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For those who have everything: A 'magical' virtual reality headset

A headset that transports you to a virtual reality — and more in our collection of bizarrely elite consumer products

Given their current limitations, virtual-reality headsets are "hard to get excited about just yet," said Ben Gilbert at Engadget. But the new Gear VR has a jump on most competitors, and given its brief development time, it's a "shockingly capable" device. The headset works with only the soon-to-be-released Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung: Slip the phone in, strap on the goggles, and you can watch videos that immerse you in 360-degree worlds. The available content is limited, but your perspective changes as you turn your head, and the chance to step into a Cirque du Soleil performance is "magical."