:

  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 edge
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 edge
  • Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Galaxy Note 5

This deal ends on 18 June 2016 and is available online and in your local Best Buy.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.