LG G5 ‘Friends’ Make Their Way to the United States

BY Sagar Gandhi

Published 25 May 2016

LG Electronics (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA)

LG had announced a list of companion devices that were compatible with their latest offering — a modular phone dubbed the G5. These ‘Friends’, a name LG calls the devices that compliment the modular design of the G5, include the 360 VR headset, a fisheye 360 Cam, Harman Kardon engineered Tone Platinum audio headset, and the Cam Plus camera grip. Now, the company has announced that these accessories will be available across carrier stores and through its website in the country.

The cheapest of the modular attachments, the Cam Plus, which adds a grip and camera controls to the G5, is the cheapest of the accessories at $70. The other modules, namely the Tone Platinum headset, 360 Cam and VR headset are priced well over $200.

Interestingly, the Hi-Fi module that LG developed in association with B&O is not listed on the site. In fact, the accessory is not available for sale across any of the carriers as well. The reason behind this remains unknown, but it is likely due to the low demand or some certification issues. The BB-8 inspired Rolling Bot also seems to be missing, however, LG is confident that more third-party ‘Friends’ will come along to and join the lineup

[Via Engadget]