If you’ve got a compatible Samsung phone, here’s a deal worth considering: the 2015 Gear VR headset can be bought brand new for $60.

Launched last year as the first ‘consumer’ version of the Gear VR headset, the 2015 model is still a perfectly viable choice compared to the 2016 Gear VR model released last month, provided you’ve got one of the compatible Samsung smartphones: Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, S6 Edge, S7, and S7 Edge. See all Gear VR headset models and phone compatibility here.

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See Also: New and Improved 2016 Samsung Gear VR vs. 2015 Model

Amazon now has the 2015 Gear VR headset for sale for $60, also part of Amazon Prime, so if you don’t want to wait (and you’re a Prime member), you’ll be able to take advantage of free two day shipping.

The Gear VR headset, which distributes games and apps through the Oculus Home platform, has led the way in mobile VR performance and content since its introduction. Samsung launched the latest model, which sells for $100, last month, and is compatible with all the smartphones of the prior model, including the new Galaxy Note 7. Meanwhile, Google is set to introduce Daydream, a VR platform which the company says will be competitive with Gear VR, this fall.

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  • brandon9271

    And… i still don’t want one ;)

    • PrymeFactor

      You can’t even use it anyway, since you don’t have a modern Samsung phone.

      • brandon9271

        My gitterbug works just fine! ;P

  • I wish the older model was compatible with an S5. Then I would buy one just to get access to the Oculus Store which you’re locked out of when you use other VR headsets. Which sucks big time.