Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Frontpage Deal

Samsung Gear VR Headsets: 2016 Edition EXPIRED

$20
+ Free S&H
+121 Deal Score
59,533 Views
Verizon Wireless has various Samsung Gear VR Headsets for select Samsung smartphones on sale starting at $9.99 > now from $19.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Erica6 & Bigslick99 [discuss]
Note, Verizon Wireless account not required to purchase (checkout as guest).

Available options:
  • Gear VR 2016 Edition (SM-R323) $19.99
    • Compatibility: Galaxy Note5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S7, S7 Edge
No longer available:
Share
Good deal?
You gave rep to Erica6 for this post.
Thank you!
Erica6 posted this deal. Say thanks!
Give Rep Points

Original Post

Written by
Edited May 20, 2018 at 01:48 PM by
Samsung Gear VR on sale – some must be added to cart to see price.

Gear VR - $9.99
https://www.verizonwireless.com/a...nggear-vr/


Gear VR - $19.99
https://www.verizonwireless.com/a...23nbkvxar/


Gear VR w/ Controller -$29.99
https://www.verizonwireless.com/a...ontroller/


Gear VR W/ Controller – Latest Model - $49.99 (Must add to cart to see pricing) Works with Note 8 and S9
https://www.verizonwireless.com/a...8-edition/
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+121
59,533 Views
$20
About the OP
Give Rep Send Message
Pro
Joined Jun 2014 L1: Learner
86 Reputation Points
4 Deals Posted
19 Votes Submitted
7 Comments Posted

192 Comments

1 2 3 4 5

Featured Comments

I've never understood why these vr things were $100. If they had their own screen/electronics? Sure. But for just some empty headgear that you insert your electronics into? $30 seems right with the remote.
16 Helpful?
Hardware editions from Samsung Gear VR Wiki [wikipedia.org]

The first edition of Samsung's Gear VR, the SM-R320, was released in December 2014. This version was only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4. This edition was mainly released for developers so they could get an understanding of how the device worked and so they could create content which would be ready for the official release of the consumer version of the device. It also gave the chance for VR/technology enthusiasts to gain early access to the technology. The second edition of Samsung's Gear VR, the SM-R321, was released in March 2015. This device supports only the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. A micro USB port is also added, to provide additional power to the docked device, as well as a small fan inside to prevent the lens fogging.

The next edition, SM-R322, was simply referred to as the Samsung Gear VR. It was released on November 20, 2015. Pre-orders for the device went live on Amazon, Bestbuy and Samsung on November 10, 2015 and the device was sold out on the day of release. This edition has again a few minor changes compared to the previous iterations. First of all this edition supports six Samsung Galaxy devices so far: the S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note 5, S7, and S7 edge. It is also 19% lighter than the previous Innovator Edition, it has improved ergonomics and a redesigned touchpad for easier navigation.

The SM-R323 model was released alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and features minor changes, including an improved field of view, increased cushioning, a flat trackpad, and changes to the cover and body of the device to reduce glare. The model also utilizes USB-C connector instead of USB Micro-B so that it could be connected to the Note 7. The port is also capable of data transfer. Adapters are provided for use with older devices using micro USB connectors. On October 11, 2016, in observance of a recall and discontinuation of the smartphone, the Gear VR was made incompatible with the Galaxy Note 7 for safety reasons.

An updated model, SM-R324, with support for the larger Galaxy S8 was unveiled on 29 March 2017, for release alongside the phone on 21 April 2017. Samsung also unveiled a handheld Gear VR Controller accessory, which is bundled with the updated model, and will be available as a standalone accessory for existing devices. It remains compatible with existing supported devices..

An updated model, SM-R325, with support for the larger Note 8 was unveiled on 15 September 2017, for release alongside the phone. Samsung also unveiled a handheld Gear VR Controller accessory, which is bundled with the updated model, and will be available as a standalone accessory for existing devices. It remains compatible with existing supported devices.
6 Helpful?

