Somehow got it off Amazon or Ebay for just a few dollars, had it for over a year and it’s still in one piece. I like taking photos with the cardboard camera app when travelling. With the sound recording and 360 view you can really go back to the places later. I also love playing horror games with it, great s...
Google Cardboard was specifically designed to make it easy to try out VR. The cost is low, and virtually any phone you have in your pocket today can power it. Content is even available on the Google Play Store - it can't get any simpler than that.
Gear VR doesn't have any wires that limit your movement, allowing for complete mobility. The device works when any modern Samsung phone is connected and is controlled with a touch sensitive panel on the side of the headset or through a controller (although some games require the controller).
The Gear VR does have a USB charging port, but in practice this doesn't extend the play time much. When the phone overheats, it interrupts your game, then instructs you to remove the phone and let it cool off.