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LG G3 buyers to get free plastic Virtual Reality accessory starting this month

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LG G3 buyers to get free plastic Virtual Reality accessory starting this month
Later this month, LG G3 buyers will receive a free VR for G3 accessory. Made out of plastic, VR for G3 is based on the design of Google Cardboard with some changes to accommodate the rear volume controls on LG's phone. A neodymium ring magnet on the side of the VR for G3 works with the magnetic gyroscope sensor in the G3 to allow users to run through menu options without using the touchscreen.

The 1440 x 2560 QHD display on LG's flagship phone will allow users to see extremely sharp and clear VR images, and the handset's 1 watt speaker with Boost Amp provides outstanding audio. The LG G3 will fit inside the accessory in landscape mode. The device is similar to the Samsung Gear VR which works with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but is priced at $310 on Amazon.

"This is just the beginning of the virtual reality movement, which until recently was expensive and inaccessible to everyday consumers."-Chris Yie, marketing executive, LG

LG says that the VR for G3 will be available later this month. LG G3 buyers will receive an in-box code allowing them to download a free VR game called "Robobliteration."

LG G3 buyers will get the VR for G3 accessory starting later this month

LG G3 buyers will get the VR for G3 accessory starting later this month


via: CNET

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posted on 09 Feb 2015, 13:15 4

1. NexusX (Posts: 556; Member since: 16 May 2013)


oculus rift is screwed

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 14:49 7

15. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


PA is misleading here...this is no where close to oculus rift or gear vr..its like comparing a Gameboy to a ps vita..

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 15:28 1

20. NexusX (Posts: 556; Member since: 16 May 2013)


well the i've used OR and the biggest problem with OR is the fact that when the screen is 2 inches away from your eyes. you can reallly see the pixels which ruins the experience a little bit.

LG phones have always been pretty dense in pixels. and they have deeper pockets

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 20:48

36. lyndon420 (Posts: 4841; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yup lol...they were the s*it for a little while, but they are still laughing all the way to the bank thanks to fb.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:22

49. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 146; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


The latest rift dk has the same screen as the note 4(its not released yet)...but yes we do need much higher resolution screens(with higher ppi) to solve the prob.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:18

53. NexusX (Posts: 556; Member since: 16 May 2013)


i can't agree more. the fact that google easily made a VR headset using cardboard has shown FB blew billions of dollars only to purchase a hobby

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 13:19 1

2. jerry14 (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Dec 2014)


This means if i buy a G3 this month (what im planning to do) i'll get this VR stuff with it? Kinda seems too cool to be true. It would be awsome if i could try that stuff... :'D

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 15:14 3

17. nokia12 (Posts: 573; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


it only cost like 30-40$ for the plastic version of VR headset
10-20$ for the cardboard version

nothing special about it ..

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 20:50

37. lyndon420 (Posts: 4841; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


But to have it all come together in the same box? Priceless.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 13:22 5

3. FlyingDutch (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


Finally, a decent, non-pentile VR.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 13:45 12

5. maherk (Posts: 4550; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Non-pentile?? Note 4's screen was voted as the best screen on a smartphone, now deal with it Apple boy ;)

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 13:47 6

6. FlyingDutch (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


blah blah blah blah.

pentile remains pentile.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 14:32 10

13. maherk (Posts: 4550; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


And an illiterate dumb iSheep will always remain an illiterate dumb iSheep

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 14:48 7

14. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


LOL! Comparing cardboard to Gear vR developed by Oculus? You're an ignorant peon.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 16:05 1

23. KyleRiemen (Posts: 134; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


it ain't cardboard...

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 16:32 1

25. medtxa (Posts: 1283; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


at least you can watch movie with it. still amoled remain the best for VR due to perfect black, remember it's like you're in a room without light when wearing a VR.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 16:57 3

26. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Maherk, I think he's Jakelee. Lmao.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 17:07 1

29. rd_nest (Posts: 1646; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Captain obvious strikes again.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 17:09 1

30. rd_nest (Posts: 1646; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


You are a special type of moron, I will give you that.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 20:16 1

34. FlyingDutch (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


I feel somewhat honored since everything he predicted came or is coming true:
- Sammy falling down
- Apple wiping the floor with Android
- Android having tons of difficulties with the transition
- 64-bit Android apps non-existent yet
- Apple making 64-bit apps mandatory starting this month
- 6s coming without the "legacy" aarch32

PS: Even s-Murfette became iMurfette

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 20:51 1

38. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


What's up iBoy.
Jakelee is back.
Poor Smurfete has been indoctrinated by Apple.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 20:55

39. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


For all the noted new features of the iPhone 5S, this 64-bit switch is almost entirely marketing fluff. It’s not going to be the key to the SoC’s higher performance. That’ll come from architectural improvements Apple integrates into the phone’s handling of 32-bit code for at least the next 6-12 months.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 20:57

41. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


There are two reasons to adopt a 64-bit architecture. First, there’s RAM addressing. 32-bit systems are limited to 4GB of RAM in theory and typically 2-3GB for any single application depending on OS parameters. 64-bit operating systems allow for up to 16 exabytesof memory. The push to move ARM CPUs to 64-bit architectures has been discussed almost entirely in terms of servers because that’s where the actual benefits to memory addressing are.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 20:58 2

42. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Apple isn’t going to start shipping a phone with more than 4GB of RAM, because RAM takes a significant amount of power to initialize. That’s a non-starter. In mobile, you rearchitect to cut power, not to spend more of it running banks of memory you don’t need. That leaves the second advantage of moving to a 64-bit architecture — companies often use them as an excuse to clean up all the cruft and garbage left in a previous implementation of a 32-bit chip.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 21:09

43. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


An increase of 25% quarter over quarter does not constitute a fail.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 21:11 1

44. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Apple doesn't care. They rather sell less and make more money on each. It's their whole marketing plan, sell a phone that is perceive as luxury for a price that is way over what the phone is really worth. Basically you're paying for the name. So they sell to people with enough disposable income to afford a luxury item. And in this economy, that's the top 20%. That's ok for Apple, that's what they want.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 21:13 1

45. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


You're right about that.. and I try my best to point that out to customers as it trickles down to almost everything.. from cables to accessories everything in relation to Apple is sold "at a premium". I actively try and steer customers away from Apple, and always have. As I will admit I live in a less affluent area and we sell more of the lower scale phones. But what always gets me are the people who are like "Apple is going to dominate" and that's never going to happen. And its really not even in Apple's market plan. They're always going to be a niche product. Maybe quite a large niche.. but their pricing does keep them from mass adoption. Not blaming them, it works for them.. and more power to them I say. But for most people Apple definitely is not the best bang for your buck.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 21:15

46. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


1 billion sold. Proving what? that Apple consumers are STUPIDS, paying overprice for a piece of failing technology, the i6+ bends to anything, the camera is just average(I've seen the pictures, I'm not impressed), at least the Lumias, HTCs and Galaxys have really good cameras... why pay over $700 for a phone with a lousy pixelated camera... and that's just the camera... but keep living in your safe world don't hear me, say "LALALALA" and cove your hears, because every Apple consumer is a lousy LOSER with a need to "get attention", insecures of themselves, that's why they need to pay a lot to "fit in", to get "respect" because having an idevice equals being rich and "if you are rich, people respects you".
Apple consumers are at best: PATHETIC.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:10

50. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


It's not like there are any Apple iOs devices with more than 2GB anyway... Most only have 1GB.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:11

51. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


It will only be able to use cardboard type apps, and you're right it's made of plastic but for all intents it's exactly the same.

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