Merge VR announced today that its soft Merge VR Goggles are now available in U.S. Best Buy stores. The comfortable virtual reality headset works with both Apple and Android smartphones.
In recent weeks, the virtual reality company announced its rollout into several major retailers, including Best Buy Canada, GameStop and Target. With the addition of nearly 600 U.S. Best Buy stores, the durable, hygienic headset is available in more than 1,400 retail stores worldwide, and is positioned as a leader in mobile VR.
“We are making virtual reality accessible to as many people as possible,” said Merge Co-founder Andrew Trickett. “Mobile VR allows people to experience a brand new reality. You really have to try it to understand how awesome and engaging this technology is. Best Buy is trusted for carrying the best products, and the Merge VR Goggles are the easiest way for customers to experience the world of VR.”
Merge has also curated a library of family-friendly immersive content called VR Start (www.VRStart.com), for consumers to easily discover amazing VR experiences. All content is tested for quality and age appropriateness, and given ratings for intensity level and user feedback. Visitors can explore a wide range of VR games and experiences, including travel, meditation, 360° videos, music, fashion, and more. The Merge VR Goggles are also compatible with existing Cardboard apps.
The Merge headset is now available at Best Buy, Best Buy Canada, Target, GameStop, AAFES and GAME retail stores, and also online at BestBuy.com, BestBuy.ca, GameStop.com, Amazon.com, B&H Photo (bhphotovideo.com), NewEgg.com, Kohls.com, ToysRUs.com, GAME.co.uk, and MergeVR.com.