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2015
L4: Apprentice
301 Posts
135 Reputation
Pro
#3
what is the diff b/w


Gear VR w/ Controller -$29.99

&

Gear VR W/ Controller – Latest Model - $49.99 (Must add to cart to see pricing) Works with Note 8 and S9
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2004
L1: Learner
5 Posts
10 Reputation
#4
Quote from frozenflame99
:
what is the diff b/w


Gear VR w/ Controller -$29.99

&

Gear VR W/ Controller – Latest Model - $49.99 (Must add to cart to see pricing) Works with Note 8 and S9
First version is only compatible with S7 and earlier. Second version is compatible with Note8/S9 and earlier.
Reply Helpful Comment? 3 1
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2012
L2: Beginner
30 Posts
10 Reputation
#5
Quote from frozenflame99
:
what is the diff b/w


Gear VR w/ Controller -$29.99

&

Gear VR W/ Controller – Latest Model - $49.99 (Must add to cart to see pricing) Works with Note 8 and S9
Micro USB for old. USB-C for new I assume
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2011
L9: Master
5,987 Posts
5,114 Reputation
Pro
#6
Quote from frozenflame99
:
what is the diff b/w


Gear VR w/ Controller -$29.99

&

Gear VR W/ Controller – Latest Model - $49.99 (Must add to cart to see pricing) Works with Note 8 and S9
You just answered your own question.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 2
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2016
L3: Novice
216 Posts
69 Reputation
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not rep jeneaston?
#7
I've never understood why these vr things were $100. If they had their own screen/electronics? Sure. But for just some empty headgear that you insert your electronics into? $30 seems right with the remote.
Reply Helpful Comment? 16 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2015
SlickDealer!
42 Posts
18 Reputation
#8
Quote from Nevadarain72
:
First version is only compatible with S7 and earlier. Second version is compatible with Note8/S9 and earlier.
Not true - both work with the S line, but you need the latest version for the Note 8 and newer due to the size difference. Both are USB-C.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2012
L5: Journeyman
766 Posts
281 Reputation
#9
Quote from frozenflame99
:
what is the diff b/w


Gear VR w/ Controller -$29.99

&

Gear VR W/ Controller – Latest Model - $49.99 (Must add to cart to see pricing) Works with Note 8 and S9
S8 compatible version versus the S9 compatible version. Specs are identical outside of that so it has to be which phones will fit properly
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2011
L9: Master
5,987 Posts
5,114 Reputation
Pro
#10
Quote from LanceG
:
Micro USB for old. USB-C for new I assume
Even the older models come with an adapter to swap between USB micro and USB-C. As the OP's post already states, the newest model is just designed for Samsung's largest phones (Note 8 and Galaxy 9+).
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
Last edited by Rabble_Rabble_Rabble May 20, 2018 at 04:33 PM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jan 2014
L3: Novice
235 Posts
34 Reputation
#11
You see the price even otherwise.

Edit: never mind, I see the OP calls out 'some'

Good deal BTW.

Repped.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by BharathB8753 May 20, 2018 at 01:48 PM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2011
L8: Grand Teacher
3,026 Posts
7,495 Reputation
Pro
#12
What's the difference between the two?
Note 8 owner here.

SM-R324NZAVXAR
SM-R325NZVVXAR
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2012
L5: Journeyman
766 Posts
281 Reputation
#13
Anyone else getting charged tax on the full price?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2014
L2: Beginner
97 Posts
38 Reputation
#14
Is this only for Verizon customers though?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2015
L4: Apprentice
301 Posts
135 Reputation
Pro
#15
Quote from frozenflame99
:
what is the diff b/w


Gear VR w/ Controller -$29.99

&

Gear VR W/ Controller – Latest Model - $49.99 (Must add to cart to see pricing) Works with Note 8 and S9
from samsung.com

https://www.samsung.com/us/suppor...S00077740/

The Gear VR with Controller Galaxy Note8 Edition (SM-R325) is compatible with the Note8 and earlier devices back to the Galaxy S6. The Gear VR with Controller (SM-R324) is not compatible with the Note8, but is still compatible back to Galaxy S6.

The volume adjustment rocker has been removed from the Gear VR with Controller Galaxy Note8 Edition (SM-R325). You can still easily adjust the volume with the controller or from the phone.

The locking mechanism on the Note8 Edition (SM-R325) has been upgraded to allow for easier installation and removal of your Galaxy phone from the headset.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
Last edited by frozenflame99 May 20, 2018 at 01:54 PM.
Page 1 of 13
1 2 3 4 5
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2018. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard