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u/IAMhonka · 2 pointsr/GearVR

Go in with minimal expectations. It's a really well done thing, ESPECIALLY considering it's running on your phone, but there are limitations and flaws.

Make sure you have at the very least some decent headphones. Using headphones makes a HUGE difference in VR. A Bluetooth controller isn't required for most apps in the store, but it doesn't hurt to have it for some games. Most apps control just fine with the touch pad, but there are a couple games that need one. I picked up a SteelSeries Stratus XL and it's sturdy and feels great, although it isn't rechargeable.

It's also not a bad idea to have a micro cloth and maybe some alcohol wipes and canned air on hand. You really want to make sure that there is as little dust, smudge on both sides of the lenses as well as on the screen, since you're gonna be seeing all of that really up close.

Now here are some apps that I've tried and I think are must have so far:

Introduction to Virtual Reality
A relatively short video of some clips that show you what VR is about.

You're in a cozy cabin with a mountain view watching Netflix on a giant TV. Really immersive.

Oculus Video
You can stream different types of videos from facebook, twitch and vimeo and play them on a big screen in different settings like home theater, movie theater and even on the moon. Works in a similar way as the Netflix app.

Milk VR
Another streaming service, but without an immersive area where you're relaxing, just a floating screen. You can play downloaded VR videos through this app.

Cirque du Soleil's Kurios and Zarkana
I've never been interested in Cirque du Soleil, but seeing it up close in 360 and 3D is really neat. Zarkana is a really short part of it and Kurios is a 10 minute act. Really fantastic, immersive stuff.

Jurassic World: Apatosaurus
Short video where you're sitting on a log in the woods with a giant sauropod from the Jurassic Era comes out of the ground and asks for money. We was so scared, lord have mercy. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM US, MONSTER?

Randomly generated dungeon crawler where you don't have weapons and are stuck with a bunch of nasty creatures. I love horror games and have been playing them for many years, but this one makes me really uncomfortable. Play with headphones.

Land's End
Kind of a mild puzzle experience with really nice, clean visuals. Very neat

StreetView VR
It's not 3D, but really cool to be able to just zap around the world and see 360 images of places where you've never been. Swipe up and you get a random location, swipe down and you can tell it where to go. Voice recognition has worked for me really well so far. There isn't any ambient audio in the app, so I recommend playing your own music before you start this.

There are a TON of different apps out there and a bunch that I haven't mentioned, so have fun with it when you get it.

u/president_josh · 2 pointsr/GearVR

I paid over $850 long ago for a Note 5 so i could experience Gear VR. The Note 5's display broke so I bought a used S6 for $200.

I use the following cooling fan and the S6 will not overheat.

I don't know if it's possible for S7s and S8s to overheat, but if they do, the fan is the solution for those phones too. Why spend 10, 15 or 30 minutes in VR when you can stay there as long as you like -- on an S6 or Note 5. The new Gear VR controller even works with the S6.

Since I haven't tried an S7 or S8, I don't know performance-wise how much I'd gain by upgrading to an S8 when it comes to VR. Cooling's my main concern and the fan keeps the S6 and Note 5 cool. You could go the gel pack route and put those in the Gear VR, but a one-time payment of $35 for the fan eliminates that headache.

The fan is a cover that looks like the Gear VR's original over. You snap the fan cover on the Gear VR, cut it on and you're done. Without that fan, my S6 will overheat in 15 minutes or less. That time may be different for different phone owners. From what I've read, some people can use an S6 in the Gear VR for longer periods of time without a fan running.

I did notice a slightly bigger FOV on the Note 5 but it's not that significant. Back in the day, even Carmack said the FOV between those two phones wasn't that big of a deal -- even thought the Note 5's bigger.
Here's one review of the fan from the review page..

Very impressed! A friend and I both have the same phone, so we put this to the test. I put the Fan on my Gear VR at the start of play, and we played the game Wands against each other. After about 8 matches, his phone was very hot and starting to jitter. I took mine out and it was cool to the touch. Normally, mine would be in the same shape as his.

u/OwThatHertz · 1 pointr/GearVR

Fair enough. To answer your original question, the S8+ is technically compatible with the 2016 Gear VR but there are some slight fitment issues. The general consensus is that the 1027 2017 version fits and works better, so make sure you can find the model number of the Gear VR and that it matches the 2017 version.

