It has been a long time coming, DJI has had references to a set of FPV goggles in their materials for quite some time now. Today they unwrapped the DJI Goggles.
We are heading out the door immediately after we write this to go get hands-on time with the DJI Goggles at NAB Show in Las Vegas. Enjoy some of the details below, but stay tuned for full coverage.
Inside the DJI Goggles are two 5-inch displays with Full HD resolution, that’s a combined viewing area of 3840 x 1080. They weigh 495 g, so just over 1 lb, and have a hefty base system that has a crown-style design with nice padding to attach to your head. In total the Goggles are over 2 lbs.
Video on the DJI Goggles is provided in several ways depending on your needs. For the Mavic Pro you can get video wirelessly via OcuSync transmission at 720p up to 1080p, depending on your connection to your drone.
Connecting your Phantom 4 series craft or the Inspire 2 allows for a wired connection from your remote control. Again you’re looking at 720p video unless all conditions are perfect, then you can get full 1080p video in your Goggles with latency on all a little over 100 ms. No, these are not the goggles you want for your racing drone!
Another option is to use the built-in HDMI port, that’s right, you can, if you want, use the DJI Goggles as screen for near any media device. They say the dual 5-inch panels feel like a 216-inch TV sitting about 3 meters from you. That’s a bit of a head turner.
The DJI Goggles also have a microSD card slot for reviewing footage, a micro USB port to connect to remotes or charge and a 3.5mm headphone jack for full immersion.
One of the best parts of the new DJI Goggles is a rechargeable 9,440 mAh battery. DJI says you’ll enjoy about 6 hours of battery life. That’s 6 hours of flight, video games, or whatever you wish to view through the various connection options. Six hours, let’s be honest, that’s two full flight sessions with the Mavic Pro using all three batteries from the Fly More bundle. Well done DJI!
The DJI Goggles are $449 at DJI, you can order now, but we’re waiting until May 20th until they start shipping.
Stay tuned for more, we’re headed to DJI right now to learn more and see how they feel on our head. Any questions?