Samsung Gear VR (2016) Micro USB / USB C type. £39 from Samsung (FREE P&P)
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Samsung Gear VR (2016) Micro USB / USB C type. £39 from Samsung (FREE P&P)

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Edited by:"Chirpa2000"Found 5th Sep 2017
A cracking price directly from Samsung.

It's the Micro USB connector type.

£39 including next day delivery.

Update - I have received mine today and it DOES have the USB-C connector fitted with Micro USB adaptor if you need/want that.
Perhaps I've been lucky but I don't see why. My S8 works and fits perfectly. I can put pics up if anyone really needs/wants proof!
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Inked6664 m ago

I would love one of these for my s7 but it would be a right PITA having to …I would love one of these for my s7 but it would be a right PITA having to take off my phone case every time I wanted to use it



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Is there much difference between this and the 2017 model apart from including the controller?
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gemvis8 m ago

Is there much difference between this and the 2017 model apart from …Is there much difference between this and the 2017 model apart from including the controller?


From what I can tell, not really which is why I've ordered it. I only needed the USB C connection for my S8.

More info here but basically, no, 'virtually' (ha) no difference:
vrheads.com/new…tly
Edited by: "Chirpa2000" 5th Sep 2017
impulsely ordered thanks , hoping it works ok with my sons s7edge. who knows what to buy 19yr olds for their b days !!!!
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onthelook5 m ago

impulsely ordered thanks , hoping it works ok with my sons s7edge. who …impulsely ordered thanks , hoping it works ok with my sons s7edge. who knows what to buy 19yr olds for their b days !!!!

It will, you'll just use the Micro USB adapter instead.
Chirpa200031 m ago

From what I can tell, not really which is why I've ordered it. I only …From what I can tell, not really which is why I've ordered it. I only needed the USB C connection for my S8.More info here but basically, no, 'virtually' (ha) no difference:https://www.vrheads.com/new-gear-vr-well-not-exactly


Thanks for advice guess just means picking up the controller which I'm sure I seen posted yesterday for about £21.
Hmmm I reading it doesn't come with the connector for s8 even tho description says it does.
Chirpa20007 m ago

It comes as USB-C (S8) by default and a Micro USB adapter is included. I …It comes as USB-C (S8) by default and a Micro USB adapter is included. I made absolutely sure before ordering by checking unboxing videos and checking the manual (link below).http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201703/20170310092353935/SM-R323_UM_EU_Eng_Rev.2.0_161018_Screen.pdf


Hope so got a s8 and tempted to go for it It was just i read on the Samsung site under compatibility etc that it never stated the s8 was compatible any suggestions on best place for the controller?
Amazon US has the controller
I would love one of these for my s7 but it would be a right PITA having to take off my phone case every time I wanted to use it
Inked6664 m ago

I would love one of these for my s7 but it would be a right PITA having to …I would love one of these for my s7 but it would be a right PITA having to take off my phone case every time I wanted to use it



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Will this work ok with the Galaxy S8?
I purchased this a week ago and would like to confirm that it DOES NOT come with the USB-C adapter. Even though it lists it in the description, it is not included in the box. It seems that they removed them all after the whole Note 7 debacle. Many reviews also state this and I was prepared for this.

Also note that the USB-C adapter that was included is not 100% compatible with the S8. There's a slight offset. The one that comes with the 2017 model is slightly different and having read through forums, I purchased the 2017 USB-C module separately from eBay for £11-£12 or so and used it with the 2016 Gear VR.
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Oh for goodness sake. That's ridiculous if it's documented in the manual.
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Too late now. Mine's shipped.
Chirpa20005 m ago

Too late now. Mine's shipped.



Sent you a pm.
Wish it wasn't locked down to just Samsung, that's kinda scummy but understandable ..
I purchased this and it came with adopter already attached to it. It works perfectly fine. Plus they gave nice Samsung carry bag aswel. I'm loving it. Thanks OP
31897867-ElCu8.jpg31897867-00XZc.jpgAs you can see in the pic that one is attached and one is separate. So I actually have two adopters.
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Edited by: "kazimierzkozlowski1" 5th Sep 2017
I've never tried VR will the S8 plus fit this headset?
smuddybuddy2027 m ago

I purchased this a week ago and would like to confirm that it DOES NOT …I purchased this a week ago and would like to confirm that it DOES NOT come with the USB-C adapter. Even though it lists it in the description, it is not included in the box. It seems that they removed them all after the whole Note 7 debacle. Many reviews also state this and I was prepared for this. Also note that the USB-C adapter that was included is not 100% compatible with the S8. There's a slight offset. The one that comes with the 2017 model is slightly different and having read through forums, I purchased the 2017 USB-C module separately from eBay for £11-£12 or so and used it with the 2016 Gear VR.

