Samsung is offering Note 9 owners free Gear VR adapters so that they can use the most recent model of Samsung’s virtual reality headset with the company’s latest smartphone. If you own both the Note 9 and Gear VR with Controller, the new USB Type-C adapter can be obtained by calling 1-800-Samsung.
Samsung is offering a free Gear VR adapter to new Galaxy Note 9 buyers
After contacting Samsung, you’ll need to provide the Gear VR model and serial number located on the side of the headset. The company will ship the adapter to you for free, but it could take up to 10 business days for it to arrive. At this time, there’s no way to get the adapter in stores.
This year, Samsung didn’t announce an updated version of its Gear VR, so the adapter seems like a Band-Aid for that problem as the company works on a next-generation headset — or perhaps one that works on its own without a phone.