We flew over the Nevada desert with Avegant’s ‘Jellyfish’ video glasses
Avegant’s video headsets are like buses. You wait all yr for one, after which two all of the sudden flip up directly. That factor you see above may look one million miles away from the headphone-impressed Glyph, however it’s in reality a really shut relative. Codenamed “Jellyfish” the video headset/wearable show has a wider area of view than the Glyph (sixty five levels in comparison with forty five), which makes it higher for issues like simulators, VR and (as seen right here) level-of-view drone flying. The Jellyfish is one thing of a aspect undertaking proper now, Avegant’s precedence stays with the Glyph. However, the corporate advised us that units with a wider subject of view are one thing on its developmental roadmap, simply do not anticipate to see a shopper-prepared product any time quickly.
I used to be fortunate sufficient to get my head contained in the Jellyfish out within the Nevada desert. I used it whereas flying a drone, experiencing its viewpoint. The outcomes have been fairly unimaginable. I’ve flown drones with FPV (first individual view) goggles earlier than, however this was far more immersive than something I’ve used to date. In fact, it helps that the drone I used to be flying has a 4K digital camera hooked up, however the bigger picture in entrance of your eyes, and its sharpness, are an enormous step up from a lot of the models presently available on the market. I might make out particular person blades of grass with the drone lots of of ft within the air. The stony, arid floor of the desert leaping out in sharp readability. After my brief time with it, I used to be fairly sad about having to take it off.
Utilizing the Jellyfish alongside DJI’s Encourage 1 (and its 4K digital camera) provides you a tantalising style of what is across the nook for immersive or distant-video experiences. As drone use continues to develop, demand for such merchandise will certainly comply with. The entire expertise jogged my memory of watching these first few bits of HD content material after upgrading your SD TV, the leap is critical, you simply need extra alternatives to take pleasure in it. Avegant’s present product, the Glyph, was primarily designed for cellular media consumption, however I feel the broader area of view on the Jellyfish actually does exhibit the corporate’s micro-mirror know-how to its full potential. For now although, we’re left wanting extra.