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Did you buy it from Samsung?
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Clangerette17 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Gear-Virtual-Reality-Version/dp/B01LX1LL6P/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1504617630&sr=1-2&keywords=samsung+gearIs this the same?

Yes. In the description it says it includes USB C but that seems to be unlikely.

I've ordered the adapter from eBay (£11.50) as mentioned above as I need that for my S8.

If by some coincidence it DOES come with the adapter I'll just return it to eBay.
Is this the same model from the Amazon Warehouse Specials with 20% off? Claims it's a V2

If so brings them down to under £24

amazon.co.uk/Sam…+vr
Looking at the site at 14:55 today, there's a lovely picture of the USB C adapter at the top but the specs don't mention anything and the actual section entitled "The Galaxy Connection" has no mention of USB C or the S8.

Perhaps this is the oldest stock they had left? Shame, as I would have bought one...
I bought one of the adapters from ebay for about £13 and it worked fine. But I was fortunate enough to get a free one of these from Vodafone. Well it was the earlier version to this, but the USB C connector I bought allowed it to fit my S8 perfectly. Proper 'ghetto king' VR with thanks to HUKD.
If the pictures show the usb type adaptor, surely you could contact Samsung and state the product they are selling isn't what you recieved.

Heat for this. Ordered myself. Thanks
Are they making a new gear vr for the note8? Surely it won't fit into the V1 or V2
Does this fit the s8 plus does anybody know?
I also brought one of these last week and can confirm the one from Samsung did have the USB-C adapter already fitted as i swapped it out for the mico usb one and it now works well with my S6+

I also used the colleagues deals link as I am a member though my wifes work which then brought it down a bit more so happy days..
This might be of interest to some of you:

reddit.com/r/G…s8/

So even if there is a type C in there it wont work perfectly due to the alignment not being correct for the S8/S8+. I have ordered one and the adaptor from ebay so still a good deal (vs what a 2017 one costs).
kazimierzkozlowski13 h, 0 m ago

I purchased this and it came with adopter already attached to it. It works …I purchased this and it came with adopter already attached to it. It works perfectly fine. Plus they gave nice Samsung carry bag aswel. I'm loving it. Thanks OP[Image] [Image] As you can see in the pic that one is attached and one is separate. So I actually have two adopters. [Image]



What was the carry bag as I dont think I got one of those?

Thanks
Any recommendations for the controller to add to this?
barginchaser1 h, 23 m ago

What was the carry bag as I dont think I got one of those?Thanks

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My order for this came last week and not only was I provided the USB C alternate connector as well as the old mini USB but they also sent me a mini USB to USB C adapter bundled in the box! Some people reported getting just an adapter but I also got the correct USB C connector which goes directly into the gear VR headset.

The headset works really well, however one thing I've found is that for anyone planning to use it with a S8+ and you have a tempered glass screen protector on your cherish device then you might have issues connecting the clamp-like USB C connector as the screen protector makes it just that little bit too thick to connect comfortably. For some stupid reason the USB C port on the S8+ is angled downwards and it's hard to connect the gear VR onto it, especially if you have a tempered glass screen protector on like myself

Didn't get a fancy Samsung bag though...
will this work with a normal s8?
What's the lowest end sansung it'll work with please?
kazimierzkozlowski121 h, 36 m ago

[Image] [Image] [Image] hope these images will help. And it's nice …[Image] [Image] [Image] hope these images will help. And it's nice material may be cotton or jeans. I'm not good at mayerials[Image]



Thanks for sharing, I did not get one of those so looks like you were one of the lucky ones.
Not complaining though as through the discount and the paypal referral deal i had from before (£5 credit) I got this for just £30 which was a no brainier.
Are the gear vr any Good?
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Guys, this is VERY confusing.
Mine has arrived (yay) AND it DOES have the USB-C Connection fitted which is advertised on the Box and it still lists compatibility with the Note 7 (which it was of course at the time).

Does look like I've ordered the USB-C adaptor off ebay for no reason but hopefully I can return that.

Delighted.
Edited by: "Chirpa2000" 6th Sep 2017
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