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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: 507; 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: 507; 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 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 09 Feb 2015, 20:48

36. lyndon420 (Posts: 4405; 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, 08:18

53. NexusX (Posts: 507; 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: 486; 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: 4405; 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: 3805; 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: 3805; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


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

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, 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 10 Feb 2015, 04:10

50. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; 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 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, 09:04

54. NexusX (Posts: 507; Member since: 16 May 2013)


i think the reason why apple is sticking with 8 megapixels camera is because they know the majority of their customers would use their phones for quick photo. more mps only make pictures bigger and slow processing time which most their customers don't need when they only view their photos with their phones instead they tweak their softwares to make the taking pictures quicker and easier. In my experience i think iphones cameras focus faster than any smartphone camera i've used. ios photo gallery loads the quickest and best of all mobile os.

i don't think negotiating contracts for camera components would be a problem for Apple since they have tremendous bargaining power. any camera makers would be happy to do business with apple and supply them with top of the line components. Apple would probably get them cheaper than any of their competitor should they wish to participate in the MP race for sales volumns alone.

In summary, i think cameras used in android phones are mostly gimmicks

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 00:51

55. p00tis (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Nov 2014)


Why so much hate? Damn, Android users are getting more vicious by the day. I am an iPhone 6 user by the way. Anyways, everything you just said is false.

1. Bending: Come on. COME ON! By now it is blatantly clear that under sensible conditions your phone will never bend. Yeah, I guess it bends if you squeeze it as hard as you can, but why would you even do that? Case closed.

2. Camera: I'm not even going to go in depth about this. iPhone has one of the best smartphone cameras on the market. Saying otherwise is just plain wrong.

3. Overpriced: The iPhone 6 is $649, and the 6+ is $749. Let's look at some rival flagships, shall we? (Unlocked prices)
G3: $600
Note 4: $700
HTC One M8: $700
Nexus 6: $650
See what I mean? It's right there with all the other popular phones.

4. That we're pathetic losers: This made me chuckle. I didn't buy an iPhone to "fit in," nor did I buy it for "respect." I bought it for the same reason you bought whatever phone you have. It's the right phone for me. That's absolutely all there is to it. And no, I don't think I'm pathetic for using an iPhone.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 17:07 1

29. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Captain obvious strikes again.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 14:48 7

14. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; 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: 120; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


it ain't cardboard...

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:11

51. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; 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.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 16:32 1

25. medtxa (Posts: 1133; 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, 17:09 1

30. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


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

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 13:37 5

4. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Good luck with your crapdragon 801. This plastic LG toy is going to melt down from the heat.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 16:59 2

27. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Own one before you start talking crap ;)

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 17:43 2

31. hallihallo.87 (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


At least we can afford to buy a nice phone.
Go play with your brick. And please, do it on a highway ;)

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 13:49 3

7. rwolf1984 (Posts: 530; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


I hope current LG G3 users can get one at a discount...

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 14:14 1

8. hankuk77 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


what a crap for $310...

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 15:51 1

21. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


No, they mean that the Gear VR is $310.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 16:32 2

24. wargreymon (Posts: 712; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


And the Gear VR isn't really worth $310, now is it :P

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 14:28 3

11. Donone41 (Posts: 91; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


This s**t is gonna overheat and lag so much that you want to poke your effin eye out lmao. Lg the copier with their half bake shiat.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 17:04 2

28. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


This guy is hilarious, I think...^

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 18:01 1

32. hallihallo.87 (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Lag? I don´t think so. Lollipop since 23 dec? Hell yes!
Decent score on Antutu? Just took a test, and nearly 43500 is fine to me ;)

imgur.com/xOmQlNJ

What toy do you play with?

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 22:36

47. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Give this man a cookie^

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 14:32 1

12. medicci37 (Posts: 1278; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Wish I could hold out for the next Note. That's gonna be a 14 nm beast!

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 14:59 1

16. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


at least LG Qhd is justified now.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 15:20

18. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Im geting mines.well it free and it does the job.plus the g3. Is a very good phone atleast better than the galaxy s5...haters will always talk..if it was samsung doing this they would be all exited and happy. Both are korean companies and the best.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 19:28 2

33. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Go, LG!

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 20:35

35. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


A plastic version of a cardboard version of VR compared to the oculus rift made Samsung Gear VR. And yes even the original first released oculus rift was a note 3 screen and the newest is the note 4.. hmm I why they pick the note lines screen and setup for the finest VR commercially available to date. For the hell of it? NO cause Samsung note screens ARE THE TOP OF THE LINE..

GG

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