Deal: Samsung Gear VR (2017) headset and controller are down to $55, the lowest price to date!


If you’re an owner of a Samsung phone who wants to enter the trendy VR niche, you might want to check out Daily Steals' latest offer for the 2017 Samsung Gear VR and controller combo.

The e-commerce site has the bundle on sale for just $54.99. Amazon has also discounted the set, but prices for new units there vary between $79-$89.

Unlike with the HTC Vive or similar standalone headsets, the Gear VR needs to be paired with a select Samsung phone. According to Daily Steals, the list of compatible devices includes the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Please keep in mind that the headset is not compatible with the Galaxy Note 8.

For a closer look at the 2017 Gear VR headset and controller, make sure to head over to our dedicated review. If you're interested in this deal, follow the link above.



1. midan

Posts: 3213; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

All companies should stop doing these, waste of money and time. People just don't care.

2. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"People just don't care." At this price, I'd instantly be grabbing a Gear VR for my Note 8 for the following use cases: - More immersive cinema experience while watching videos - More natural way to watch 360 videos, no fatiguing my arms Unfortunately, this one is not compatible with the Note 8...

3. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Gaming, using the VR controller is also quite fun.

7. midan

Posts: 3213; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

And you would use it few times and threw it away or sell it on eBay etc.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7606; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Midan why are you here? It's a known fact that you are here to cut up VR, and Android in general. Why? Because your an iPhone guy, so you don't have any half decent VR on any iPhone, because of the low resolution displays on all iPhones. The only VR on iPhone is cardboard. So there is no Oculus software or support for any iPhone, or Daydream VR support for any iPhone. The VR experiences with either one of those VR platforms, just blows away any iPhone mobile games and apps. Hands down, but once again you are ignorant to these facts. The VR tank games, Driving games like Need for speed VR, flight games, literally blow away any iPhone games. Not to mention chrome supports VR now. Plus there is drawing VR apps. There is even an AutoCAD like app coming down the pipes for VR.

10. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

I would be getting one as well if not for the Note 8 issue.

5. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I actually agree with you that VR and AR are just boring and lame. That's why Samsung was giving them away, because they are a hard sell. The one and only version of this people will care about is, Microsoft's Hololens which I hope comes by 2019

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7606; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Makatijules, clearly you don't know your head from your butt. First of all there is fundamentally differences between the two. VR definitely offers some things that AR cannot do. Just like AR can do some things that VR cannot do. You bring up hololens yet that is only AR. So how well does a call of duty game look in AR? Or how does a car driving game look or function in AR? How do you explore space in AR? Or how does the ocean look in AR? See these are all examples where VR is superior than AR. BTW almost 10 million Gear VR's are in the wild right now. Plus over 2 million Daydream VR headsets. 2 million PSVR units. There is roughly 2 million HTC Vibes and Oculus Rifts sold. Who knows how many Cardboard VR headsets sold? But it's estimated at 25 million, especially when everyone and there aunt and uncle sells them. From $5 to a hundred or more.

4. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Not worth any past free. I was so made after I got one with my Note 5 and when I got one with my S8+, and yet I can't use my Note 8 with the 2016 version because the phone is too big. Though I did get it to fit, the Gear VR is just painfully boring. The apps and media content are ridiculously pricey to be made for the VR to begin with. Any price of entry, even free with a phone purchase is too costly overall. Its not even a good toy. I've used mine maybe 5 times since i got it. I can even sell it on eBay, that's how lame it is.

6. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

It's hard to sell something you've had stuck to your sweaty face. That shouldn't be a surprise. :) Though, they are selling these bundles used at 70-80 euro here in Ireland.

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