Samsung Galaxy S7 and Gear VR giveaway – VR MONTHLY – September 2016


Welcome to our September edition of VR Source Monthly, an overview of the biggest VR technology news and reviews from the previous month. As our regulars may be aware, in addition to rounding up all the best news, we also tie in the monthly recap with a great giveaway.

I hope you enjoy some of our favorite news and announcements from August 2016, and when you get through reading, be sure to sign up for your chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Gear VR.

What’s new at VR Source

If we are being honest, this month was a bit slower for VR, at least in terms of big announcements and press events. That said, at VR Source our very own John Velasco took a very close look at the HTC Vive, bringing both a full review and a “VS” against the Rift. He also checked out an overly pricey yet under-functioning headset called the Dlodlo V1 VR, and then brought an opinion video on some of the design quirks he finds most bothersome about VR.

The rest of the team was busy bringing you quite a bit of great VR news, as well as some updated best lists and more. Myself as the lead editor? Most of my efforts this month were behind the scenes this month, though some of the things I was checking out will come to the forefront in this new month including a look at the Vuzix iWear – a video entertainment headset that also offers some VR functionality. Furthermore, I’ll be bringing full reviews of a few of my favorite current Vive games — including Raw Data, which I highly recommend.

HTC Vive review

The HTC Vive has been on the market for a while now, but we wanted to wait off jumping right into a review, giving us time to really get to know the Vive. Also allowing us time to see how the ecosystem picked up (or if it even would). So how does the Vive look now that the dust has settled? That’s what we find out in our full review.

Read more: HTC Vive review

HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift

Now that we’ve made our stance clear on the HTC Vive, you might wonder how we feel it compares to the Oculus Rift. In this comparison, we take a look at how the hardware, ecosystem, and overall experience differs and ultimately pick which we feel is the current king.

Read more: HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift

5 annoying design quirks of current VR headsets

There’s a lot to like about the current crop of VR headsets, but none of them are perfect. In this post Velasco highlights some of the design quirks he feels are a bit annoying and less than ideal.

Read more: 5 annoying VR headset design quirks

Dlodlo V1 VR hands on

Recently we had the opportunity to check out the Dlodlo V1 VR for ourselves. Ultimately we weren’t too impressed by what we saw, especially considering the asking price. To find out more about why we felt this way, be sure to check out the video and the accompanying article.

Read more: Dlodlo V1 VR hands on

Some of our other favorite news

At VR Source we cover a ton of news, way too much to wrap it all into one post, but here’s some links to some other great happenings in the VR world that are worth a look:

The Giveaway

We want to start by congratulating the winner of our previous giveaway for AMD RX 480 and a Steam gift card, Emrah E. (Turkey). This month we’re giving away a Samsung Galaxy S7 handset and the Gear VR. While the Galaxy S7 is no longer the latest handset from Samsung, it remains one of the best of 2016, and the Gear VR is no slouch either!

For more details on the Gear VR, be sure to check out our Gear VR FAQ.

Giveaway Code: Galaxy S7 & Gear VR International Giveaway!

Terms & Conditions

  • The giveaway is an international giveaway (Except when we can not ship to your Country.)
  • If we can not ship to your country, you will be compensated with an online gift card of equal MSRP value to the prize.
  • We are not responsible for lost shipments.
  • You must be age of majority in your Country of residence.
  • We are not responsible for any duties or import fees that you may incur.
  • Only 1 entry per person, do not enter multiple email addresses. We will verify all winners and if we detect multiple email addresses by the same person you will not be eligible to win.
  • We reserve all rights to make any changes to this giveaway.
  • This giveaway is operated by VRSource.
  • The prize will ship when it is available to purchase.
  1. How do you pick the winner? Is it random or you base on something else?

