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DJI is releasing two upgraded versions of its drone accessories today: the DJI Goggles Integra, which eliminates the cable wrangling from the DJI Goggles 2, and the DJI RC Motion 2, which includes a redesigned two-way trigger accelerator that allows for quick transitions to reverse flight.
The DJI Goggles 2 debuted last August alongside theDJI Avata drone, and while we were impressed by their micro-OLED screens, 1080P video stream, and lightweight design, we were a little disappointed by the use of an external battery pack that had to be stashed away in a pocket and connected to the goggles via a long power cable.
We apparently weren’t the only ones who complained, because the new DJI Goggles Integra include a two-hour rechargeable battery pack integrated into the headstrap, which rests against the back of the wearer’s head while in use. It’s unclear whether this will make the DJI Goggles Integra feel heavier than their predecessor, or whether placing the battery on the back of the user’s head will actually help to counterbalance the goggles strapped to their face.
Along with the new DJI Goggles Integra, the DJI RC Motion 2 controller is available. Although the controller was released long before the DJI Avata arrived last year, the company has been pairing it with the FPV drone as an excellent way for amateur drone pilots to quickly familiarize themselves with flying the small craft through the use of simplified motion controls.
The new DJI RC Motion 2 controller isn’t a complete redesign, but it does include some welcome refinements, such as a smaller joystick with a wider range of motion for more precise inputs (the joystick on the original was more like a large disc with a minimal amount of travel) and a redesigned accelerator trigger that can now be moved forward or backward, making it much easier for novice pilots to slam it in reverse and quickly back the drone
The DJI Goggles Integra and the DJI RC Motion 2 are both now available, with the goggles costing $499 and the controller costing $239. DJI is also launching a new bundle for $1,278 that includes both the DJI Goggles Integra and the DJI RC Motion 2 paired with the DJI Avata.