1. sicario666's Avatar
    I want to try the gear vr, unfortunately I don't know anyone that has one. Are they worth buying? Or is it just a waste of cash? Share your opinions with me, please.
    08-14-2016 02:15 PM
  2. Tower72's Avatar
    I got mine when I got my phone from Best Buy. It is actually very neat, but I cant already tell the novelty is slowly wearing off. Don't get me wrong, I am actually glad I got it, I just don't use it on a daily basis anymore. Most of the good games ya need a controller with. If you are seriously considering dipping your toe into the VR pool, give Google Cardboard a try first. Its a cheaper alternative to someone who is on the fence. Yeah the Gear VR is ALOT better then GC, at least you will have an idea. Also being Oculus related, the games mostly look awesome, but I find that after 30 min or so I need to take a small break lol

    Also, Sammy is releasing an updated model, and if you decide you really like it, you can probably get the one like I got for cheap, once its released
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    08-14-2016 02:25 PM
  3. sicario666's Avatar
    Cool. Thank you. How does volume work? Are the movies neat to watch on it?
    08-14-2016 02:27 PM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    I don't think the S7 can use the updated model, since that one will have USB-C.
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    08-14-2016 04:39 PM
  5. sicario666's Avatar
    I don't think the S7 can use the updated model, since that one will have USB-C.
    But the s7 will work on the micro USB variant. Correct?
    08-14-2016 04:59 PM
  6. tracypagedotnet's Avatar
    It's worth a hundred buck, but you're not going to give up your "playstation" for it.
    Only complaint I have is it focuses like binoculars, which sucks for me because I have contacts...my vision is vastly different in each eye. Hopefully in future model they will implement a feature to focus each eye separately.
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    08-14-2016 08:13 PM
  7. PJRed2008's Avatar
    I don't think the S7 can use the updated model, since that one will have USB-C.
    I read that the updated model will have two versions to fit both phones, or an interchangeable insert for both port types.
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    08-14-2016 08:16 PM
  8. Tower72's Avatar
    Volume is on the phone, but there is an option in one of the menus on the VR screen (well with your phone inserted) , that allows you to adjust up or down, among other things
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    08-15-2016 09:52 PM
  9. sicario666's Avatar
    Volume is on the phone, but there is an option in one of the menus on the VR screen (well with your phone inserted) , that allows you to adjust up or down, among other things
    Ok so there's no type of headphone. All sounds comes from the device's speaker? Correct?
    08-15-2016 10:08 PM
  10. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I want to try the gear vr, unfortunately I don't know anyone that has one. Are they worth buying? Or is it just a waste of cash? Share your opinions with me, please.
    I got mine in April after buying my S7 Edge. Honestly, I only tried it out that one day for an hour and haven't used it since. If they can ever improve on getting rid of the screen door effect, I will try it again someday.
    08-15-2016 11:14 PM
  11. sicario666's Avatar
    I got mine in April after buying my S7 Edge. Honestly, I only tried it out that one day for an hour and haven't used it since. If they can ever improve on getting rid of the screen door effect, I will try it again someday.
    Can you elaborate on the screen sir effect?
    08-15-2016 11:32 PM
  12. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Can you elaborate on the screen sir effect?
    It looks as if a screen from a window or door has been placed in front of the display and you are looking through it. You have to see it to know what I am talking about.
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    08-15-2016 11:35 PM
  13. sicario666's Avatar
    It looks as if a screen from a window or door has been placed in front of the display and you are looking through it. You have to see it to know what I am talking about.
    Yeah I think I get it. Which sucks. I'll have to try and remember to test one out at best buy. Thank you for explaining.
    08-15-2016 11:38 PM
  14. MikeRotch76's Avatar
    The best way to use Gear VR is with a bluetooth controller. You can get simple ones which are good for simple games for like this guy

    https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Con...cUvbUpU5330745

    for $8
    08-16-2016 12:39 AM
  15. paulmd's Avatar
    I've been tinkering with the vRidge app and my GearVR - it allows you to stream full PC VR games such as Elite Dangerous to the headset and is quite impressive!
    08-16-2016 05:44 AM
  16. Tower72's Avatar
    You can use headhphones connected to your phone yes. The only actual plug on the VR headset is a micro usb, which allows charging your phone while in the unit
    08-16-2016 11:29 PM
  17. IknowVR's Avatar
    There's a refurbished version at BestBuy for $40
    09-14-2016 03:17 PM
  18. stang6790's Avatar
    You can pick them up new on ebay for about 45 or 50 or a little cheaper if you're willing to buy used.
    09-14-2016 06:20 PM
  19. note7s7edge's Avatar
    The New VR DOES work with s7edge. I am using it. Do not go to the cardboard. It's like a ride on the off-road gravels on a tractor trailer compared to a smooth ride in the city GEAR VR provides.
    Only the New VR can support Note 7 and future galaxy devices.
    There are many free VR videos to watch. Titles like the NOMADs can give you the experience only a VR can give; a sense of immersion, a sense of presence. This experience is highly subjective, but enriching nevertheless.
    First time you use it, you will notice how pixelated everything is, you will notice that things are a little blurry and you can't adjust the focus enough to make everything crisp. You might also notice the screen door effect. But you have to realize that VR is just begining and be forgiving to these. Then you can enjoy the unmatched and unprecedented immersion it provides and enjoy and cheris it. The problems I mentioned earlier will start to fade away. Try the Titans of the Space.
    09-14-2016 07:05 PM

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