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LG's 360 VR headset doesn't dazzle when it comes to virtual realityIt may have a lightweight design, but the LG 360 VR offers a disappointing VR experience compared to competing devices.
It's 2016 which means every company needs to offer a VR style gadget. LG is the latest off the block with the LG 360 VR, designed to work with its brand new flagship phone the G5. The 360 VR uses a USB type C cable to connect with the phone, so you're actually watching on the dual 960x720 resolution screens built into the headset while the phone does all the processing. Design is extremely lightweight, but it's also more open than other headsets, which results in a lot light leaking into your field of view. The lenses can be focused independently, which sounds handy, but it's tricky to get right. Because you're holding the phone, you can tap on the screen to accept commands, instead of using the OK button on the headset. The 360 VR has a headphone jack. So you're also not connected to your phone by two separate cables. The 360 VR is a part of the G5 friend, the range of accessories made for the G5. The headset is light but it's weighed down by poor design choices. Check out the full review of the LG 360 VR on cnet.com. [SOUND]