Samsung Gear VR is an amazing smartphone-based VR headset to start off your VR journey. It is the best Android VR headset available in the market and being a team Oculus product has certainly helped it in being one of the top game players in the field of smartphone VR headset niche majorly due to its quality immersive experience.
But are you looking for a few interesting Samsung Gear VR accessories to spice things up a bit or something that will help you maintain your brand new Gear VR headset? Here is a compiled list of interesting Samsung Gear VR accessories that a Gear VR user might find interesting.
1. Gaming Controller
A gaming controller had to be on the top of the list. It is mainly used so that you can have a better gaming experience. Using the touchpad on the Gear VR is fine for the first few minutes, later it just becomes painful to keep your hand at the corner of the headset and fight your enemies. The experience is just painful if it is a multiplayer first person shooting game.
A gaming controller can be a good investment and it is not necessary that you buy an expensive gaming controller, even the cheaper ones work just fine. Best Controllers for the Samsung Gear VR that is recommended are the SteelSeries, GameSir G3s, and the Moga series. These controllers range from the most expensive to the affordable ones and the investment on a controller totally depends on your needs.
I use the GameSir G3s but have observed that even the Moga controllers work perfectly fine with the Gear VR. All three controllers mentioned are Bluetooth Controllers so they are completely wireless and all you need to do is sync them with your Samsung phones.
2. Samsung Gear VR Cooling Fan
Overheating of the phone while using Gear VR is one of the major issues that you come across while using the VR headset for really long time. After using various techniques and applying all DIY’s possible, there is finally a Cooling fan available on amazon which will help you use the Gear VR for longer periods of time without removing the phone again and again and waiting for it to cool down before you can use it with the Gear VR.
However, this fan can only be used with the Gear VR- 2015 edition and not with the new one which is the complete blue and black colored one and a 2016 edition. If you are using the 2016 edition Gear VR, then try using the cooling pads which would help your game longer. The cooling pads are light in weight and them won’t add up to the weight of the Gear VR on your face.
The fan is easily available on Amazon and the fan produces minimum noise hence not ruining the immersive experience that is provided by the Gear VR headset. This is the best way to overcome the overheating issues on the Gear VR.
3. Carrying Case for Gear VR
Another way of maintaining your Gear VR is by storing it in a case. From my personal experiences, I can ensure that keeping things safely inside a dust bag or a case really helps you in maintaining their quality over time. If you store the Gear VR in a case then even in the case that you drop the case, the Gear VR is going to remain intact. I have dropped it a couple of times and that is when I thought of buying a case for it.
This case is pretty spacious and you could even store in your headphones, charger and the gaming controller that you use with the Gear VR. It comes really handy while traveling since you do not have to search for the headphones, charger in your bag for 10 minutes straight.
It comes with sections inside the case for easy storage all the things related to your Gear VR. This case is very useful for storing the Gear VR and even carrying it along with you to different places.
The Gear VR takes you to a VR world where the experience is immersive making the audio quality a really important factor. For the same reason, you might want to keep a separate headphone for the VR headset because having a great audio quality improves the immersive experience and enhances the gameplay quality.
The headphones that come with the Samsung compatible phone can be used with the Gear VR but it is better to invest in good quality headphones which will help you have a better gameplay experience. I usually throw my headphones as soon as I reach home and I’m pretty careless when it comes to their maintenance. So I keep a separate headphone(better in quality and more expensive, LOL) one for my VR headsets.
If I used the earphones which I generally use with my phone then I will be deaf from one ear in the VR world(the problem where one of the sides of your earphone dies and you are left with only the other side working), LOL. Investing in a headphone worked for me and if you want to invest in one as well then try looking at your options on Amazon and make sure to use it exclusively with the VR headset.
5. Samsung Gear 360
If you want to make your own videos and watch them in VR then the Samsung Gear 360 is one of the best options. You can easily record 360 videos and then, later on, edit the videos in your laptop and put them on your phone and watch it with your Samsung Gear VR.
If you are on a vacation then do remember to take this along with you and record as many beautiful videos as you can. Later, you could edit them and create a compilation of all the places you have visited and watch it in VR. It is going to be a new way to re-live your holidays and watch the clips in VR.
Do remember to take a micro SD card without which it will be useless. I think many people realize the importance of taking the micro SD card after they come back from a holiday thinking they have all the videos captured but it reality there is no memory card, LOL. Don’t ruin your experiences that way and do remember to take all the needed items with you.
This was all about the 5 Interesting Samsung Gear VR accessories, there are a couple more products like the microfiber cloth to wipe the lenses on the Gear VR and the sanitary eye mask which would avoid sweat accumulation on the soft padding of the Gear VR. But the top 5 products had to be the ones mentioned above.
Which one of the products is your personal favorite?
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