Samsung’s Gear VR doesn’t look much different year-to-year, but the Korean company gives it enough of a boost every 12 months to keep it on top of the mobile VR heap. This year’s biggest addition is a brand new controller, which will help you get a little more immersion in your VR content.
Of course, the visual experience of using Gear VR will depend on which Samsung smartphone you use. But there are some features that’ll give you a good experience no matter which Samsung handset you’ve got, like a wide 101-degree viewing angel and a dark tint to reduce glare and reflections.
However, because of that new controller the price of this year’s Gear VR has gone up a tad. You’ll also need one of the compatible Samsung phones, which includes the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and S7 and S7 Edge. If you have a Samsung phone, this is still the best mobile VR experience you can get.