Monday, February 09, 2015

LG unveils VR for G3, its own virtual reality headset inspired by Google Cardboard

Today LG announced the impending launch of its own virtual reality headset, a low-tech device which sits somewhere between Samsung VR and Google’s DIY Cardboard kit. LG calls it “VR for G3.”
As the name implies, LG will bundle its virtual reality headset with its G3 smartphone. The promotion will occur in “select markets” in the coming months. For now, that’s all we know about the release date.
Here’s how the device works, according to LG:
The design of VR for G3 is based on the blueprint for Google Cardboard, available online for home DIY fans. The neodymium ring magnet on the side of the VR for G3 works with the magnetic gyroscope sensor in the G3 to select applications and scroll through menus without touching the display. VR for G3 requires no assembly other than inserting the phone in the viewer.

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