Drones are great technology products that make you feel like a real pilot. And, when you add FPV goggles into the equation, the experience will charge you up with adrenaline. FPV, or First Person View, will allow you to ‘sit’ inside the cockpit of the drone and give you that realistic piloting sensation.
Here is our pick of the top five FPV goggles for drones
#1 Fatshark Dominator V3 FPV Goggles
The latest addition in the long line of the dominator series from Fat Shark, these beautiful FPV goggles were made to enhance the flying experience of its users by placing them in the position of the camera and allow head movements to dictate the positioning and the angle of the camera. This gives the pilot an immersive experience of flying.
The receiver modules of this head gear are 1.3, 2.4 and 5.8 GHz. You will also find an HDMI port for the HD video downlink. The goggles make use of an 1800mAH battery and a light to indicate the amount of charge left at a time.
- Includes HDMI cable and adaptors for multiple options
- A wide variety of supported video formats
- The battery design keeps it secured in the strap of the goggle
- The 1800mAH battery runs for a very long time
- Goggles fog up very easily hence requires a fan for the majority of the time
- Not good for people who are far-sighted and wear glasses
#2 Avegant Glyph – Video Headset
This particular goggle is marketed as a wearable, portable and personal cinema. But do not let the looks fool you. It may look like a cheap headphone, but offers a lot more functionality than other FPV goggles. It is fitted with a very good display technology. Instead of just two small panes right in front of your eyes, this goggles features DLP projectors.
The video can be transmitted using an HDMI cable that plugs into the back of the device. The other end can be plugged into a device like a smart phone or an adaptor. The projector displays a 720p quality picture.
- The image can be seen clearly with reduced pixilation
- The sound quality is very good
- Offers immersive viewing experience
- Great if you want the screen to be placed a bit far from you
- Battery life could have been better
- The goggles can get heavy after long uses
- Might feel uncomfortable because it looks strange
#3 FatShark Teleporter V5 FPV 5.8G Video Goggles W/ Head Tracking
The company, Fat Shark, is known all over the world for producing reliable and high-quality products. This is the fifth edition of the famous Teleporter series and it does not disappoint. The goggles are not too light or heavy; it weighs just right. Overall, the device has a good built-quality and feels like one solid unit when you wear it.
You will also receive a FatShark CMOS V2 camera as well. A filtered power adaptor is also included and is a great solution if you need to supply clean power. The whole package also includes a protective zipper case and Lipo batteries that can last for a good period of time.
- The built-quality is great
- The goggles are not too expensive
- A carry case is included
- A small FPV camera comes free with this package
- Head tracking accessories are not included
- The degree of view is very narrow
#4 EACHINE EV800 5 Inches 800×480 FPV Goggles
This is perhaps one of the cheapest FPV drone goggles in the market today. One benefit of this goggle is that is can be used as a stand-alone FPV display monitor or a pair of FPV goggles. The screen measures up to five inches and has a resolution of 800 x 400. It is powered by a 2000mAH battery that will allow you to use the product for approximately 3.5 hours.
The top features of this device include several easy-to-use buttons like the power button, auto-search button, channel selection, menu button, etc. There is also a separate connector for the antenna. On the side, you will find a charging port as well.
- Can be used as a free-standing FPV monitor or goggles
- Good battery life
- The goggles are very affordable
- Lack of foam makes this goggle a bit uncomfortable for long usage
- These goggles are very heavy
#5 Crazepony Eachine FPV Goggles
Another set of affordable goggles, this product will probably burn the smallest hole in your pocket. This goggle is designed primarily for ergonomic comfort. The package also includes a lens cloth that you can use to clean the goggles from time to time. The mini-USB cable can be used to charge the 800mAH batteries. The antenna comes detached and can be screwed over on the top very easily.
The goggle comes with a matt black finish and has a large head strap for a comfortable fit. It also has an attached foam pad for facial comfort. The right side of the device has three buttons and weighs less than nine ounces.
- The goggle does not weigh as much as others
- The foam ensures a comfortable fit
- The goggle is very affordable
- Could have been smaller in size
- Battery light indicator is inaccurate at times
The above are some of the best FPV goggles for drones in the market today. Right now, you only have to make a choice. Honestly, picking any one of the above is a great choice, but it all comes down to the size of your budget and personal taste.