LG's latest gadget literally flips its lid

Don't want to waste time taking a headset off? LG's got you covered.

Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
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That's a VR headset right there. A promising one, too!

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Want a sip of water? With most VR headsets, you'll need a straw.

But LG's new prototype has a clever solution: the entire visor flips right up.

LG is perhaps the biggest, best-known company to totally screw up virtual reality on its first try -- take it from us, the LG 360 VR was terrible.

But it seems the company has learned its lesson, because this LG HMD Prototype (final name TBD) is pretty awesome. I got to try it at the 2017 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. With a little work, I think it could be the best VR headset yet.

Want to know more? Here's my full write-up, with all the nitty-gritty details you're looking for.

Up close with LG's VR headset prototype

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