Deal: Snag the US first-gen Samsung Gear VR headset for over 50% off at Amazon


The US version of the  first-generation Samsung Gear VR headset is currently priced at just $49.19 on Amazon. That’s a big 51% discount from its normal price of $99.99.

To be completely clear, this is the version of Samsung’s VR headset that went on sale in 2015, and not the current second-generation version that became available earlier this year.  The first-generation version also has a microUSB connection and works with the Samsung  Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note 5, S6 edge+, S6 edge, and S6 smartphones. While the second-generation Gear VR can work with those older smartphones with an adapter, its main connection is USB Type-C so it can work with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. However, the company has now pulled that particular smartphone from circulation due to its explosive (literally) nature.

In any case, if you own any of the older Samsung smartphones that are supported by the first-gen Gear VR, this big price cut should be a good way to enter into the virtual reality trend without spending a lot of cash. There’s no word yet on how long this particular sale will last, but we would expect it to expire very quickly. Will you be jumping on the VR bandwagon with this Amazon Gear VR deal?

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