VR for G3 Announced By LG – Turns Your Phone into a VR Headset
Recently, Samsung released its Gear VR headset and made its debut in the VR market, to give some competition to Oculus Rift. Over the years, it has become apparent that virtual reality is the next big thing.
Since everyone is trying to do wonders in this market, how can LG be left behind. The company has announced that they have been working alongside Google to develop a VR headset for their flagship LG G3 smartphone.
The device known as VR for G3 is LG’s first step in the virtual reality market. Interestingly, the design is based on Google’s own cardbox VR device, which they showed a few months ago. However, there’s no need to worry, VR for G3 is not made out of cardboard box.
It’s made out of plastic, not the strongest element around, but still way better than a cardboard box. Assembly of the device is pretty easy compared to Samsung’s Gear VR. All you have to do, is slide your LG G3 into this device and voila! You’re good to go.
To accommodate G3’s back camera and volume control, the headset has holes. In addition, it also features neodymium ring magnet similar to Google’s cardboard box. This helps people use G3’s gyroscope sensor and navigate menus etc without having to touch the display.
As you know, the G3 features a 1W speaker with Boost AMP. VR for G3 takes advantage of this by allowing the use of a bluetooth speaker for better and richer sound.
That’s not all, if you like to play games on your smartphone then you will love playing them in VR. The headset comes with a free game for G3 users called Robobliteration, which can be yours by reading an in-box QR code.
According to Chris Yie, who is the vice president and head of marketing communications at LG:
“By leveraging Google Cardboard, not only are regular consumers able to participate in the VR experience, we’ll be able to introduce this technology to future developers who may one day show us how VR can be used to improve our lives.”
As we know, VR products are really expensive and average users can’t afford such accesories. LG plans to change that and will release VR for G3 with a reasonable price point. The company is yet to reveal a price, but details are expected soon.