Virtual reality has officially become affordable. Thanks to those clever people at Samsung, you can now get your hands on the kind of futuristic goggles you’d once have needed a bank loan to afford, for just over £100. And if you’ve ever fancied chasing zombies or piloting a plane in glorious, fully-immersive VR, the Samsung Gear VR headset is money well spent.
But virtual reality isn’t just about gaming. If the idea of zapping zombies or shooting at snipers leaves you cold, how about kicking back and watching a movie on a private mega-screen? Or taking a front row seat at a Bruno Mars gig without leaving the house? Sounds pretty amazing, right?
We’re certain that after strapping on the Gear VR and hooking it up to your smartphone, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without one. But in case this somehow doesn’t sound awesome enough already, we rounded up seven of the coolest things you can do with this brilliant piece of kit.
Front row seats at the hottest gigs…
Ever fancied sitting alongside Sir Paul McCartney as he teases out the intro to Live And Let Die? Or slipping on your shades to join Kasabian on stage for a sell-out show? With the Samsung Gear VR, you can – and that’s just the start. The biggest names in music are falling over themselves to get on board with virtual reality. In fact, Coldplay have even teamed up with Samsung to stream their sell-out gig in Chicago to headsets around the world. So if you want that front row arena atmosphere without the spilt beer and tall blokes obstructing your view, then this is perfect for you.