Regarding cellular vs. non-cellular, I use a 2016 version with a carrier-locked Galaxy S7 edge that has the SIM pulled and it only uses WIFI. It works fine. I can't speak to the specific demo model you're talking about as I haven't used it, but it sounds like it should work. If the only difference is that the cellular radio doesn't work, but all other functionality (including Bluetooth and WIFI and the Oculus software) works, you should be fine.

Note that Bluetooth and WIFI being functional will be important. WIFI for downloads and Bluetooth for the remote and for controllers. It's possible that one or both of these will also have been disabled in the demo, so I'd confirm with the seller that both work before proceeding. That said, I've seen store demos that had functional Bluetooth and I'm not sure if it's a separate radio or not. I think it is, because I can put my phone into Airplane mode (disables all radios) and then enable Bluetooth and WIFI while Airplane Mode is still active.
However, given that we're in different markets, I'd still ask the seller first.

For controllers, I recommend the Steelseries Stratus XL or, even better, an Xbox 360 wireless controller. Note that the current version of the Xbox Elite Controller is not bluetooth (uses a dongle) so will not work with Android, so stick with the non-Elite for now. There's supposedly a new version of the Elite controller about to be released that uses Bluetooth instead, but I haven't seen any confirmation on release date as yet.

Good luck!

Edit: typo.

u/Mars_To_Sirius · 2 pointsr/GearVR

1. I use the built in touchpad for everything except games that require a bluetooth controller. The touch pad is very responsive and functions perfectly. I bought this and it works well with games that require it.

2. My favorite games are Smash Hit, Gunjack, Anshar Wars 2, Esper 2, Oculus Arcade (Sonic the Hedgehog), and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. All these games have exceptionally high replay value. I have been playing Smash Hit everyday before work. The game is free and it helps wake me up.

The only game I didn't like was Mortal Blitz VR. I wish I hadn't bought it.

3. I use the Oculus video app for the "Void Theater" setting so that I can watch content I put on my phone while laying down. I use Samsungs MilkVR for the 360 3D porn I put on my phone. I also use the Vrideo app for random awesome 360 3d videos. I like this app because I can download the videos.

u/ponieslovekittens · 1 pointr/GearVR

There hasn't exactly been a never-ending stream of "must have" content over the past two years. We've gained Minecraft and Skylight. We lost Altspace. Google Street View become "Viso Places." Through thick and thin and going away rumors, SideloadVR is still the go-to place for unofficial content. We have a dedicated controller now, but not a whole lot of stuff uses it.

There have been dozens of nameless, forgettable games, yet more railshooters and "experiences," many of which look beautiful but aren't actually very fun to play.

But not a lot of super awesome exciting stuff that you absolutely must download because you're going to want to play it every day.

u/Grimey_Rick · 7 pointsr/GearVR

This one

Is awesome. Super cheap and works great. I got it on sale for 17 and it works awesome. It's on sale for 22 now.

u/mynameisntjeffrey · 4 pointsr/GearVR

I can confirm that that specific moga controller will not work with mincraft, or any vr games. It has a really stupid way to connect, and it just feels uncomfortable. Minecraft uses all the buttons on a normal sized controller, so you're really going to need to get one. I bought a cheap 20 dollar one that has a ok build quality but has enough buttons to actually play the game. The analog sticks are pretty good but the triggers are simply one button press and the d-pad is pretty awful. But it works great regardless.

Edit: here's the one I bought.

u/Colonel_Izzi · 7 pointsr/GearVR

> Just bought a Samsung Gear VR. While it's fun to use, it seems that it can't do much with my phone heating

Consider a cooling solution.

For the white 2015 Gear VR (SM-R322):

  • Satori VR Fan
  • CUVR

    For all Gear VR models:

  • CUVR Ultimate

    Or you could just sit in front of a fan, which actually increases immersion in some games (Rush, UltraWings etc).

    > or it not rendering quickly enough if I try to stream videos

    A new phone probably wont help you with that.

    > So my question is this. How much better would it work on the S7 and on the S8?

