DJI Goggles Unboxing and Quick Review

We first heard of the DJI Goggles last year when the Mavic Pro was launched. People were impressed by this video and wanted to know more about the new immersive flight experience.  Since the release of the Mavic Pro, “DJI goggles” has ranked high in the list of top searched words in the DJI online store. People were immediately excited by the prospect of ‘first person view’ when flying their drones.



Now the DJI Goggles are finally released! Featuring an 85-degree field of view in full 1080p, a pair of ultra-high quality screens, and a series of intelligent flight modes, the DJI Goggles give you access to an entirely new flying dimension.The DJI Goggles are priced at $449 with an estimated ship date of May 20th.

The DJI store team invited Charles,an independent iPhone and drone photographer, to experience the DJI Goggles. Charles is a DJI fan who used most of  DJI Drones. He will give you a first look and quick review for the new released DJI Goggles!

Quick Unboxing of the DJI Goggles

Unboxing: In the Box and Design

  • What’s in the Box?

▲  The DJI Goggles retail outer-box

▲ On opening the box, you can see the DJI Goggles’ body in the top layer.

▲ Remove the top layer to find the headband and charger

▲ In the center, a black box containing an HDMI cable, USB cable and cleaning cloth can be found

▲ A group photo of what’s “in the box”

  • Appearance and Design

DJI Goggles has adopted a detachable design, making it easier to store and transport. The body weighs 495 g and the headband weighs 500 g. The total weight is close to that of a 1 L bottle of water.

▲ The material of the facial cushion is soft and elastic, to maximize comfort.

▲ The ultra bright lens adopt an optical design, using a beam splitter to display an image in front of each eye, as well as polarization to prevent any image overlap.

▲ A Function button and a Back button can be found below the body. There is also a knob to
adjust inter-pupillary distance, enabling you to find the most suitable position for yourself.

▲ On the left side is a heat vent with dense heat emission holes.
Below the heat vent is a micro SD card slot, audio port and HDMI port.

▲ On the right side is the touch panel with which you can conveniently control your drone.

▲  This is the headband. The outside is solid but the inside part is soft. You should find it comfortable to wear goggles for a long time.


▲  It is comfortable to hold and the material seems to spread the weight evenly.

▲ You may adjust the headband with this knob

▲ There is a USB port integrated in the headband.

▲ Before you wear the DJI Goggles, you must insert the headband buckle into the slot above the body.

▲ Its easier to understand the size comparison when displayed alongside the Mavic Pro.

  ▲ Personally, I love the white and grey design of the DJI Goggles.

▲ Here we have the DJI Goggles lying on the table, with their clean and elegant design.

Quick Review: Wearing the DJI Goggles

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▲Raise the headband over your head to wear DJI Goggles.

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▲ The DJI Goggles are designed with enough space for glasses. I’m happy that I don’t need to take off my glasses when experiencing the DJI Goggles.

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▲It is important to adjust the angle of the DJI Goggles’ body to make it fit well.

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▲And to adjust the size of the headband to best fit your head, you can turn the dial of the knob.

 

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▲Finish wearing the DJI Goggles. It almost covers half of my face.

DJI Goggles ▲ It is indeed comfortable as I feel the cushion reduces a lot of the pressure.

Quick Review: FPV Flying

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▲Now We begin to connect the DJI Goggles with the Mavic Pro. I strongly recommends first timers to read and follow the Quick Start Guide.

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▲ Experience touchpad to control the Mavic Pro.


▲The touchpad is sensitive. I does not experience any latency during control.

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▲You can also use the remote controller when you wear the DJI Goggles. The flight status will show up in the DJI Goggles’ screen. But it’s better do this when there is someone by your side, for safety concerns.

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▲At some point you will need to return to the real world, to make adjustments with the remote controller for example. To do this, you can just raise the body of the DJI Goggles instead of taking them off. This design makes your FPV experience quite convenient.

We experienced FPV flying indoors. The screen is much clearer than we initially expected. We experienced live broadcast FPV flying at 720p/60 fps. You also have a 1080p/30fps option. This was extremely exciting, especially in the moments that the drone sped towards a wall. In order to record the footage that you see through the DJI Goggles, I place the camera lens directly behind and facing the DJI Goggles’ screen. Here is a short GIF video. Of course. But nothing compares to the clarity of the original footage.

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This is a quick indoor experience. But I  have to say the closer you get to the obstacles, the more thrill you will feel. Thus experienced pilots will probably have an excellent FPV experience as they are more skilled when it comes to weaving through obstacles.

Quick Review: DJI Goggles’ basic specs:

Here is the information about DJI Goggles’ basic specs:

Weight Goggles: 495 g
Headband: 500 g
Dimensions Goggles: 195×155×110 mm
Headband(Folded): 255×205×92 mm
FOV 85° (single screen)
Screen Size 5 inch×2
Interpupillary Distance Range 58 – 70 mm
Refresh rate 60 Hz
Screen Resolution 3840×1080 (single screen: 1920×1080)
Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz
Max.Transmission Distance Same as the aircraft connected
Video Downlink Resolution 1080p 30, 720p 60, 720p 30
Video Downlink Latency at least 110 ms (Mavic Pro, 720p60, video format: 720p120) 150 ms (Phantom 4 series, 720p60, video format: 720p60/720p120)
(Near field and free of interference) 140 ms (Inspire 2+X5S, 720p60, video format: 1080p120)
190 ms (Inspire 2+X4S, 720p60, video format: 1080p60)
Battery Capacity 9440 mAh
Battery Energy 35.44 Wh
Max Operating Time 6 hrs
Operating Temperature Range 32°F (0°C) – 104°F (40°C)
I/O Interface Micro USB, 3.5mm audio jack,
HDMI type-D, Micro SD card slot
HDMI Supported HDMI 1.4b, HDCP 1.4
Sensors Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
Charger Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz. 0.5A
Output: 5V,3A ; 9V,2A;12V,1.5A

Thanks for reading!  We will have an in-depth review that covers more features such as video transmission, head tracking, and intelligent flight modes for you soon!

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