Overheating problem is inevitable when you play virtual reality contents on a smartphone. You may see a message popped up every 15 to 20 minutes that says a phone is overheating and you need to cool it down to continue. In my experience with Samsung Gear VR, it doesn’t happen when I watch contents like movies or even 360-degree videos which are already downloaded on the phone. But it does when playing games or watching 360-degree videos which are not downloaded but streaming.
Some mobile VR headsets have better designs for cooling. Gear VR is one of them. A smartphone is placed and held by holders on its sides. Unlike Google Daydream View, nothing is covering a smartphone and building up unwanted heat. However, due to heavy load to play VR contents, it overheats anyway.
Gear VR accessory for overheating problem
CUVR Ultimate is a cooling fan with wireless charging device for Gear VR. A bracket comes with the fan and fits a smartphone. The fan is attached to the bracket, not a headset. So the product is compatible with all versions of Gear VR.
Charge a smartphone at the same time
CUVR Ultimate is not only a fan but a wireless charging pad. It has a built-In rechargeable lithium battery. It powers the fan and charges a smartphone wirelessly at the same time. It takes around 3 hours to charge the product fully, and the fan works up to 6 hours.
It weighs 4.5 ounces. For comparison, a front cover of Gear VR (both SM-R323 and SM-R322) is 1.0 ounce. A 3″ x 5″ gel pack sold at amazon.com is 2.2 ounce. (6-pack for around $15) A cooling fan by Asterion Products weighs 4.2 ounces (also available on Amazon for around $35, non wireless charging, compatible with SM-R322 only)
Bracket fit your smartphone
Please note that a seller needs to know which model of phone you use. Since several models of Samsung Galaxy phones compatible with Gear VR have different sizes, the size of the bracket will be different for each phone. After you placed an order, the seller will send you an email. Reply and specify the model of your phone.
And the seller offers another bracket for $5 if you purchase another phone. Or if you have a 3D printer you can download 3D files from their website and 3D-print the bracket for yourself.
CUVR Ultimate is one of the best accessories of Samsung Gear VR. It eliminates overheating problem and allows you to play VR for hours with the feature of wireless charging. It consists of a built-in battery, wireless charging pad, and fan, but overall weight is relatively light. And the price $50 is a bargain.