Merge VR Expands Distribution into Canada's Best Buy Stores

With this addition, Merge VR Goggles are available in stores across Canada, the UK and the U.S.

SAN ANTONIO, June 14, 2016 /CNW/ -- Merge VR announced today that its soft foam VR Goggles will soon be available in Best Buy Canada retail stores. The virtual reality headset renowned for its comfort and durability works universally with both Apple and Android smartphones. The Merge VR Goggles are currently available for preorder on BestBuy.ca.

"As the destination for the latest in Virtual Reality technology, Best Buy Canada is thrilled to offer Merge VR Goggles to Canadians," said Zayn Jaffer, Senior Director, Emerging Business for Best Buy Canada. "With this new exclusive offering from Merge, the Virtual Reality experience is now available to more of our customers than ever."

"Best Buy is a trusted brand for consumer electronics and known for carrying quality products," said Merge Executive Vice President Dan Worden. "Top retailers like Best Buy recognize that Merge is a great product for the VR market and are choosing our headset for their stores."

At the recent Consumer Virtual Reality (CVR) Show in Vancouver, Merge VR Goggles were considered one of the top three best consumer products. "Merge VR has taken the mobile world of VR and given it an overhaul. Adjustable lenses, any-phone fitting, top band strap, and a sleek design, all make the Merge VR headset the premier mobile virtual experience. It's a must," wrote TechVibes' Wyatt Fossett.

The Texas-based virtual reality company is rapidly growing its international retail network, which now includes stores in the U.S., the UK and Canada. The headset is compatible with all VR apps currently available on iOS or Android, and users can visit www.VRStart.com to browse a family-friendly, curated library of quality games and experiences, including travel, meditation, 360° videos, music, fashion, and more.

As part of Merge's ongoing rollout, the Merger VR Goggles are also available at Target, GameStop and GAME retail stores, and online at GameStop.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, B&H Photo (bhphotovideo.com), NewEgg.com, GAME.co.uk, and MergeVR.com.

About Merge VR

Founded in 2013, Merge Labs, Inc. is a Texas-based company focused on mobile virtual reality and immersive entertainment. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, the Merge VR Goggles are built to be accessible, affordable, portable, durable and easy to use. The privately funded company and its team are led by Founder Franklin Lyons and Co-founder Andrew Trickett, who have backgrounds in gaming, technology, design, content development and hardware creation.  For more information on Merge VR, please visit MergeVR.com.

About Best Buy Canada

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc., Best Buy Canada Ltd. is one of Canada's largest and most successful omni-channel retailers, operating the Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile and Geek Squad (www.geeksquad.ca) brands. With nearly 200 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores across Canada, and an expanded assortment of lifestyle products offered through BestBuy.ca, Best Buy is a leader in Total Retail, catering to customers how, when, and where they want to shop. For more information visit BestBuy.ca.

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SOURCE Merge VR

For further information: Taryn Saavedra, taryn.saavedra@mergevr.com, http://www.MergeVR.com

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