Is the Samsung Galaxy Gear VR a good buy?

Richard from Louisiana

Episode 1297 (11:20)

Samsung Galaxy Gear VR

Richard is thinking about buying a Samsung Galaxy Gear VR headset. Leo says that the Galaxy VR is powered by Oculus and it's more like a high tech Viewmaster than a verified VR device. It's a step up from Google Cardboard. It doesn't have controllers to interact with it, so he would end up just watching what's going on, rather than interacting with it. Richard will also need a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone to use it. He should be aware of the physical uneasiness that he'll experience in VR, too. Some people do get sick from vertigo.

At $99, though, it's hard to beat, and there's a few fun games he could play. It's mostly a passive VR experience, though.