Two days ago DJI released their new DJI Goggles RE, which stands for Racing Edition. These new goggles are compatible with the DJI Spark, Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Series and Inspire 2 drones from the Chinese drone manufacturer.
DJI Inspire 2
The metallic matte black and red leather DJI Goggles RE have all the same features as the regular Goggles but add the following features: a redesigned facial pad and headband, support for Sphere pano photo viewing and local video playback. They also work with the DJI OcuSync Air Unit and OcuSync Camera, which sell separately. You can read more about the specifications here.
Today DJI released new photos, called “Unboxing and first look” of the Goggles RE. Check them out below.
Unboxing the DJI Goggles RE
The DJI Goggles Racing Edition (RE) are finally here, but are they worth the wait? Here’s a first look and unboxing for DJI’s newer, better looking, and even more comfortable goggles.
On opening the box, you’ll see the Goggles body, headband, and charger, which is variable by region.
In the middle of the box at the bottom is another smaller box containing a Micro USB cable, HDMI cable, wire clip, reversed SMA connector, and Pagoda antenna (SMA interface).
So what’s new?
Appearance First things first, the DJI Goggles RE are an entirely different color than before appearing in a metallic matte black finish with a redesigned visor and headband.
The included Pagoda antenna can switch between digital and analog transmission for a multitude of applications and scenarios and is used primarily for FPV racing.
Red Leather One striking difference is the all-new, high-quality red leather padding lining the inside of the headband. The original DJI Goggles were comfortable, but this is next-level stuff.
Functional Improvements The DJI Goggles RE retain every function of the original DJI Goggles and are compatible with all DJI drones for FPV immersive flight. That means they’re also great for movie watching or console gaming from the comfort of your sofa. But if the name hasn’t given it away already, the DJI Goggles RE have been precisely engineered and designed with FPV drone racing in mind.
The DJI Goggles RE are compatible with an OcuSync video transmission module and a high-performance camera module, which work in tandem to transmit the digital video signal from up to 7 km away but with latency as low as 50 ms.
The DJI Goggles RE are also compatible with two other antennas. The cylindrical antenna produces a more focused signal, which is good for long-range transmission. The dipole antenna is ideal for omnidirectional flight, enabling sharper FPV feeds in wide open spaces. Both are sold separately.
DJI Goggles vs. DJI Goggles RE. Which one to buy?
Depends on what you want to do with them, really. Buy the original pair if you want all the normal functionality of a pair of high-end goggles. With your budget in mind, the original DJI Goggles are now $100 cheaper.
Or why not be seduced by the newer new DJI Goggles RE? Sure, the new color and comfy red leather are alluring, but you might just be the type of person itching to race drones in the best possible FPV way. In which case it’s obvious what pair of goggles to go for.
Photo credit: DJI