LG 360 VR

by todor on March 23, 2014, 9:30 pm

The LG 360 VR is a headset that you have to connect to your LG G5 via the USB Type-C cable, instead of sliding your phone into the front like Cardboard or Gear VR.

LG is jumping on the VR bandwagon with the release of its new LG 360 VR headset, designed exclusively for the new G5 phone. We had a chance to try it during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and ended up with some strong feelings. The LG 360 VR is way less immersive (and impressive) than other headsets like the Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive—and it’s hard to imagine who on Earth would want a headset like this.

Why? First of all, the whole headset is smaller and clunkier than any other headset I’ve tried. It’s actually so thin that it doesn’t fully cover your eyes, so a reasonable amount of light enters your vision while you’re wearing the headset.

Light leaks tend to ruin any VR experience, because they end up making you feel connected to the real world, rather than being able to focus on the virtual one. It’s also annoying to see moving things enter and exit your peripheral vision. On the spectrum of immersion, the LG 360 VR undoubtedly ranks last.