LG G5 Friends – LG 360 VR – review

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Welcome to my review of the LG 360 VR available from Clove Technology for £199.

The Key Specification

– Chipset Baseband STM32F411 – Cortex-M4
-Application Processor 100MHz
– Optic Field Of View 80 Horizontial FOV
– Display Size (inch) 1.88” LCD(each lens)
– Resolution 960×720
– Audio Ear Jack 3.5mm
– Physical UI Button Back/Select
– Connectivity USB USB 2.0+TypeC Plug
– USB OTG 280mA or less (for 5.0V)
– Sensor Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
– In the box – Carrying Case, Light Blocker, Manual, Lens Cleaner Yes
– Dimensions/Weight 164.1 x 185.6 x 45.9 mm / Set 113g (including Cable), Light Blocker 21.3g

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Hardware

The LG 360 VR come in a protective case. That’s good. There are incredible light and comfortable compared to the Samsung Gear VR. The Samsung Gear VR needs your phone inserted into the device whereas LG have adopted a much better solution. The LG 360 VR connect via a USB Type C cable to the LG G5. The G5 screen becomes a trackpad. This is so natural and easy to operate. The VR itself has keys for OK and Back. As I mentioned the controls are managed on the whole via your G5 touch screen. You can nod to activate hot areas too. The 360 VR also has a headphone jack for audio.

The Experience

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When connecting the LG 360 VR for the very first time it will download and install the 360 VR manager. This is as shown above in the screen shots. To adjust each lens you have to turn the eye pieces inside the device. That initially will mean taking the device on and off your head a few times until you have the perfect setting. The device doesn’t create a full blacked out scenario, so it you peek down to the floor you will see it. However, if you just look ahead and move around with the VR device it is fine. In terms of available apps/games that LG provide this is extremely limited at present and really needs updating quickly. Watching YouTube and your own created content is superb.

Conclusion

The LG 360 VR is a good attempt by LG to bring the world of VR to the masses. It works well with the LG 360 Cam and other 360 content available on YouTube. They are also really light compared to other offerings and easy to operate and connect with the LG G5.

If you are interested in the LG 360 VR, these are now in stock and available at Clove Technology.

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