LG G3 with VR for G3

LG will offer a free accessory giveaway later in February for LG G3 buyers called VR for G3. It's basically a plastic version of the Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer that houses the smartphone with cutouts for the G3's rear-mounted buttons.

VR for G3 will use the LG G3's Quad HD display to show the VR apps and videos. The company stated:

VR for G3 features a unique design that leverages the G3's signature Rear Key layout, compared to other smartphones where the volume rockers are located on the side of the phone. This unique design also means VR for G3 takes full advantage of the flagship phone's 1W speaker with Boost AMP to provide richer, clearer sound effects that complement the rich visuals. For a more personal experience, VR for G3 can be combined with a Bluetooth headsets such as LG Tone Infinim for wireless enjoyment.

The design of VR for G3 is based on the blueprint for Google Cardboard, available online for home DIY fans. The neodymium ring magnet on the side of the VR for G3 works with the magnetic gyroscope sensor in the G3 to select applications and scroll through menus without touching the display.

The VR for G3 giveaway is expected to begin later this month and we will provide more information and our hands-on impressions on the accessory when it becomes available.