    The S7 is certainly less prone to overheating, and the S8 is even better again. I literally haven't experienced a single overheating event since I moved on from my S6, though reports do differ.
u/hansky84 · 3 pointsr/GearVR


I bought some when I got my Gear, but I use them for my family's glasses and our phones. I thought all lens clothes were the same, but these clean better with no spray than any others with spray. I can clean most screens/lenses without any spray, but if it's super dirty, you can use spray with them as well. And they can be handwashed when they need to be.

u/HoustonVR · 1 pointr/GearVR

No problem! These are the ones I use:

They're not quite big enough to cover the whole phone, but you really only need them to cover the CPU/GPU area. Also, they remain flexible when frozen, which makes it easy to ensure good contact with the phone.

u/imaxtothewelll · 1 pointr/GearVR

EDIT: I forgot to say this products name Maticom G-Pad BX
best price and compatible with no added software... only slight downside is that they are on back order but imo well worth the wait at the great price of $17.90

u/noodlegoose · 3 pointsr/GearVR

I bought 2 Beboncool controllers from amazon recently (to test them and see which I like more, perhaps give 1 to a friend).There's a $25 one (small red) and a $35 one (better for bigger hands). I read great reviews about them both. They work flawlessly with all the games I've tried them on and they feel good in your hands, too. I see sites pushing the Stratus XL $70 controller but it's just not necessary to spend that much for a comfortable, functional Bluetooth controller.

Small red


u/the_resident_skeptic · 2 pointsr/GearVR

They certainly do but weight might be an issue I think. The lightest solution I can think of is a small 5v fan like this pulled from an old video card or something wired to a battery pack (2 or 3 AAs). A few aluminium L brackets and some velcro should do it. Could even wire in a switch or a potentiometer to control it. I have a 1.5"x1.5" 5v fan here and it weighs 26g. Won't spin at 3v though :(.

USB fans would be quite a bit heavier. This one is 90g There's already half a kilo (1.1 lbs) hanging off my face and it's already pretty uncomfortable for me due to my "roman nose". Need to sew a thicker pad methinks.

u/undue-influence · 1 pointr/GearVR

I bought this controller. It works really well and I'm happy with it. I've not had any problems. There are probably many others that are just as good and cost less (or more even).

I also got a usb battery back to power the headset while playing. I also plug in ear buds for sound.

I've not really found a game I really enjoy yet, but I've not played with it all that much. Depending on the games you play, you might want to sit on a chair that swivels.

u/mrmoonpie · 1 pointr/GearVR

Fantastic, thanks. I just got a controller and love it, but was looking for good ways to use it.

u/a1b3rt · 1 pointr/GearVR

What is a decent Bluetooth controller that plays nicely with Galaxy S7 + Gear VR 2015 ?

My S7 just got the Nougat update

Preferably I would spend about $15 on the controller since I only spent $10 getting the Gear VR after Samsung Pay promotion :)

I added this to my watchlist and I am still researching --

Any advice welcome

u/arkaydez · 1 pointr/GearVR

This worked perfectly for me and its cheep :)
Just make sure to set it to android mode

u/SangfroidSlackJester · 1 pointr/GearVR

I got one of these and am pretty happy with it. It's small enough to fit in the GearVR pouch.

u/kaidomac · 1 pointr/GearVR

It's funny, my droid buddies constantly razzed me about having an iPhone with no removable battery or external memory card slot, then I picked up a Note 5 for my Gear VR & discovered that it has neither :p I had to spring for the 64-gig model to make sure that I had enough storage to not get bit when downloading a bunch of apps & content.

Does anyone know if the Gear VR's bottom Micro-USB charging port allows for data pass-through? They make flash drives with Micro-USB plugs on them for pretty cheap these days. 64 gigs is like $20 on Amazon:

u/navygent · 2 pointsr/GearVR

Stratus XL is a good controller to get, blue tooth and works both on Android and your PC
It's not cheap :-( Also some of these games will heat up your Samsung real fast, esp the games using Unreal engine.
The best feature in my opinion not only the games but the huge movie theater, it's like you're actually there. Not sure why Netflix went the home 80" TV route but maybe there will be an upgrade eventually.

u/whyhellomichael · 5 pointsr/GearVR

14.95 with free prime shipping. Pairs with little to no effort, comes with a mini USB charging cable (no extra batteries required) and worked perfectly out of the box with the above game you mentioned. I use it for mine craft daily on an S7.

Matricom G-Pad BX Wireless USB Rechargeable Bluetooth Pro Game Pad Joystick (Samsung Gear VR and G-Box Compatible!)

u/CaptainBlase · 1 pointr/GearVR

I'd like to add this controller to the controller list but I don't qualify to edit yet.


It's least expensive one I've found and it works perfectly.

u/diegomistake · 2 pointsr/GearVR This ipega is working perfect for me i saw cymatic bruce use this one and i got it and fix perfect on the gear case

u/MrOtsKrad · 3 pointsr/GearVR

I got a usb 3.0 OTG 64gb drive that I keep swappable content on (videos and OTOY and highres images etc.

