Virtual reality headsets are currently viewed as gaming devices – but they will change how we work and communicate in future.

At the rate that virtual reality is developing, it is likely that we will soon be using it to telecommute to work and to meetings, reducing business travel immensely.

The concept is similar to video conferencing, but without the difficulties of trying to connect everyone by phone and talking to lagging, pixelated faces on a 2D screen.

As the technology advances, virtual meetings are likely to feel more personal and natural, incorporating expressions and eye contact.

It’s a game-changing communications platform that could also revolutionise HR, allowing for interviews from anywhere in the world.

Similarly, virtual reality will offer immersive, on-the-job learning experiences and training in a business setting.

Samsung is on the forefront of virtual reality, having introduced the Samsung Gear VR, a plug-and-play device that works seamlessly with selected Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphones.

With one of the compatible Samsung devices* slotted into the Gear VR, consumers can enjoy an affordable virtual reality solution.

“This device takes entertainment to the next level of reality. As soon as you put on the Gear VR, it transports you to another world in HD quality,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

“With a 360° view, precise head-tracking and low latency, fast reaction times your experience is made even more immersive.”


The Gear VR is light and comfortable and offers users, including those wearing glasses, an almost unimaginable virtual reality experience on the go.

* Compatible with Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge.

This article was published in partnership with Samsung.

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