When it comes to choosing fpv goggles... the options keep growing. The catch was you either spend $400+ or you spend $30 on the HobbyKing DIY kit.
Currently, the cheapest and most basic goggle is this DIY monitor kit from HobbyKing. It's great for a beginner but there wasn't an additional option to step up from this, until now.
The HeadPlay provides that additional option.
The new HeadPlay goggles have plenty of easy to reach features at your fingertips. It integrates with Boscam, ImmersionRC, AND Fatshark giving you a 32 channel receiver.
Although quite large, the comfort and fit surpass all the goggles we have worn previously. It would seem that this would feel very bricky, but it's super light weight and the foam is VERY comfortable.
HeadPlay goggles use a monitor and a magnifier to maintain clarity.
This gives the illusion of a larger screen than it actually is. This is either a pro or a con depending on the type of FPV you like to fly. If you are looking for more immersion the enlarged screen might just do it for you.
Headplay goggles are also capable of accepting and outside HD signal through a mini HDMI port. This is great if you have a DJI light bridge or the new HD system from getfpv.
We were fortunate to have the oppertunity to share FPV with the great people we met at the Utah S.T.E.A.M. expo. We also met a Flite Test fan named Conner and his Dad!
After the event, we drove to the "Valley of the Gods" and invited Conner and his father to come along.
This is the same location were they filmed the 80's classic Airwolf!
Conner has always flown with the $30 HK Goggles. We though it would be great to get an honest opinion from a pilot who wasn't used to the high end FPV gear.
Eric flew his Electrohub Y6 (comming soon). Conner flew his Electrohub Spiderquad!
Conner was very pleased with the detail and brightness of the HD display.
Even after telling us he's flow FPV for only a few months, Conner impressed us with his confidence behind the goggles!
Overall everything we assumed about these goggles was true. They are amazingly good at blocking out incoming light, the HD display is crystal clear and extremely immersive (again, this is a pro or con depending on what you're looking for), the amount of receiver flexibility between all the FPV brands is exactly what we like to see from a product that helps newbies grow in the hobby.