If you were looking to try out Samsung’s Gear VR headset, the company will be offering demonstrations via Samsung Experience Shops in select Best Buy stores February 8th.
The Gear VR headset was introduced back in September and were sold through AT&T and Samsung online marketplaces during the holiday season. Sales for the headset were never released, but if AT&T being sold out for sometime and Best Buy putting it on its online store recently are any indication, the Gear VR sold very well.
The Best Buy run will be a more mainstream showcase for the headset compared to previous showings mainly at tradeshows. The only downside here is that the Gear requires the Galaxy Note 4 meaning that it’s not entirely mainstream.
Samsung Experience Shops are in several states and Puerto Rico, but you’ll still need to check with a store to confirm if there will be Gear VR demos. You can check the Gear VR demo page to see if is a location nearby.