The best accessories to buy for your Samsung Gear VR


Having the Gear VR and a Galaxy phone are just the beginning of your virtual reality journey. To get the very best out of the experience, there are a range of top quality accessories to buy for your Samsung Gear VR. Here are just a few of them.

SteelSeries Stratus XL
Not all Samsung Gear VR games need a controller but some of the more involved ones do. The best on the market right now is definitely the SteelSeries Stratus XL. It is well made, fits nicely into larger hands and feels just like an Xbox controller. It uses Bluetooth so there is a battery overhead to contend with but other than that, this is a solid gamepad.

Panasonic ErgoFit earbuds
I use the Panasonic ErgoFit earbuds for listening to music on the go so they are a sure fire bet for Samsung Gear VR. They don’t include sound cancelation or any fancy features but they do deliver solid audio quality. They are wired so don’t drain battery life too much either.

Sony MDR-1A headphones
If you prefer a set of cans, the Sony MDR-1A headphones are a solid purchase. The audio quality is superb, they are comfortable, light and will sit around your neck comfortably when not in use. They are wired too to help battery life.

Samsung Gear VR Cover
Using some kind of Samsung Gear VR Cover is essential both for comfort and for hygiene should you share the headset with anyone. Nobody wants to put a sweaty headset on their face so a cover is essential. There are dozens out there but I use the consumer version from VR Cover. It is relatively cheap, comfortable and works well.

Arealer storage case
The Arealer storage case stops your Gear VR getting damaged when you’re not using it. It’s a simple case that holds the headset and cables while containing enough padding to protect everything. It’s only $9.99 too!

Microfiber cloth
The final accessory to buy for your Samsung Gear VR is a microfiber cloth to keep your phone and headset clean. It’s a little thing that makes a big difference. The screen on the Galaxy phone is a fingerprint magnet so keeping it shiny will enhance the entire experience. Any of these would do.

Make the most of the Samsung Gear VR by learning how to play Steam games with your Samsung Gear VR or play PS4 games on the Samsung Gear VR.