DJI lets you fly its drones in first person view

by Haadi Bakar
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Ever thought of stepping inside a quadcopter drone’s cockpit? Drone maker DJI lets you do just that with the aid of its new headset.

The DJI Goggles wirelessly connects to DJI’s Mavic Pro and Phantom drones, giving the wearer a first person view of the drones in flight.

You can even pair two of DJI’s goggles to a single drone for a shared experience.

It’s not exactly VR, because it doesn’t render the feed in 3D. Still you get an immersive viewing experience equivalent to sitting 10 feet away from a 216-inch home theatre screen, DJI claims.

The headset also lets the wearer control the drone camera, such as adjust focus, take pictures and start/stop recording.

There’s also an intelligent feature called Fixed-Wing Mode, which lets you look around freely and enjoy the view while the drone flies and maneuvers automatically.

So if you’ve always wondered what it’s like to fly like Iron Man or Superman, the DJI Goggles lets you fulfill that fantasy while keeping you safe on the ground for just US$450 (around B$630).

Of course, you’ll also need to cough up for one of DJI’s quadcopter drones in order for the headset to work. But if you already own a Mavic Pro or a Phantom 4, the goggles will make a fine accessory for your drone hobby.

The DJI Goggles will be available May 20.

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