1. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    When we have our S7 Edge inside the Gear VR, we'd need a Bluetooth controller of some sort in order to navigate the menus effectively.

    May I know what specific model might be the "best" or the ideal controller to get for this purpose?

    An alphanumeric keypad won't be too useful as we are unable to glance down at the keyboard even if we needed to for a short glance, as our vision is completely obscured by the Gear VR. So, I'd think some type of game controller or controller of some sort, Bluetooth is a must, that would work better.

    Thanks.
    03-15-2016 10:58 AM
  2. anon(522296)'s Avatar
    Bump...me too just wondering

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    03-16-2016 12:15 AM
  3. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    Doesn't Samsung have their own gamepad thing?
    03-16-2016 08:06 AM
  4. Adiliyo's Avatar
    i watched a video that compared a few different controllers. apparently the samsung one is the most compatible (of course) but also has crappy analog sticks (they seem to be reminiscent of the nintendo DS ones that are sunken into the controller instead of being raised)

    i really with the ps4 controller worked well with it, because that would be ideal.
    03-16-2016 12:19 PM
  5. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    apparently the samsung one is the most compatible (of course) .
    somewhat related -

    I have the Samsung Level U bluetooth headphones, that I have used with the Nexus 6, LG V10 and the Samsung S7 Edge. Although it worked with the others, it certainly seems to work much better with the Samsung. Connects much quicker, never errors out. Like if I walk off and leave them turned on, but not on my person, it will lose connection. Sometimes with the Nexus and a lot with the V10, it wouldn't reconnect right away. I would have to launch the app and/or powercycle the Level U. With the S7, it instantly reconnects, and works just fine.
    03-16-2016 12:54 PM
  6. Adiliyo's Avatar
    somewhat related -

    I have the Samsung Level U bluetooth headphones, that I have used with the Nexus 6, LG V10 and the Samsung S7 Edge. Although it worked with the others, it certainly seems to work much better with the Samsung. Connects much quicker, never errors out. Like if I walk off and leave them turned on, but not on my person, it will lose connection. Sometimes with the Nexus and a lot with the V10, it wouldn't reconnect right away. I would have to launch the app and/or powercycle the Level U. With the S7, it instantly reconnects, and works just fine.
    i have the level u pro headphones, they haven't had an issue with connection either.

    as far as the controller, the compatibilty i'm talking about is the button recognition and configuration in the VR apps, some of the other controllers don't map properly.

    the button layout on the samsung controller is also terrible. it's rotated at an odd angle which is different from literally every controller made in the past 2 decades. WHY SAMSUNG?!?!?!?
    03-16-2016 01:28 PM
  7. Kelt67's Avatar
    I use a T3+ controller I bought from at Gearbest... less than $10.50 including shipping to Ohio and it works great!
    03-16-2016 02:49 PM
  8. Adiliyo's Avatar
    I use a T3+ controller I bought from at Gearbest... less than $10.50 including shipping to Ohio and it works great!
    interesting, so the buttons map properly for the gear VR apps?
    03-16-2016 04:04 PM
  9. Gator352's Avatar
    PS3 controller works good. Haven't tried my xbox controllers yet.

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    03-16-2016 05:36 PM
  10. Gator352's Avatar
    somewhat related -

    I have the Samsung Level U bluetooth headphones, that I have used with the Nexus 6, LG V10 and the Samsung S7 Edge. Although it worked with the others, it certainly seems to work much better with the Samsung. Connects much quicker, never errors out. Like if I walk off and leave them turned on, but not on my person, it will lose connection. Sometimes with the Nexus and a lot with the V10, it wouldn't reconnect right away. I would have to launch the app and/or powercycle the Level U. With the S7, it instantly reconnects, and works just fine.
    I use them also. Love em. The only problem is that on my s6 they would play my ringtones when i got a call, but on my s7e it just plays the default. I've uninstalled, reinstalled, unpaired, repaired, and still no luck.

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    03-16-2016 05:39 PM
  11. Adiliyo's Avatar
    PS3 controller works good. Haven't tried my xbox controllers yet.

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    does it work without needing any other apps or anything? just BT paring and it works?
    03-16-2016 05:54 PM
  12. Gator352's Avatar
    does it work without needing any other apps or anything? just BT paring and it works?
    Yup!

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    03-16-2016 06:22 PM
  13. Christopher Garcia's Avatar
    SteelSeries Stratus XL is by far the best I have used for a mobile platform and works perfect with the S7 Edge and Gear VR. I have had no issues with it as of receiving it 3/1/16 used with S6 Edge. Once I received the S7 Edge and VR from Best Buy on 3/7/16 linked up and still not negative feedback.
    03-16-2016 09:36 PM
  14. Kelt67's Avatar
    Fine with everything I've played so far, yes

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    03-16-2016 09:42 PM
  15. Kelt67's Avatar
    interesting, so the buttons map properly for the gear VR apps?
    Fine with everything I've played so far, yes

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    03-16-2016 09:44 PM
  16. ProMed's Avatar
    03-16-2016 10:30 PM
  17. pcfiremedic's Avatar
    PS3 controller works good. Haven't tried my xbox controllers yet.

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    Is your phone rooted? My phone will not find my PS3 controller, and everything else I can find online only show using the sixaxis app and root.
    03-18-2016 01:38 PM
  18. Andrew Curnutte's Avatar
    How did you get that to work? I paired mine to the phone using their app and my phone reads it is connected but it will not work in my vr games that require a controller.

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    03-18-2016 02:09 PM
  19. Gator352's Avatar
    Is your phone rooted? My phone will not find my PS3 controller, and everything else I can find online only show using the sixaxis app and root.
    No, it's not rooted. Mine found it when i first hooked up the gear vr and used it to play gunjack. To be honest, i haven't tried since though.

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    03-18-2016 04:45 PM
  20. ProMed's Avatar
    How did you get that to work? I paired mine to the phone using their app and my phone reads it is connected but it will not work in my vr games that require a controller.

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    I've been running it in "B" mode only, haven't tried the "A" mode and not exactly certain what the difference is. I read in one of the reviews that A mode was for the MOGA enhanced games, and B mode is just like a normal Bluetooth controller. Not sure if that is true, but in B mode it has worked every time in my Gear VR.

    Hope that helps!
    03-18-2016 06:00 PM
  21. tcdude's Avatar
    Yes it works only in B mode I tried in A mode but nothing works

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    03-18-2016 06:12 PM
  22. LanceAllan's Avatar
    Anyone try a Xbox 360 controller?... Don't have my vr gear yet....

    Sent from my Chrome™ Samsung S7 Edge
    03-18-2016 06:21 PM
  23. Deakon67's Avatar
    I haven't gotten my ps3 controller to work.. the light goes to '1' as if it is connected after a one time usb plug-in, but it doesn't get recognized. (s7 edge)

    Edit: I've been using the regular charging cable that came with the ps3 and controller.
    I'm not sure if an OTG cable would work as I think that little 'USB connector' (Micro/regular) that came with the s7 is basically an otg connector.

    Alternatively, I've tried the steam controller but it will only act as a mouse. Ive tried mapping the keys but only a few are actually recognized. It won't connect at all when in the Gear VR.
    04-21-2016 12:19 PM
  24. Richard Johnson 12's Avatar
    So try to use this Nyko Playpad with bluetooth, i think this is the best choose, of course you can buy another one, like steelseries, but on my opinion Nyko better.
    Or try to find any information about Ipega, i hearing about this device so much positive reviews.
    02-24-2017 03:33 AM

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