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LG giving away a free VR headset with the purchase of an LG G3 (U.S. only)

For a limited time, folks who decide to purchase a new LG G3 from select U.S. retailers will receive a free virtual reality headset.

Published onMarch 31, 2015

LG Electronics MobileComm USA VR Headset

LG has just announced that customers who purchase an LG G3 from select U.S. retailers will receive a free virtual reality headset with their purchase. The headset, which was announced last February, is essentially a plastic version of Google Cardboard built specifically for the G3. Though it’s built by LG, the headset utilizes the same VR content library as Cardboard which can be found in the Google Play Store. Just like Cardboard, VR for G3 features a neodymium ring magnet on the side that works with the magnetic gyroscope sensor in the G3 which allows the user to switch applications and scroll through menus without the need for a touchscreen display. There’s also no assembly required, so G3 owners will just need to pop in the phone and start downloading content.

In addition, the headset will come with a QR code in the box that will unlock a free download of a VR game.

This might sound like a nice deal, but remember, we’re only about a month away from the LG G4 announcement. If you can wait to buy a new smartphone, it might be a good idea to do so. Plus, if you end up snagging a G4 when it becomes available, you can purchase your very own Google Cardboard kit from Amazon for around $5.

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