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February 9, 2015

LG announces a Cardboard-like virtual reality headset for the G3

by John_A

vr for g3

As the virtual reality space is making headway from companies like Google and Samsung, we have yet to see any VR hardware from many other manufacturers. With that said, LG has just announced their new virtual reality headset made specifically for the G3, called VR for G3. Think of VR for G3 as a higher-end version of Google’s Cardboard. It’s plastic frame is powered by the G3, and has cut outs on the front for the rear-mounted volume keys and camera. LG is leveraging Google’s VR platform rather than building their own, allowing users to download different VR experiences directly from the Play Store.

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Just like Cardboard, VR for G3 features a neodymium ring magnet on the side that works with the magnetic gyroscope sensor in the G3 which allows the user to switch applications and scroll through menus without the need for a touchscreen display. What’s more, the headset doesn’t require any assembly process other than sliding the phone in the viewer.

VR for G3 doesn’t have a specific availability date yet, but it will roll out sometime this month in select markets. The headset will be free with the purchase of an LG G3. Moreover, VR for G3 owners can download a free VR game called Robobliteration, once they get the headset.

What do you think? Are you interested in VR for G3? Let us know your thoughts!



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