When LG introduced their latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5, they did more than just introduce the latest smartphone in the LG G range. Instead, LG looked to introduce one of the first devices that employs what looks to be an exciting new age of smartphone technology, modular design. As a result, owners of the LG G5 can essentially swap out aspects of their smartphone for other aspects. For instance, if your battery is dead, swap it for a new one. Want a better grip when taking images with the camera, add one. Need better audio quality, you get the picture.
However, a modular-designed smartphone is only as good as the modules available, as without them there is little to actually swap in or out. This is where LG also took the G5 launch to introduce the “friends” of the LG G5. The modules which you could buy as additional purchases and really take advantage of the modular nature of the G5. Although, in spite of the G5 being on sale for some time in the U.S., those friends had yet to become officially available without the use of a third-party or re-seller. That has now changed though.
LG has today confirmed that the G5 Friends are now available to buy in the U.S and directly from LG. As a result, if you do own the LG G5 and had been waiting to pick up from LG either the LG 360 VR headset, the LG 360 CAM (which is a camera attachment for the G5) or the LG CAM Plus (which looks to offer the improved grip when using the G5's camera), then now you can. As well as the LG Tone Platinum Wireless Stereo Headset, which is also available. LG did of course, also introduce an audio-related module from Bang & Olufsen, the Hi-Fi Audio DAC module, although it has been widely reported that this is a product which is not coming to the U.S. So as you might expect, you cannot pick up the Bang & Olufsen Hi-Fi Audio DAC from LG. For all the other modules though, head through the link below and over to the LG Friends page listing.