LG 360 VR and LG 360 Cam prices set at $199.99, pre-orders go live at B&H

LG 360 VR and LG 360 Cam prices set at $199.99, pre-orders go live at B&H
According to B&H Photo's newly-posted pre-order pages, the LG 360 VR and LG 360 Cam will be priced at $199.99 each.

While major carriers and retailers across the US have already revealed their pricing for the new LG G5, up until today, we've been left in the dark when it comes to the retail prices of the LG 360 VR headset and the LG 360 Cam. 

This mystery unwrapped itself earlier today as B&H Photo Video launched pre-order pages for the two LG Friends accessories, complete with the proper pricing information. Unfortunately, though, both the LG 360 VR and the LG 360 Cam are priced at $199.99, which is a bit higher than most expected.

The LG 360 VR headset, priced at $199.99, doesn't seem to be as competitively priced as Samsung's own Gear VR, which retails for $99.99. However, we also have to take into account the notable difference between the two VR headsets: while Samsung's Gear VR uses the display of a (Samsung) smartphone, the LG 360 comes with a built-in display and communicates with the LG G5 smartphone through the phone's USB Type-C port. 


The advantage of this solution is that the headset is much lighter than competing virtual reality goggles. Unfortunately, you're basically paying a $100 premium for the built-in display.

In the other corner, the LG 360 Cam appears to be a more advantageous proposition. The standalone camera snaps 360-degree photos and captures 2K video content along with 5.1 surround sound. The raw specs include two 13MP wide-angle cameras, a 1200mAh battery, as well as 4GB of expandable internal storage. 

All of that 360-degree video/photo content that the LG 360 Cam will produce can be viewed on any smartphone that's capable of displaying 360-degree video content, aside the obvious compatibility with LG's 360 VR headset.


What do you guys think of the LG 360 Cam and LG 360 VR? Is $199.99 the right price for these accessories?

source: B&H (LG 360 Cam | LG 360 VR)

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15 Comments

1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

when the gear vr cost 100$ ( i managed to get it for 70$ ) i dont think it wroth 200$

7. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

also u can't charge the phone when using VR, hence u r only going to use for limited time unlike gear VR

8. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

360 VR isn't a phone, but a VR device with a built-in display.

10. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

shows how much you know..You also have to plug in the G5 through the USB-C port to load content as it's content isnt stored on the VR headset itself

17. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

I was talking about the VR device itself, not about it being in use of the G5.

2. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Gizmodo : LG 360 VR Is One of the s**ttiest Virtual Reality Headsets I've Ever Tried

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right, it maybe alot more light weight than other VR headset (plus phone weight), but its internal screen isnt that great and cable connection make extra delay between head movement and display responses.. they should give both as free bonus for each G5's purchase, lol

3. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Ouch! Very costly friends

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Damn LG you lost me here.. These friends will fail miserably at that price

5. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

I don't know who's g o ingredients to by these sh***y friends for $200.

6. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Just like that LG f**ked up...who is really going to buy a G5 and then pay more to use these?..and when they bundle it, there goes their profit margins per device sold...

11. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

"Who is really going to buy a G5" Are you retarded? There are LG diehards, just as there are Samsung diehars too. If you don't like and won't buy the G5, then thats on you. Your preference isn't everyone else's.

9. saif2711

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

LG and samsung now living in the Apple world as far as price is concerned.surely going to flop because of the cost.

15. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

The cam plus is 69 bucks..

18. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

GIZMODO: LG 360 VR Is One of the Shi*ttiest Virtual Reality Headsets I've Ever Tried http://gizmodo.com/lg-360-vr-is-one-of-the-s**ttiest-virtual-reality-heads-1760569996

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