Note5 works awesome with it., soon as its pluged in, file exploer opens, you transfer what you want over, pull out when done, flip in GearVR and sail away.

No it cant be plugged in and kept there. But you can load data to it quickly with out needing a desktop etc

edit: $20 works like a charm

u/hardward123 · 1 pointr/GearVR

:/ I think buying this and 1 game is your best bet. Hope I could help.

u/megamark16 · 0 pointsr/GearVR

For a few dollars more I'd go with something like this 8Bitdo Zero. I haven't tried it myself, but I do have the 8Bitdo NES30 Pro and it works great with all the Gear VR/Android/Windows games I've tried it with, and can be started in different modes (XBox 360 controller, Bluetooth Gamepad, etc).

u/drewdog173 · 0 pointsr/GearVR

Seconded. I own the black model with an S7 Edge (which is better for cooling), and I still had overheating issues. There's only one cover out for 2016 (black) cooling that just came out, and it's pricey at $45 (but nice). I bought it because I love my Gear but could have gotten one cheaper if I had a 2015 GearVR.

Here is a link to a decent case for the Gear unit. Good to have.

u/rwanim8or · 1 pointr/GearVR

They're super cheap these days and totally worth it in my biased opinion :)

$15 and Prime shipping!

u/jonketron · 11 pointsr/GearVR

This product has completely eliminated all of my overheating issues! Can be found here on amazon:

It looks as if they are currently out of stock, but keep checking back, as this product is amazing!

u/Oxygene13 · 1 pointr/GearVR

Another GameSir user here, GameSir G4s, it was on sale a few months back so I snapped it up. Never had an issue with it, worked like a charm.

A couple of highlights that tipped me in its direction is having a proper internal battery instead of using AA's / AAA's, and it being plug and play with PCs. I have only tested it on the PC and havent used it for that since, but it was nice to have the option.


This is the version I have, is it the 2016 version? :Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset (US Version with Warranty)

Lots of great suggestions! Thank you so much I'll try to get to most of these this week.

u/mrvandemarr · 3 pointsr/GearVR

This is a link someone else posted for the ipega. it's only $24 and it has worked perfect for me. I like everything about it.

u/tragicmanner · 3 pointsr/GearVR

I hesitated to get this one because of how many conflicting Galaxy S7 reviews which is the phone I use. I would love to know if people have successfully used this with the S7, and what specific S7 model they have.

u/the320x200 · 4 pointsr/GearVR

Yup, these are the ones I use. They work pretty well, you won't have any overheating problems. The downsides are added weight and initially before the phone warms up sometimes they cool the whole headset too much and the lenses fog up.

u/TheVillainYouLove · 1 pointr/GearVR

There is currently a Gear VR cooling fan sold on amazon for 35$.
I haven't gotten it yet, but according to the reviews, people are head over heels for this thing. It doesn't operate on the Gear's battery, it has it's own LiPo. It will add some extra weight, but I'm guessing it's better than an overheating phone.

u/OptimusPrune · 1 pointr/GearVR

I picked up a GameSir G4s on a recent Amazon flash sale. Has dual Bluetooth and Xwindows support. Very flexible controller for the money.

u/SlimVR · 3 pointsr/GearVR

You don't have many choices. There's only one GVR that fits the Note 8 as standard, and it's the newest black 2017 SMR-325 with controller. Currently $109 on Amazon. You can mod older models as some have done, I can't recommend modding.

Give your old one to somebody for Christmas (assuming you're trading in the N5). The N8 is the best phone for vr so far. It won't overheat at all.

u/ThePoundDollar · 2 pointsr/GearVR

I'm 100% getting it now. Can you tell the difference between these two on Amazon? I noticed the model numbers are different but can't see anything else (other than the price). Just want to make sure I get the most recent version.

Link 1 and Link 2

u/andrewhl2 · 0 pointsr/GearVR

I have this one:

Works great and looks really damn good, every one that has seen it has commented on how great it looks.

Some buttons are switched but it's not a big deal once you get used to it.

u/JaguarWhisperer · 3 pointsr/GearVR

I have and use this. Great quality and doesn't feel cheap at all.

u/daleyjem · 1 pointr/GearVR

Get these and freeze 'em. They fit well enough between the phone and back plate. My phone has never overheated with one in:

u/DemetriusXVII · 1 pointr/GearVR

The Inventor's edition (The old one) supports the Note 4 however, the consumer edition (The new one) doesn't. Only Note5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge plus, S7 and S7 edge are supported by the consumer edition.

