Purchase an LG G3 within the US, get a free VR headset
LG’s new cellular VR headset — which is principally only a plastic model of Google’s cardboard VR viewer — is lastly hitting American shores. The corporate simply introduced that it will be throwing in a free headset, merely referred to as the VR for G3, with the acquisition of its newest flagship Android telephone at collaborating retailers. Because it’s adopting the Google Cardboard platform, which is only a field which you could plug your smartphone in for easy VR experiences, there actually is not a lot to LG’s providing. You simply want to slip in a G3 unit and cargo up a VR app (LG may also hyperlink customers to some VR gaming content material). It additionally contains a magnet that works along with the telephone’s gyroscope (once more, identical to Google’s field), that lets you choose issues with out interacting with the display. Sadly, it is nonetheless unclear how present G3 house owners can get their arms on LG’s VR headset (we have dropped a line for extra particulars).
It might appear a tad gimmicky, however an affordable VR headset will permit shoppers to get a style of the digital actuality expertise with out shelling out for an costly accent like Samsung’s $200 Gear VR. And whereas it definitely will not examine with complicated VR tech from Oculus, HTC and Valve, the VR for G3 is a reminder how small the barrier to entry for VR is getting.