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.
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.