There’s no shortage of options when it comes to mobile VR, with Google Cardboard and Gear VR easily the best known examples. LG is hoping to get into the game as well, with its upcoming LG 360 VR headset.
The 360 VR is very thin and lightweight, with LG likely hoping that this means consumers will view it as the most “portable” of VR solutions. Unfortunately, early reviews of the device suggest its size is one of its biggest weaknesses, with the design letting too much light in, which is not only distracting but also breaks immersion.
The 360 VR also doesn’t use a phone for its display, and so its resulting built-in display is actually pretty low resolution compared to alternatives like Gear VR. You do need the LG G5 for the brains however, with the G5 being tethered via a cord. As for content? There’s no hub here, but the LG 360 VR is fully compatible with Google Cardboard and other Android VR solutions (outside of the Gear VR library, that is).
With the aforementioned issues working against it, LG’s pricing will ultimately determine if the 360 VR is a failure or success. At a now confirmed price of $199, we wager it will be the former not the latter. That said, LG does have another VR-related component that might potentially be worth considering: the 360 Cam.
Unlike the 360 VR headset, the cam doesn’t require a connection to the LG G5 and makes it easy to take 360-degree videos. Furthermore you can edit and playback those videos just about anywhere, with no need to stick specifically to the LG ecosystem.
The LG 360 Cam pricing isn’t confirmed just yet, though it is expected to price around $200 to $250.
Source: Android Authority