The Samsung Gear VR is a fantastic starting point for anyone interested in virtual reality. There are tons of great experiences waiting to be discovered and this is one of the most affordable headsets out there. To make your time with Gear VR even more memorable, let’s take a look at some of the best accessories available right now.

SteelSeries Stratus XL

SteelSeries Stratus XL

Many games on Gear VR don’t require a gamepad, but many of the best games are only enhanced when you play with a controller. The SteelSeries Stratus XL is a great choice for its simple button layout, long battery life and comfortable grip — our VR Guru, Russell Holly, named it the best gaming tablet for Gear VR.

If you want to get the most out of Gear VR’s wide selection of games, grab this controller and start kicking more butts than ever before.

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Headphones Bose QC35

Headphones Bose QC35

Hate the idea of ​​cables dangling around Gear VR? You want to take wireless headphones. It’s no secret how good Bose products are, and their QC35 wireless model is no exception. iMore’s Serenity Caldwell called them «the best pair of wireless headphones» she’s ever used in their review.

It’s hard to disagree — they have a battery life that lasts over 20 hours, they offer incredible noise canceling ability, and they have sound you won’t believe comes from such a small package. If you love in-ear headphones and don’t mind shelling out some big bucks — these headphones cost around $350 — the Bose QC35 should be your first choice.

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Panasonic ErgoFit in-ear headphones

Panasonic ErgoFit in-ear headphones

Your VR headphones don’t have to be expensive, especially if you prefer headphones. Panasonic’s ErgoFit only costs about $15 but has great sound and all the features of the more expensive options.

You’ve got a microphone and an inline remote for use outside of VR, plus three different headphone sizes so you can get the best fit. Over 4,500 people have reviewed these headphones on Amazon, resulting in a 4-star rating that’s hard to beat if you’re looking for something inexpensive.

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Samsung Gear 360 VR camera

Samsung Gear 360 VR camera

Watching a video from one of the many services Gear VR offers is a great first step; when you look their VR video, in full 360 degree glory, is when you really start to see the potential here. The Samsung 360 360 camera is water and dust resistant, lightweight, and shoots at crisp 3840×1920 resolution. Connect your camera to your Samsung phone or computer to easily edit videos and then watch them at their best on Gear VR.

Don’t forget to grab a microSD card to store all your footage! This is a great accessory for those of you who love to record everything that happens in your life.

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Samsung EVO Plus microSD card