  2. Joined Team

  3. Twin giveaway… Perfect

  4. ❤ Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge ❤
    I was verry Impressed by the S6 Edge when it was Launched & I had a huge desire to have it but at the same couldnt afford it. I entered this Giveaway with a Glimpse of Hope that I can actually have such a cool Phone. If i win this lovely S7 Edge it would be like a dream come true to me.
    Thank you very much for this lovely Giveaway.
    Wish I get Lucky

  5. I want this 🙂

  6. Fantastic,thanks very much..

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    Javier Beltran Carceller September 2, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Buen sorteo, gracias !!

  8. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Cross my fingers!

  9. Wish Luck favours me this tym

  10. Love opportunity to have a new mb!! Good Luck Everyone!! Sincere Congrats to the WINNER!! Have a gr8 day night weekend, Cheers!! 🙂

  11. Probably one of the best giveaways. Good luck to everyone!

  12. 8 Month And Above Week Still No Sign Of Any Giveaway…..Still My Hope Didn’t Run Away…..Best Of Luck To All

  13. done all steps, wish to be lucky!

  14. will this blow on my head?

  15. mantap join this giveaway, done

  16. what a prize!!!

  17. i hope this time i will be the winner..

  18. yaay i am going to get it! thank you fate. thank you gaia. thank you ygddrasil.

  19. Many thanks for the Incredible GIVEAWAY. Amazing gadgets. Wish to WIN this amazing Flagship Smartphone for the first time in my life. Fingers crossed.

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    Πετρούλα Φιλίππου September 5, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Amazing giveaway!! Thank you!!

  21. Thes would be the best gift for me. I will be verry happy if i win this lovely phone & this supeb VR.

  22. Wow 🙂 🙂

  23. Anyone know why the giveaway says below next to the T&C “Android Authority” and this is supposed to be a VR Source Giveaway?

  24. Cool..hoping to win this 🙂 🙂

  25. my heartiest thanks for the android authority team for such an amazing giveaway…… i would try my best to win this lovely giveaway.

  26. by the way why i cant refer friends for extra friends.?

  27. I have yet to try Gear VR……Love Love Love my Samsung phone..but could really use an update..Winning this would make my YEAR!!! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  28. I don’t have a phone anymore because I broke my Samsung Note 5 which was given to me by my aunt few months ago and so every time I need to contact somebody, my only way to communicate is through fb. This would definitely be a great help!

  29. Amazing phone 🙂 and Giveaway 😀

  30. ❤ Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge ❤

  31. Hoping for the Best 🙂

  32. Cool…waiting for it… 🙂 🙂

  33. Good luck too you all.

  34. I would be really verry happy having this superb phone & the lovely VR 🙂

  35. Waiting for it 🙂 🙂

  36. Hoping for the Best 🙂

  37. Hoping for the best

  38. Haven’t tried any VR yet, but to win it with a flagship like S7 wud be out of the world. Wish to win.

  39. The best phone so far, yeah like to use it……
    May i win…

  40. Wish to be lucky one to win this giveaway. Trying very hard to win it.

  41. Wish to be lucky one

  42. Good luck guys. sigh. hoping to win.

  43. I never knew what VR’s were actually capable of unless i joined this contest & read your articles. Bcoz the only refrance i had before was of OnePlus Loop VR.
    Hoping for some magic. #FingersCrossed

  44. There is no way I could get to experience VR technology living in Venezuela :'( Winning this Gear VR with a Galaxy S7 would be a dream come true!! <3 x'D I don't even have a phone D'x *wishes to win* (sorry if there is any mistake with my english)

  45. Hey team i really wish to win this superb VR & the Flagship. Wish you like my efforts. #FingersCrossed

  46. And the superb giveawy comes to an end !
    Exited for Results .

  47. #fingercrossed

  48. May the deserving one Wins…………

  49. When will be the winner declared?

  50. Soooo…….who won?

  51. Waiting for the result….

  52. how is the winner going to be annnounced?

  53. fingers crossed ….
    0.01% chance of winning

  54. Had a total of 23 entries.. xD, i think people got more

  55. Wish to be noticed 😀


  57. Congrats Oskar E

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