Samsung Gear VR price drops to just $80

Samsung Gear VR price drops to just $80
While there are very affordable virtual reality headsets for phones out there, it is the Samsung Gear VR that aims to bring together a full virtual reality package: a comfortable and well thought out design, truly immersive experience and custom and easy-to-use interface for phones.

Now, the Samsung Gear VR has also gotten a neat price cut: you can get the virtual reality goggles for just $80, down from its official $100 price.

Let us remind you that Samsung first released the Gear VR headset in an edition tailor made for the Galaxy S6, and then there was another edition for the Galaxy Note 5. Those early version not only worked with a single Samsung model, but also carried a steep $200 price.

Samsung also gave away the newest version of the Gear VR that works across multiple Samsung smartphones for free with new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge purchases. If you haven't grabbed one from those promos, the new $80 price is the best way to get started with virtual reality on your phone. Hit the link right below to get a Gear VR at that low price on eBay.

*Update: And just like that, it's gone. You can still get a cheap Gear VR in a fully refurbished condition for $70 here (eBay link).

source: eBay



1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

The virtual reality game will never be the same lol.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Maybe they want to get rid of it to prepare for the new vr with USB type c for the note 6.

3. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I still remember everyone screaming that $200 was super expensive. I knew that Samsungs ultimate plan was to include one free or make it cheap.

4. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Phone's SoC is too weak for immersive vitual reality games so is their display. For now it's still gimmick.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I don't care for gaming but watching movies on it must be incredible

6. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I'm disappointed with Samsungs VR.. Googles Cardboard VR is a lot better.

7. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Lol good one, you can say that with a straight face and not laughing out loud? That proves that you never used a Gear VR which is much much better than Google cardboard, as it comes with its own sensors plus low kernel optimizsations, which gives a much better VR experience than cardboard. the motion to photon latency on Gear VR is 12-20ms and on Cardboard it's 80-200ms and therefor atleast 4 times faster. And besides on Gear VR you can use the Oculus apps plus all Cardboard apps.

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Gear VR just like all those lenses based one are crap thats the reality. When VR headset will have there own screen ( for mobile ) its will be much better. Gear VR also crap because you need to use a Samsung device.

8. Bkkhan

Posts: 7; Member since: May 05, 2016

Extremely disappointed by samsung by their bad marketing policies. I bought S7 edge few days earlier and now they announced that every customer will get free gear vr with S7 and S7 edge from 1st april. So what about the early adopters? it means they are fool who bought sammy phones at early dates. F**k samsung. i am regular S series user but this time is last time. never samsung again. Apple is much better than samsung atleast they are loyal to their customers.

10. torr310

Posts: 1708; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

How come Samsung products dont hold their values well? I bought new Samsung phones and accessories during promotions, and they are very difficult to sellI! Is that because they frustrately want to increase their market shares?

12. MEeee

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Common sense. People are getting them for free and then get rid of them for cash. Same happned to NetFlix codes. Buy 1 S7, get 1 free. Plus Gear VR & NetFlix codes. If you buy from Costco, you get 2 VRs, 2 1-year NetFlix codes, $25 gift card, power bank, 64 GB MicroSD card for each phone. I sold all my NetFlix codes and VRs for around $70 each. What you get for buying an iPhone?

13. MEeee

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Additional $30 eBay gift card for using Samsung Pay.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No it isn't that. It simply revolves around the little things, like software updates and new device releases. Because Samsung releases so many consumer electronics annually, their former product decrease in value quicker than Sony's are Apple's. Not to mention people may never see an update to the phone/tablet your selling. So selling Samsung products can be a hassle.

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