See Amazon's links :

Old one

New one

u/Lobotomite430 · 1 pointr/GearVR

Matricom G-Pad XYBA Wireless Rechargeable Bluetooth Pro Game Pad Joystick Controller (Samsung Gear VR and G-Box Compatible!)

Bought it for the price. Zero regerts lol

u/AbbyNG · 1 pointr/GearVR

I have this same problem with my s7. I even bought this to help but of course it still overheats and turns off. I’m hoping the Oreo update fixes some issues.

u/thealienelite · 1 pointr/GearVR

This is a fantastic one, and it also comes with a wireless dongle for PC use.

u/DangrousDave20 · 1 pointr/GearVR

Samsung Gear VR Cooling Fan (compatible with white 2015 Consumer Edition Gen. 3 - SM-R322) Satori VR Fan with built-in rechargeable battery by Asterion Products (Samsung Gear VR NOT included) (BLACK)

u/WakaWaka_ · 1 pointr/GearVR

I put a 3x5 Gel Pack in the cover, doesn't solve it but extends my playtime for sure. I keep a couple in the fridge.

u/cjshrader · 1 pointr/GearVR

This is what I did, and it worked fine:

Basically just gotta trim out the corners and make sure not to mess up those pegs. I used my dremel but you could probably use a hacksaw or something with patience.

The overheating...isn't good. But I bought some gel packs and they've worked wonders. I keep them in the refrigerator instead of the freezer because I'm afraid of condensation. My longest session so far has been 30-40 minutes with no overheating.

Check out the reviews, everyone is using these things. There's other mods you can do like adding a case fan but I really didn't want to go through all that.

u/genki831 · 7 pointsr/GearVR

Whoever recommended this piece of crap owes me $22. This is a piece of hardware, but definitely one to avoid if you are looking for a controller. I tried it with VR Karts and Jump, the buttons do not all work for either game. I can still play Jump, but the rotate and back buttons don't work. I have exit to Oculus home to quit a level and I have to rotate my body to rotate in game.

u/firagabird · 1 pointr/GearVR

The article was a little frustrating to read. Multiple times, you highlight the central bit of news (Gear VR is discounted from $129 to $85 on Amazon) that the article was written to reveal. Yet, when I read the article, nothing ties directly to that news.

Worse, the source/link of said news isn't found until the very bottom. The caption "Buy Now!" not only doesn't allude to it being the Amazon source, but even sounds like a text ad for your site.

I don't mind that you want to talk about the strengths of Gear VR or any other thoughts you have about the medium. That's not what your headline says, though; it says that I can buy Gear VR for a discount.

The point of the article is the discount, so get to the point. Put the Amazon link, as well as a brief but descriptive caption about the link, on the first sentence of the article. Spend the rest of the first paragraph building the context of this info (e.g. the regular price is $130) while directly relating to the news. Also include any urgent/time-sensitive related info (e.g. limited time discount) in that first paragraph.

P.S.: I've read many, many news articles online, but this is the first one where I have ever encountered the word "protuberant". The term is unnecessarily complex, and forced me (and will force many others) to do a Google search at best, or simply stop reading your article at worst. Either way, it breaks the flow of reading while adding nothing substantial to the article.

u/sunwoo-yang · 1 pointr/GearVR

I bought this one and it's arriving today. I'll let you know if it's good when it arrives.

u/anthonsh · 1 pointr/GearVR

I bought this. Just another option for white ver.

The issues are weight and fan sound. Neither bother me.

u/DarkhorseV · 1 pointr/GearVR

Ice Packs

Also, using external power (battery pack) is one of the biggest gains you'll get.

u/Swardington · 2 pointsr/GearVR

I bought this cheap controller a couple years ago for my GearVR

It has the same button configuration of an Xbox controller, although the bumpers are on the back, and while it certainly feels lighter and cheaper, I now use it more on my PC than my old wired 360 controller.

u/collapsed · 2 pointsr/GearVR

Bought the SteelSeries Free for $20 about a week ago. Gouging over $30 is nuts!
It's a greeat little controller though:

u/bobdanoob · -1 pointsr/GearVR

I got the SteelSeries Stratus XL which was highly recommended. Its $60 but worth the money. My 2nd choice was the NES30 Pro, but I didn't feel like hunting it down and waiting for shipping. Heres a link with it.

