From now until Father's Day (June 19), Samsung is offering a free Samsung Gear VR headset (worth $99) with the purchase of a qualifying phone.
If you haven't tried it, Samsung Gear VR is a headset that provides a true virtual reality experience, beyond what any Google Cardboard viewer is capable of. HERE is an explanation of why it's way better than Google Cardboard. Even if they don't care about 360 or any of the dozens of games, a Gear VR will let them watch Netflix or Hulu, or surf the internet with their own private giant screen in their very own virtual cinema theater (yes you can watch your own videos too).
Here are the qualifying phones, which are also the phones that are compatible with the Gear VR:
- Galaxy S7 edge
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S6 edge+
- Galaxy S6 edge
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy Note5
The phone must be purchased between June 1 to June 19 from a participating retailer (check with a retailer). The offer requires a "device installment plan, 2-year contract plan, lease, or outright purchase at full retail price."
Once you purchase the phone, go to this Samsung site on or before June 30 to request your free Gear VR. Allow 6 to 8 weeks to receive your Gear VR.
Once you get the Gear VR, here's how to set it up.