On April 25, 2017, DJI-Innovations(DJI) released its first goggle – DJI Goggles, which not only allows wearers to command a “God’s view”, but also control a drone directly with their heads.
Although it looks cumbersome, the DJI officials said that the headset design makes the overall weight of the goggles evenly distributed in wearers’ head so as to minimize the pressure on the head. Furthermore, there is no need for the nearsighted to remove their glasses before watching. Currently, DJI Goggles supports Mavic Pro, 4 series and Inspire series and the specific functions will be slightly adjusted in accordance with the features of different aircrafts. Its specific performances and configurations are as follows:
• Two built-in antennas are located in the front of the fuselage and another two are placed inside the rear headband, providing a 360 ° omnidirectional reception range.
• Supports two viewing modes: 720p @ 60fps and 1080p @ 30fps (110ms delay);
• binocular resolution ratio: 1920 × 1080;
• provide a FOV (field of view) of 85 °;
• Only support remote download of files on the DJI aircraft product to local player;
• Provide touchpad: support menu navigation;
• Provide headset jack and microSD card slot;
• Battery: 6 hours of battery life.
Of course, the most highly anticipated must be its motion control function. According to the official introduction, as users select the motion control mode in the Goggle shortcut menu to control a PTZ or aircraft, they can move the head in full direction to control the rotation of an aircraft or camera PTZ. For example, by controlling the head of an aircraft to make it rotate at 360 ° horizontally, one can easily observe the surrounding environment.
In addition, users can also use the intelligent flight function of DJI Goggles together with the motion control mode. Just move the head, you can make a drone circling or gliding. Furthermore, with the help of AR trajectory auxiliary line, users can also allow aircrafts to evade obstacles on the route by a great margin to protect the fuselage.
However, this headset is not cheap. According to the statistics on the official website, the selling price of DJI Goggles stands at $ 449. Now the product has already started taking pre-orders and it is expected to ship on May 20, 2017.