LG announces pricing for G5 'Friends' accessories, available now
Similar to the way homebrew users customize PCs builds, the LG G5 gives customers the ability to swap out parts and upgrade components just by popping the battery out of the bottom and installing a new module.
LG just announced that the four major companion accessories for the G5 are available now at participating retail locations, US carrier stores, and the LG online store. The offerings include:
The Cam Plus is essentially a camera grip, which physically gives you a better handle on the phone when you take pictures. It has a toggle switch to launch the camera, a digital-zoom dial, a physical shutter button, and a video recording button. In spirit, it's much like the Incipio Focal camera case or the Snappgrip for the Apple iPhone.
Available: Now (all carriers); in stores and online for \\$69.99
The 360 Cam has two lenses at the top, each with an angle of view of 200 degrees -- ample coverage for stitching together for a single spherical image. A shutter release just below the lens lets you quickly snap a 360-degree selfie or grab some 2K-resolution video. It can send media to your Android device via Bluetooth or you can connect it to a G5 and use the app to see your shots as a viewfinder.
Available: Now; in stores and online for \\$199.99
The 360 VR uses the processing power of the LG G5 to run the virtual experiences. However, instead of placing your phone directly into the headset and using the phone's screen as your window into virtual reality, the 360 VR -- complete with its own screen -- plugs into the G5 via a USB-C cable. The result is a lighter headset that works kind of like a pair of safety goggles, only less cool-looking.