DJI teased a set of VR-like goggles nearly a year ago and now we have more details. Instead of being a proper VR headset with a 3D experience, the DJI Goggles display the live feed from the camera on your Mavic Pro (see on Amazon) or Phantom 4 (see on Amazon). Supposedly, the visual is incredibly immersive, analogous to standing 10 feet away from a 216” TV. Crazy to think about. In close range you’ll see the 1080p footage, but as the drone travels out the footage will drop to 720p.
The DJI Goggles also allow you to control the cameras functions, so while you cannot directly control the drone itself, you can take pictures, start video, and control the yaw and tilt of the camera all with your head. The Goggles are available starting on May 20 and will cost way too much at $450. You can check them out here on DJI’s website.
I really like the concept of having a first-person view of the action. We fly our Mavic Pro just about every week and sometimes because of glare or just the size of the screen, it can be difficult to view the footage on an iPhone or iPad. Having a headset that provided a better, up-close viewing experience would be great and being able to control the camera with the movement of my head would be the ultimate kicker. There’s a good probability that we’ll post a full DJI Goggles review.
In any case, here’s our review of the DJI Mavic Pro in case you missed it.