What if I told you, you can experience flying without actually flying? No, you don’t need to choose between the red or the blue pill. We are not talking about the Matrix here; we are talking about DJI Goggles.
The DJI Goggles were developed by DJI or Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Founded in 2006 by Frank Wang (Wāng Tāo) the current CEO DJI has earned a reputation for its development of unmanned aerial vehicles or UAV drones for aerial photography and videography for civilian use and is recognized as one of the leading companies if not the leading company in the field as of 2015. Currently, the company manufactures products for all aspects of their drones from controllers, to the cameras to the drones themselves.
The goggles are made for FPV flying exclusively with DJI products. It combines two large ultra-high quality screens that have low lag wireless connectivity and a direct control of photo and video capture. It also has a few different Flight Modes like ActiveTrack, TapFly, Terrain Follow, Cinematic Mode and Tripod mode.
They are a bit bulky but despite that promotional materials promise that they are in fact better than most goggles when it comes to quality. Each screen on the inside of the goggles have 1280 x 1440 resolution and they are compatible with DJI’s OcuSync wireless technology so you can stream 720p long distance and 1080p when the drone is closer. It also has a 360° coverage.
Here is what makes this product even sweeter: The Head Tracking feature. With this feature, your head becomes the joystick for the drone so when you turn your head to the left or right the drone will do the same. Letting you, at long last, live your dream of flying free while keeping your feet planted squarely on the ground. For some, this would be even better for people who get queasy when they are on a plane. Well, you don’t have a destination to go to but an amazing view to drool over. Of course, the view would depend on where you are but then again anything seems to look nice from above.
There is another mode that also lets you use your head to control the gimbal with its 360-degree movement and continue using the actual controller for the flight control. This is an interesting device that has been added to the world of drones and VRs. The goggles cost $449 and will start shipping after May 20th.
Patricia Bean says
Have you ever seen anyone wearing these in public areas?
Rodney Black says
Does DJI have this drone market cornered? Does the company offer racing drones as well?
Leola Younker says
I bought a Yuneec Typhoon H and they also have the goggles. They are called SkyView, I think. I have not used them yet, but after watching this video, I think I would like to give them a try. It is too bad they cost $500.
Antonio White says
We all know that the goggles are not going to be cheap, right? One of the features that I really liked was the fact that the camera on my Mavic Pro tilted up or down as I moved my head. That really gave you the FPV feeling!
Isaac Dowling says
Yeah, I have used the goggles with my Mavic as well. The experience is a totally different feeling. I liked it. I just was not ready to spend the money for them because I could not justify using them a lot.
Michael Vanwingerden says
I am sure the view is just awesome. What I would like to see is a pair of FPV goggles that is compatible with any drone on the market.
Derrick Horton says
I have a drone and there are more than a few times I wished I could see what the drone sees a little better. Most of the top of the line drones come with screens, but in the sunlight, you cannot see anything. These FPV goggles would make that experience a better one.
Elizabeth Hoffman says
I really didn’t think that I would like something like this hanging off my head. I avoided trying them and didn’t want to spend the money on them. Then a friend pushed them on me with his Mavic Pro. I cannot believe how much fun they are to use!
Teresa Jones says
Great product. DJI seems to be in the front of the competition and with something like this it makes sense. Just get out there and do it and the consumers will love you 🙂
Robert Rhem says
I must say that the reviews that I have seen about these are pretty rad! It might add another element to flying a drone that was not there before. I think that DJI is the company to take drones to the next level and I am happy to see them release a new product like this.
Jason Hamilton says
Yeah they have been. Of the two branded options that I have used and the other 3rd party options on the market, DJI has the best ones in my opinion.
Joe Bell says
I also have the DJI option for FPV goggles and I LOVE them. They work great, never disconnect and really allow me to fly my drone in a way I could not before.