Back at MWC in February, LG announced some "Friends" alongside its G5 smartphone. These LG Friends are either modular accessories for the G5 itself, or standalone gadgets that supposedly work best in conjunction with the G5.
Almost the full set of Friends has now been priced in the UK, courtesy of online retailer Clove. The LG Cam Plus is both a camera grip and an extended battery pack for the G5, and it will be sold for £69. You can already pre-order one, with shipping starting on April 8.
The LG Hi-Fi Plus (with B&O Play) is a DAC aimed at music enthusiasts, as it includes its own amp and headphone socket, which should mean it will provide much higher-quality sound than the G5's built-in system. This has been developed in cooperation with Bang&Olufsen, and it's on pre-order priced at £149. It too will be out on April 8.
The LG 360 Cam (pictured above) is designed with 360-degree videos in mind, as its name clearly implies. It has two 13 MP sensors and three directional microphones. You can upload the videos it creates to YouTube, or watch them using the LG 360 VR, of which more below. The LG 360 Cam costs £199.
Finally, the 360 VR is a VR headset as you'd expect, capable of playing back 360-degree videos. It uses a USB Type-C connection to hook up to your G5 smartphone. The LG 360 VR can be yours for £199. Availability details for the 360 Cam and 360 VR aren't known yet. As for the LG Rolling Bot, not even its price is official at this point, so we assume it's going to be a while before you can see it in stores.
Yes, it is.
is "gimmicky" a word? Go read a book.
Way too expensive. Should have made these attachments cheap. Just to get the ball rolling. Then add way better and cooler stuff. The sound modular for that price should have included an awesome headphone set as well...