Try Out The Samsung Gear VR At Your Local BestBuy This Sunday

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    Virtual Reality has always fascinated me. I can remember renting the Virtual Boy headset from Blockbuster. In my 8 year old mind that was the coolest thing ever. I only had about a week to play with it, but to me this was virtual reality. Not to much longer there was a "Virtuallity" Arcade game with a headset which was pretty advanced at the time. With the headset on you entered a world of lines and boxes. VR has come a long way since those days.

    The Oculus Rift has been blazing the path for modern virtual reality and these days true virtual reality seems to be within reach. Movie and content creators are actually starting to film with 360 cameras. They are filming scenes that allow you to have a different experience based on how or where you are looking into the scene.

    Entrance into the VR world has been pretty high for the past several years. If you want a Developer Kit Oculus Rift (ie not the finished product), you will need to shell out $500. Google brought a more affordable albeit less comfortable VR alternative with Google Cardboard. There are even companies like VX1 that are bringing some VResque products to market (their headset only enlarges your screen). Samsung has found the sweetspot in my eyes with their $200 Gear VR. It uses the same technology and design as the Oculus Rift and uses your Note 4 as the screen. The only setback is that you have to already own the Note4.

    If you are weary about dropping $200 on a phone accessory you will be happy to know that this Sunday you will be able to give the Gear VR a try prior to buying at some local Best Buy stores. I for one will be heading to Best Buy to give this gadget a try.

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    Is there a list of locations? The source link just took me to the listing for the vr on mobile.

    Doubting that the tiny Best Buy that's about an hour & a half away will have demos.

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    Had commented but nevermind...
     
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    I know, but I don't want to be looked upon as a downer, killjoy, Motorola Fanboy (no matter how true it may be), pessimist, whatever.

    I am just frustrated, feel as though I am the kid sitting on the sidelines and not allowed to play because I don't have the right "equipment". So I am bitter.
     
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    FoxKat's having a sexual identity crisis.

    At least the gear vr software isn't going to hold up your lollipop update even though you don't own the device.

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    As an update. We have a pretty big Best Buy store in our city. They didn't have a unit to try out. They didn't have it for sale. They looked at me like I was an idiot, and they had never heard that the Gear VR might be available to try out at various locations.

    Was anyone able to try it out.
     
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    My local Best Buy doesn't have a demo unit either.

    My friend owns one, so I've tried it a few times at his house. I'll probably pick one up for myself sooner rather than later.
     
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