DJI has just announced a VR headset called Goggles, which gives users a first person view of what exactly your drone is recording. At first glance, it may seem almost identical to Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR headphones (except for color), but make no mistake, DJI glasses do not provide a 360-degree video feed and that is exactly why we call it " VR-like. " That said, the company claims that the headset shows the same 1080p image in each eye, which makes you feel as if you are watching a 216-inch TV about 10 feet away.
The first person view is not the only characteristic that the company boasts. DJI Goggles also provides head tracking capabilities. The headset allows pilots to control the drone camera movements simply by shaking the head in the desired direction. In addition to this, a touch panel is integrated directly into the glasses that will give you access to some of the key smart features that DJI claims.
The company promises a low latency transmission of only 110 ms and the Goggles will provide a visibility of 720p at 60 fps, if you do not want to lose the frame rate and 1080p at a visibility of 30fps, if you want that higher resolution. DJI Goggles be compatible with Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 series and Inspire 2 . However, only the Mavic Pro can take advantage of the OcuSync transmission system and synchronize with the headset wirelessly. The drones of the Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 series can be connected using the controller's USB port.
The headset is currently available for pre-sale and begins shipping at the end of May for an initial price of $ 449. Whether Goggles is a worthy complement to your DJI drone, it is something that only you can answer, as it depends on personal preferences