u/_Dialtone · 1 pointr/GearVR

I realize I'm a month late but I got this one a while back and it works flawlessly for every GearVR game or Emulator that I've tried. Hold HOME and X to put it into pairing mode for android.

u/JustVan · 1 pointr/GearVR

Yeah, I specifically purchased a blue tooth controller for it. Your PlayStation 4 one may work. I ended up buying this one.

u/Qun_Mang · 1 pointr/GearVR

Matricom G-Pad BX gamepad. Works well for my purposes.

u/SwissMoose · 3 pointsr/GearVR

As listed in another post, why not just get the new controller for cheap?

edit: Currently $27 on Amazon

u/neomancr · 1 pointr/GearVR

How about here
8BITDO NES30 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Controller Dual Classic Joystick For Android Gamepad - PC Mac Linux

u/idsay · 1 pointr/GearVR

I was going to recommend this

But i have no idea why its so expensive, I ordered mine in December. It may be discontinued now?

u/jacf29 · 1 pointr/GearVR

I'd get these to wipe the lenses with. I got them based off the superior Amazon reviews, and have yet to be disappointed. They are so tightly knit that you can wipe the lenses, and then shake or brush the dust off that you collected from the cloth.

u/Maddrixx · 1 pointr/GearVR

If you can find the white 2015 gear vr headset you can order this from amazon to handle the S6 heat issue. I used this constantly before I upgraded to an S7 and it stopped my overheating issues. The fan is very quiet and it still allows camera passthrough and the headphone jack. It only works with the white 2015 model though.

u/mindfulmu · 1 pointr/GearVR

I carry one of these with my gear vr case i just do a little shuffle with what i want with what i have.

u/JackM10 · 1 pointr/GearVR

The price changes around, I got this controller for $15 a few days ago.

u/ApokalypseCow · 2 pointsr/GearVR

If you're on the first generation white GearVR, you might invest in one of these.

u/FapDamage · 0 pointsr/GearVR

I really thought about getting one, but I ordered this instead:

It was $10 cheaper so I figured what the heck. It doesn't charge my phone, but I have a cheap power brick I use. I'm going to probably place a piece of velcro somewhere on the headset just velcro the power brick to it when I may need it.

I also plan on doing a review after a week or so. I'll post it on this sub when I do.

u/psisquared2 · 1 pointr/GearVR

It's listed on German amazon as available in 1-3 months, though there seems to be a reviewer who already got it.

u/Insane_Patches · 2 pointsr/GearVR

I just bought a gear today as well as a controller and they'll be here in a couple of days too.

This controller:

It's on sale and reviews say it works with S7 and gear vr. Haven't been able to confirm these though. Word of warning is that it supposedly is a little confusing trying to set it up at first.

u/OniCr0w · 1 pointr/GearVR pads are so much better than the original pads. Also here's a cooling fan.

Also eat a dick.

u/VikingIV · 1 pointr/GearVR

I have a $15 Matricom controller which has been fully compatible and shows no bugs so far. Anyone else using this?

u/Obei3060 · 2 pointsr/GearVR

I think this is what you want, posting link because there seems to be a language barrier or lost in translation

u/xKaelic · 1 pointr/GearVR

My apologies for the delay!

Hard Travel Case for Samsung Gear VR W/Controller - Latest Edition by Hermitshell

u/not_a_toad · 3 pointsr/GearVR

Just adding my two cents because I see this one get recommended a lot: I had one and it was absolutely terrible. Did all the troubleshooting, updated firmware, sent it in for replacement, to no avail. It was a nightmare.

The problem I had with it is the triggers were waaay too sensitive (you can modify sensitivity on Windows with the SteelSeries Engine, but there is no configuration utility for Android, and the profile is not actually saved on the controller, as far as I can tell, because making adjustments in the Engine on Windows had no effect when using the controller on Android). Couldn't, for example, play Minecraft because the left trigger would be constantly activated, so anywhere I looked would fill up with blocks.

Other people will tell you it's fine and they never had problems. But like I said, I sent it in for a replacement, same issues. I do not trust SteelSeries to produce consistently good quality controllers.

Ended up getting a cheap controller off of Amazon; no problems whatsoever. So now, not only do I know SteelSeries has shitty (in my personal experience) QA, but they are horrendously over-priced.