Thursday , August 24 2017

More pricing details emerge for LG G5, but nothing for Australia (yet)

LG 360 VR Headset

We’ve had some hints at pricing for the LG G5 because the phone launches in the US in just over a week’s time on 1 April. While there’s absolutely no detail on when we might see LG bring the G5 to Australia, we are getting some more information on the pricing of the G5’s various friends accessories, including the LG 360 VR headset and 360 CAM.

B&H Photo have listed both devices for pre-order on their website, and both are priced at $199 US, leading to (our) speculation that the local pricing for Australia will be closer to the $299 mark.

Having had a good play with these devices over at MWC last month, I can definitely recommend the LG 360 VR goggles; they’re easier to use than Cardboard, because you don’t have to hold them on, and while Samsung’s Gear VR works the same way, it’s quite a bit heavier than the LG VR goggles, because the Samsung Gear VR requires a phone in the goggles to make it work. LG’s 360 VR goggles connect to the LG G5 (or compatible handset) via a cable, meaning the phone can stay on your desk or in your pocket, making for a much easier, more comfortable experience.

As for the LG 360 CAM, the possibilities there are virtually endless. You can create your own 360º content for your 3D goggles and share it on YouTube for others to see. Take it with you out and about, or capture family events and see everything that’s happening in the room. We can’t wait to play with these some more.

We should have information on Australian availability of these accessories, and the actual phone, soon.

 
Source: B&H Photo.

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3 Comments on "More pricing details emerge for LG G5, but nothing for Australia (yet)"

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Shwetha kodumuru
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Shwetha kodumuru

“Having had a good play with these devices over at MWC last month, I can definitely recommend the LG 360 VR goggles;”…..lol. Gizmodo rated them as worst vr ever used…..this happens when u try to promote a brand ????

Chris
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No, it happens when a brand tries something new and we like it. Samsung’s Gear VR is cool, but suffers some pretty annoying problems of its own. Not compatible with Cardboard, a hugely popular VR ecosystem. Hugs the face so tightly that the lenses forever fog up. Is only compatible with a limited number of devices. I could go on. By comparison, LG’s goggles were light, comfortable and seemed to show promise, and if they work out the kinks in the pre production samples they had at MWC, which I might add I’ve used and you probably haven’t, then LG… Read more »
vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

$299 for LG VR which cannot be used while phone is charging….lol….Samsung VR is half the price and can be used also when phone is being charged….also Samsung has few good apps compared to LG ;p
I would say wait till they realize and reduce prices…..or LG must give this as free like how Samsung is doing

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