The Samsung Gear VR has been around for a few years now, however, Samsung just launched a new Gear VR with a controller for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. It is also backwards compatible with older Samsung devices like the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5. With many people getting the Gear VR for free with their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus purchase, let's check out the best accessories for your Gear VR.
Sennheiser HD 598 Cs Closed Back Headphone
One of the important things to remember with the Gear VR is the fact that just because it's immersive, doesn't mean the audio is. People around you can hear what you are watching or what game you are playing. So it's a good idea to invest in a good pair of headphones. The Sennheiser HD 598 Cs are a good pair to take a look at. These are great for Gear VR, but also for just listening to music, watching movies and such on your Galaxy S8 or any other smartphone.
AmazonBasics Thick Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
If you've used the Gear VR already, you're quite aware that the lenses will fog up, and if you touch them, you'll have fingerprints in front of your eyes. But if you use a microfiber cleaning cloth, you'll be able to keep it nice and clean. AmazonBasics has a set of three thick microfiber cleaning cloths, and they are under $5 (the price does fluctuate, so keep that in mind). Definitely worth investing in.
AKG K 240 Semi-Open Studio Headphones
This is another pair of great headphones for doing more than just using the Gear VR. It'll allow you to listen to great music when you aren't experiencing virtual reality. The AKG K 240's are semi-open, which gives you great audio. Something that audiophiles will love. These aren't Bluetooth, so there won't be any lag in the sound you here when using the Gear VR, especially important when you are watching movies and TV shows in virtual reality.
SanDisk Extreme PLUS 128GB Micro SD
Now, yes it's true, Oculus does not allow you to store games on the SD card. But you can store your photos, videos, music and everything else on the micro SD card and have more internal storage for your Oculus games and other content. So picking up a micro SD card is definitely worth doing. While you do get 64GB of storage on the Galaxy S8 already, adding another 128GB is definitely nice.
Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones
Bose has a good pair of in-ear headphones or earbuds, for those that are more into picking up one of those. These are great because they stay in your ears, so no matter what you are doing in virtual reality, you'll be able to keep the headphones in your ears and not worry about them flying out.
Samsung EVO Select 256GB Micro SD Card
In case that 128GB micro SD card above wasn't enough for you, here's a 256GB micro SD card from Samsung, which offers up 95MB/s for read and writing. This is plenty of space for your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, and will offer plenty of space for keeping all of your music on your phone and other content.