DJI’s new drone goggles gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “Bird’s Eye View”
To see the world through the eye of a bird.
Drone cameras have been making waves in the tech market as new tools for videography and photography which enables even the most amateur of photo and video enthusiasts to capture breathtaking sceneries from up above without having to haul around huge cranes or risk the danger of climbing up tall platforms.
DJI, the Chinese tech company known for manufacturing drones, drone cameras, and UAVs, aims to bring this experience to a whole new level as they introduce their very own DJI Goggles.
Built like a VR headset, what it basically does is it transmits whatever video your drone camera is capturing directly in front of your eyes just like a traditional VR headset, giving you an Augmented Reality level experience where you get a complete bird’s eye view of your surroundings based on your drone camera’s location.
The DJI Goggles offers viewing experience in 60 FPS, for that cinematic feel, when on 720p resolutions, whereas the High Def 1080p will only be at 30 FPS, which is not that bad honestly, and a latency of 110 ms with a complete 360-degree coverage. The device also comes with head tracking so all you need to do is to turn your head in order to also turn your cameras while your hands are controlling your drone’s flight path, additionally, you can also use the head tracking to also control the drone’s yaw or rotation. The device runs for up to 6 hours when fully charged, which is rather long, although a downside would be its total weight which is around 1 kg (2.2 lbs).
The DJI Goggles is now available for pre-order online through the DJI Store and is priced at USD 449, before you buy though, note that the device mainly works with DJI’s own line of Phantom, Mavic and Inspire series drones, 3rd party devices are listed as part of the supported or compatible UAVs.