Drone maker DJI has released a new version of its DJI goggles for drone racers. They’re known as the DJI goggles RE, short for a racing edition. the first DJI goggles went up for presale this past Apr and, like those, the DJI goggles RE look a little sort of a VR headset and let’s control a drone just with your head movements and see from the device’s point of view, so long as the goggles are in head-tracking gimbal mode. while the original goggles are white, these come in matte black with red leather on the headband.
These new goggles are also compatible with non-DJI branded drones and third-party flight controllers just like the F3 and Naze. The DJI goggles RE support Sphere panoramic viewing and video streaming with the OcuSync Video Transmission Module, that has twelve transmission channels designed to reduce interference during a race,
When multiple drones are flying by one another.
To that end, there is an automatic frequency-hopping spread spectrum transmission, that jumps to the 2.4 and 5.8 GHz channels, depending on which has the least noise. The transmission will reach latencies as low as 50ms. The transmission resolution is great at 1280 X 960 and it’s a higher control range of 4.3 miles.
You’ll also have the option of connecting 2 pairs of the goggles together so another person could watch and control a drone alongside you. DJI’s new model starts shipping at the end of this month for $549, just missing Black Fri weekend. but there seems to be a bundle with the OcuSync Air System and DJI goggles Backpack that goes for $859.