Samsung’s free Gear VR brings out all the feels in effective new holiday ad
Once again, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge buyers across essentially all authorized US retailers will be eligible for a free Gear VR headset and Oculus “content bonus”, normally worth a combined $150, as long as they get their phones between November 24 and 28, and remember to claim the holiday gifts by December 12.
Reluctant to pick up the bundle for a loved one this gift-giving season, as you’re not exactly sure about the mass appeal of virtual reality technology yet? Perhaps Samsung’s latest commercial, suggestively titled “Unwrap the Feels”, can put you at ease, starring a diverse group of young and old people, men, women and teenagers, all having a pretty awesome time with the GS7/Gear VR duo.
They’ll be frightened, amazed, surprised and confused, entertained and just all-out immersed in their own personal parallel universe, sometimes all at once, but they will absolutely not be bored or disappointed by another uninspired Christmas present.
Of course, the question is what happens when the novelty wears off? Worst case scenario, they (or you) will still own one of the world’s best all-around smartphones, having experienced some jolly good fun for no extra charge with a headset that’s supposed to get better in time anyway, as Oculus develops new “feel-unwrapping” VR content.