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When it comes to technology, I’m still waiting for the hover boards and flying cars that were promised decades ago. That being said, Samsung has recently made some serious technological advances in mobile virtual reality. Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus looks like the coolest new gadget on the market. Imagine getting dropped right into the action of an epic space battle such as EVE: Gunjack. Picture being immersed in your favorite film or walking through a prehistoric forest, watching as you’re approached by a dinosaur with Jurassic World Apatosaurus. Use Samsung Gear VR to live stream your favorite games, short films, and video clips. The possibilities are endless!
So how do you enter this mobile virtual reality? Using Samsung Gear VR, coming soon to Best Buy. It looks a lot like you would expect, a headset that resembles goggles that fit over your eyes. The headset was designed to be light and ergonomic with soft, flexible padding. It includes a wide facial interface and fit over most eyeglasses. With the headset and select Samsung compatible device, you’ll be able to experience virtual reality with the press of an easy-to-use touchpad.
Easily customize your virtual and experience with the Oculus Video app. Create your own virtual environment with choices such as a home theater or even the surface of the moon! With full access to over 1 million Vimeo videos, there’s always something new to check out. Twitch, a leading video platform and community for gamers, is also available. Speaking of gamers, you can take yours to the next level with the Steelseries Stratus XL Wireless controller. Of course, there are hundreds of full-length Hollywood movies and TV shows available for purchase.
Other options include:
Samsung Milk VR puts you in the middle of amazing 360 degree virtual adventures such as the world’s fastest cars, live music performances, exciting documentaries, and more.
Discovery VR brings the world to life from a redwood forest to swimming with sharks in a cage.
My 360 puts you into the mix with celebrities, pro athletes, and supermodels.
Father’s Day is fast approaching and I think it’s safe to say gifting them the Samsung Gear VR and giving them their own virtual world would rack up some serious cool points. I’m positive it would make an excellent graduation gift as well. Best Buy has an amazing deal from 6/5 through 6/18 both online and in stores. With the purchase or lease and activation of select Samsung smartphones you can receive a free Samsung Gear VR, plus $50 of virtual reality content.