A completely unique for better and worse tethered mobile VR system, compatible only with the relatively unsuccessful LG G5. A lack of content and a high price makes it difficult to justify buying one.
VRS OVERALL RATINGRecomended Not Recomended
The LG 360 VR is a very interesting product because, unlike the Gear VR from Samsung, you don’t actually stick your phone into it. Instead the phone is connected via a USB-C cable and ports the imagery to the unit.
This puts the 360 into the rather unique category of “tethered mobile VR” and comes with both advantages and disadvantages.
On the plus side of the equation you have better ergonomics because the HMD does not have to accommodate a honking big phone. There is also true separation, since there is one screen for each eye. This makes the 360 one of the slickest mobile VR solutions so far.
On the negative side, this will ONLY work with the LG G5. LG have really missed an opportunity here. If you have a headset that just needs to be plugged in, why not open it up to other phones with USB-C? Instead LG have opted to make this an accessory for their unpopular G5 phone, a device that tried something new with modularity, but ultimately no one cared about it.
Since it uses such a unique system, content for this rather expensive accessory has also been lacking, since it does not conform to the more widely-used cardboard model. So even if you actually own a G5 there’s no compelling reason to buy one. It’s a real pity too, because LG is onto something here, they just need to (ironically) untether it from their own phones.
|Field of view||80º|
|Sensors||Head Tracking, Gyroscope, Magnometer and Accelerometer|
|Connections||USB-C (Only to LG G5)|
|Audio||Via Headphone Jack|
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