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The Glyph - would you rock it?

Saw these 'digital theatre' goggles being used with a DJI Inspire1 in this article:

http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/10/10959474/avegant-glyph-drone-fpv

Being digital, they can deliver great image resolution, but at the cost of latency. Probably not suitable for racing, but possibly doable for a more leisurely flight. I also like how you don't have to take them off if you want to get eyes on your drone. Ignoring the fact that they make you look like you don't know how to wear headphones properly, would you use these?

More from the article:

The difference between the Glyph and most of the FPV setups used for drone racing is that they rely on an analog signal, which has less latency than a digital setup. That’s a big deal when you’re trying to fly through hoops and make hairpin turns at 100 miles per hour. The advantage of a digital signal is a higher quality image, and the Glyph delivered a crystal clear live stream with sharp picture and vivid colors. The lag between the moves I made with the controller and the image was a small fraction of a second, enough to bother a high speed racer, perhaps, but nothing that impeded my experience. That higher quality does come at a price. The Glyph costs $699, which is a few hundred dollars more than the typical high-end FPV headset, but of course that is just a side piece to what it really wants to be: a portable, immersive, head-mounted movie theater.

When used with the Inspire 1, the Glyph’s head tracking can control the orientation of the camera.

You can also pilot the drone and control the camera with head tracking simultaneously, but this gets tricky very fast.

For a long time we talked about the Glyph as a virtual reality headset, but the company says that’s not the goal. It wants to be known as a  "personal theater," the kind of thing you would bring on a long airplane flight to get lost in a film. The ability to easily peek out and see reality is meant to be a feature, not a bug. It’s hoping that form factor will make it more "socially acceptable" and less "intimidating" to wear in public, according to Martin.
 

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I can't get past that

I can't get past that headphones gone wrong look if wearing in public.... and the price. Think I'll wait for the next revision :)

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LOL..still better than some

LOL..still better than some other designs I can think of...

which worked with...

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Ok that just gave it away -

Ok that just gave it away - now I think everyone knows how old you are, Kid Icarus! And it scares me, because I actually know what you're talking about.

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Old enough to remember....

Old enough to remember.... this?

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Oh yes, I know those all too

Oh yes, I know those all too well. Wanna know a secret? I still have them somewhere in the basement! I wonder how much they'll fetch on ebay...

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Just realized some of the DRL

Just realized some of the DRL pilots are actually using it. But I think it's just for the promo videos. When they actually race, looks like they're using Fat Sharks.

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Practically speaking, no

Practically speaking, no serious FPV racer is going to use those. There's too much latency, and there are better options in lower price ranges.