DJI has already teased this new VR headset like FPV Goggles when they announced the Mavic Pro last year but it took them a couple of months to fully unveil this new device.
For those who are unfamiliar, FPV (First-person View) Goggles has been around for quite some time now. They are these head attachments that lets you see what the drone cameras are seeing. And in some variant, it also lets you control the camera angle by tilting your head. The DJI Goggles have all of that features and more.
The DJI Goggles has a 2K screen inside that is split into two 1280 x 1440 for each eye, a resolution that is even sharper than most VR headsets that are out in the market today. And with DJI’s low-lag OcuSync wireless transmission technology, you can stream live video feed at 720p/60fps and close range at 1080p/30fps with a latency of only 110ms. The antennas built in the device also provides a reliable connection with a 360° coverage to make sure you are still connected even when the drone is behind you.
The headset itself looks a little bulky. The headband has the same design cues with the PlayStation VR, which uses a solid material to evenly balance the DJI Goggle’s weight around the head, making it comfortable to use for hours. People with glasses shouldn’t also be worried about the device’s eyecup design.
Other hardware features include a Touchpad remote controller placed at the right side of the headset. It is really useful since you really can’t see the buttons while you’re using the Goggles. There’s also a battery indicator, a dial that adjusts the lens, a microUSB port, microSD card slot, headphone port and an HDMI output.
The DJI Goggles also takes advantage of the smart features of their drones. For one, the Intelligent Flight Mode works well with the headset. With the feature’s fixed-wing mode, you can experience a realistic flight simulation experience.
And probably the coolest thing that the DJI Goggles does is the Head Tracking feature. Tilting your head controls either the yaw of the aircraft or only the camera gimbal. Now that’s some real VR experience action, but only with the real-life scenery.
The drone community is growing at a fast rate in this past few months, and we’re excited to what they think about this device. The DJI Goggles will be available for $449.00 (Php22,327.42 when converted directly) and will start shipping on May 20, 2017.
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