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[CNET] LG plans on shipping a Virtual Reality headset with every LG G3 phone

February 13, 2015


(Courtesy of LG)

(Courtesy of LG)


LG is teaming up with Google to try bringing virtual reality to the masses.

The South Korean electronics company said Monday that it’ll soon kick off a new promotion that offers a virtual-reality headset — the VR for G3 — for free for new buyers of its G3 flagship smartphone. The headset, which is based on Google’s Cardboard device, uses the G3 as the screen, allowing owners to use it for VR apps and games downloaded from the Google Play store.

“This is just the beginning of the virtual reality movement, which until recently was expensive and inaccessible to everyday consumers,” Chris Yie, an LG marketing executive, said in a statement.