As VR fans know. Samsung was the first mobile company to release a VR device by partnering with Oculus. Google created their cardboard platform and many vendors created compatible devices with varying degrees of success. Many required assembly and were made of well, cardboard!
Now LG is using the Google Cardboard platform to launch a G3-compatible VR headset of its own. Apparently it is even going to be free to new G3 buyers in select markets.
The VR for G3 headset uses the basic Google Cardboard design which will be fully compatible with the Google Play Store's list of Cardboard games and VR experiences. As an added bonus the headset is made of plastic. Just slide in the LG G3 smartphone and enjoy a "luxurious" Google cardboard experience.
LG has kept costs down by leveraging the G3's back-facing buttons for volume control. Gear VR features dedicated buttons on their VR headset. The VR for G3 headset also has a Cardboard-standard neodymium ring magnet to work with the G3's magnetic gyroscope sensor, acting as a mini-controller for select VR apps.
Although LG describes the VR for G3 headset as "free" with the LG G3 as part of a promotion in select markets. As yet we do not know what those select markets will be. VRCircle reached out to LG and will provide an update when we hear back.
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