The rumored DJI Avata drone has been getting closer to launch in recent weeks, and the FPV model’s launch has just gotten a little closer thanks to the leak of its intriguing new Goggles headset.
FPV (first person view) drones are controlled using a headset that provides a bird’s-eye view of the aircraft. The DJI Avata’s headset appears to be much smaller than previous versions, according to a leak from the dependable @Dealsdrone Twitter account (below), which shows the new Goggles 2 being worn by a pilot.
Although there is already a ‘DJI Goggles V2’ headset, a recent FCC filing revealed that DJI would simply call the new Avata-compatible version the ‘DJI Goggles 2’. This headset will be technically identical to the current Goggles V2, with the main difference being its design, according to the filing.
The new headset is notable for its small size when compared to previous versions of DJI’s Goggles. Earlier versions were face-hugging affairs (see below), but the ones in the leaked photo appear to be smaller and with fewer antennas.
A separate leak (opens in new tab) on Chinese social media compares the headset to the size of a water bottle. This compact form factor could be beneficial for flying in warmer environments, such as indoors, which is expected to be the DJI Avata’s natural habitat. It’s thought to be a ‘cinewhoop’ drone, which are designed to fly in confined spaces near people.
The leak does not indicate whether the DJI Goggles 2 will be compatible with other drones, such as the DJI FPV, or if they will be a dedicated model for the DJI Avata. We’ll have to wait until the official launch to find out, but it appears to be coming soon. Another regular DJI leaker, @OsitaLV(opens in new tab), has now claimed that the DJI Avata “has been sent to KOLs for evaluation,” with KOL being a marketing term for ‘Key Opinion Leader.’
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