Feb 09 AT 1:15 PM Evan Selleck 1 Comment

LG offering free plastic Google Cardboard VR accessory with purchase of G3

image LG Google Cardboard VR

Virtual reality is quickly becoming a thing again, thanks to companies like Google, Samsung, and others putting so much effort into the medium. And now LG wants to make it more accessible to even more people, thanks to a new limited-time promotion the manufacturer has kicked off.

Announced on Monday, February 9, LG is going to offer up a free, plastic version of Google’s Cardboard VR accessory for anyone who picks up a G3. The promotion is called “VR for G3,” and it’s exactly the same as the cardboard variant of Google’s VR effort, letting owners install the phone within the headset and where cutouts will be placed for the G3′s button layout on the back cover.

“Unlike other head-mounted VR devices that are designed with their own processors and displays, VR for G3 takes advantage of the visual and sound capabilities of G3 to offer a ­­lighter and more convenient solution. Thanks to the LG G3’s class-leading Quad HD display, VR for G3 is able to provide users with much sharper image quality for a smoother, more realistic VR experience.

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.

As far as a start date goes, LG says it will begin near the end of February, and doesn’t seem to have an expiration date at this point. Do you plan on taking advantage of the deal when it goes live?

Source: LG

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    Any word on existing G3 owners or if the product will be available for sale?