If you want to get into virtual reality but don't have a powerful PC rig, your best bet is to look into mobile-powered VR. There are multiple options but the Gear VR works well and is powered by some of the world's most popular phones, the flagship Samsung Galaxy series.

If you're grabbing a Galaxy S9 or have a Galaxy S8 or S8+ and want to add on a cool toy, you can buy a Gear VR at a number of outlets.

Before you buy any Gear VR, remember that there are different models. The latest model, which comes with a motion controller, is the one that you should look at if you're on a newer Galaxy device.


Amazon is a reliable online retailer that often has the best price for items. You can get the Gear VR for $113.97 right now, down from its usual price of $129.99. This is cheaper than most retailers and Amazon makes it easy to order products and ships them quickly, especially if you're an Amazon Prime member.

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Best Buy

If you want to check out the Gear VR in person before you buy it, you'll need to go to a brick and mortar store. Best Buy has locations around the US and also gives you chance to grab other accessories that you might want for your Gear VR.

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You can also order a Gear VR from Best Buy's website. The price is $129.99 in person or online.

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At a phone retailer

Many people will purchase a Gear VR when they're getting a new phone. Some carriers have deals to get a Gear VR for free when you purchase a new phone, so it's worth checking any availalble deals before buying one outright. But if you want to grab one at a carrier's store, you can grab them at Verizon or AT&T for $129.99.


The Gear VR has been out for awhile now which means there are quite a few on the second hand market. Just because someone else didn't like the headset, doesn't mean you won't love it. You can go to a number of electronics shops to find them second hand, but if you want to order online, Swappa has some great deals.

If you've never shopped Swappa before, it's important to know you'll see the same product in a variety of prices. Make sure you read the listings to see if anything is missing or damaged, and don't be afraid to ask for additional photos before you make a purchase.

That having been said, if you want a modern Gear VR, you're not likely to find more reasonable prices than here.

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