The Samsung Gear VR is still one of the best options for exploring all that mobile virtual reality has to offer. There are two different headsets available, with the most recent designed to work with the Samsung Galaxy 8 and newer. Mobile VR is designed to be portable and accessible and it's true! For the best experience you'll want a reliable Bluetooth controller like the SteelSeries Stratus Xl and a solid pair of headphones like the OnePlus Bullets Wireless, but we've rounded up a good mix of accessories that you should consider.

Best Bluetooth controller

SteelSeries Stratus XL

The SteelSeries Stratus XL is a favorite controller around these parts because of its stellar design and its great compatibility with both Android and Windows 10.

$40 at Amazon

Use what you already got

Xbox One Controller

If you own an Xbox One you already have a more than capable Bluetooth controller for Android. It's as simple as holding down the pairing button on the controller and going through the usual Bluetooth pairing process on your phone.

$47 at Amazon

Best budget controller

MOGA Hero Power

This controller is perfect for those who don't want to spend more than $30 on a controller for your phone, and also is designed with a foldable phone holder for the gaming sessions when you're not using Gear VR.

$27 at Amazon

Over-ear immersion

Sennheiser HD 598SR

VR is all about full immersion so you will really appreciate the quality of a good pair of over-the-ear headphones such as these from Sennheiser. These are wired which is fine for Gear VR and they sound fantastic.

$140 at Amazon

Best Bluetooth buds

OnePlus Bullets Wireless

Lightweight and comfortable, the OnePlus Bullets are a great option for daily use let alone just for Gear VR. They're affordably priced with better than average sound quality and a great design.

$69 at OnePlus

Pack it all up

Hermitshell Hard Travel Case

One of the biggest selling points for Samsung Gear VR (and mobile VR in general) is the portability. This travel case is specifically designed for the Gear VR with room for your Stratus XL controller, charging accessories and a pair of headphones.

$17 at Amazon

Keep your lenses clean

AmazonBasics microfiber cloths

Not all essential VR accessories are high tech. Having a couple gentle microfiber cloths around is key to keeping the headset lenses clear of dust and sweat. Buy in bulk and never be without one.

$13 at Amazon

Expand your storage

Samsung EVO Plus 128GB microSD

Samsung always does a good job of including expandable storage with its flagships. Some extra storage is great no matter which Samsung phone or Gear VR headset you're using. Samsung just happens to offer the best value for microSD.

$37 at Amazon

Charge while you play

Samsung 5ft charging cable and wall adapter

Samsung recommends that you only use Samsung charging accessories with the Gear VR, so that's what we'll recommend. It's always good to have an extra5V/2A wall adapter handy and you can use the included cable here with the Gear VR's USB-C adapter, or supply your own USB-C cable.

$8 at Amazon

If you don't feel like investing a ton of money on a new pair of headphones, we would definitely recommend getting the hard shell case and microfiber cloths because they're perfect things to have around when you want to show off the Gear VR.

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