Every little kid dreams of flying. Not in an airplane, but real flying. Maybe like a superhero with one arm thrust forward, or a bird, soaring over trees and lakes.
Turns out dreams can come true; with some smart tech. DJI has paired its Mavic Pro drone with a first-person view headset — the DJI Goggles, for an immersive flying experience that will satisfy tech enthusiasts and outdoorsy types this holiday season.
When the Goggles first launched in May, they sold out on the DJI website in three hours. But DJI has restocked them just in time for Black Friday, at $449.
Here’s what the Mavic+Goggles combination offers that makes it a great gift for someone special.
Go where the drone goes
Flying a drone can give you a brand new perspective, but when you add a FPV headset to the mix, the experience is next level. There’s a big difference between seeing something beautiful, and feeling like you are actually en it.
There’s a big difference between seeing something beautiful, and feeling like you are actually en it.
The DJI Goggles have dual 1920×1080 pixel screens, which means you get an impressive resolution — making the experience much more vivid. Instead of feeling like you’re looking at a beautiful waterfall on a screen, you’ll feel like you’re hovering directly over it. You may even feel like you’re about to get sprayed by the water, without your feet ever leaving the ground.
When control goes to your head
While you’re flying, you want to stay completely in the moment, taking in every single thing around you. From the way the treetops look, to the flow of a river, to the wildlife that goes about its business unfazed — sites you couldn’t see at ground level.
The FPV headset enhances your drone experience by making the viewing payoff more immediate and fluid. Internal sensors are used for head tracking, which allows the camera and aircraft to move with you. Meaning, there’s no need for hand-eye coordination when you’re trying to track that eagle soaring above – simply move your head where the eagle goes.
While you only have full flight control with the Mavic’s remote, you can still do cool things with the Goggles, like enabling certain flight modes.
That way you can concentrate on what really matters — taking in the view, unencumbered.
The great outdoors
Going off the beaten path can be the most exciting part of travel but it’s not always possible. The Mavic’s 4k camera and a 4.3-mile flying range can take your exploration to the next level by giving you a bird’s eye view of canyons or mountainsides. With a 27-minute flight time, the unreachable is now within your grasp.
The more, the merrier
If the solar eclipse revealed anything about human nature, it’s that we love to share breathtaking views with each other. Multiple Goggles can experience the same view through the Mavic drone up to a mile apart. Though only one person can pilot the drone at a time, anyone wearing connected Goggles can use the head tracking technology to turn the camera.
The unreachable is now within your grasp.
This can be a gift for both you and your loved ones. The ability to have a shared experience means you can all go on this journey together.
Make the moment infinitely more sharable by exporting your images using the Micro SD card slot and HDMI inputs. Each of these allows you to export what you’ve captured and seamlessly create new media.
No matter where the Mavic takes you, remember that wherever you roam and explore, you should adhere to local law and drone policy.