DJI Introduces Racing Edition Goggles

DJI just introduced an updated version of their headset, they are called the DJI Goggles RE, short for racing edition. No longer is it limited to just DJI drones, but with the separate module and camera system, you can first-person-view (FPV) anything in HD with low latency.

The DJI Goggles RE look a bit like a VR headset and let you control a drone with just your head movements and see from the device’s point of view, so long as the goggles are in head-tracking gimbal mode.

DJI has also developed an external OcuSync Air Unit and camera module which can be installed or mounted on any drone or aircraft to provide operators using the DJI Goggles RE with a real-time FPV. The smooth, low-latency, high-quality video will enable anyone to experience the thrill of drone racing like never before.

When paired with the DJI OcuSync Air Unit (i.e. the video transmission module), the DJI Goggles RE can display videos through 2.4 or 5.8 GHz digital video transmission with latency as low as 50 ms and a maximum control range of up to 7km. The module is also compatible with a variety of multi-rotor and fixed-wing aircraft and provides powerful features, such as 1280×960 HD transmission, automatic Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) to maintain unobstructed transmission, and access to up to 12 selectable transmission channels so you can manually select an optimal channel and avoid interference.

Two pairs of DJI Goggles RE or an extra Mavic Pro controller can be connected to give a spectator the same perspective as the pilot from the DJI Goggles RE or viewed via a smart device when connected to a Mavic Pro controller.

Priced at $549, the DJI Goggles RE will start shipping at the end of November. DJI Goggles RE Combo, which includes the goggles, one DJI OcuSync Air System and one DJI Goggles Carry More Backpack, is priced at $859.