Chinese manufacturer Yuneec International has launched its own First Person View (FPV) headset, called SkyView. The move makes Yuneec the first major consumer drone company to offer a purpose-built headset. With it, users can see directly through the eyes of a Typhoon H or Tornado H920.
The headset can also be used to watch movies and play video games, and is now retailing at $249.99.
What you need to know about the SkyView
As FPV headsets go, the SkyView doesn’t deviate too much from the industry standard. The headset is enclosed and immersive, compatible with the Yuneec Typhoon H and Tornado H920, and complete with a built-in 5-inch HD screen that transmits in 720p.
The screen offers a 75.5-degree field of vision in a 16:9 aspect ratio for a life-like display. The idea is simple. When wearing the SkyView, pilots will be able to see everything the drone can see through its onboard camera.
The design looks pretty slim and futuristic, with what Yuneec say is a durable and adjustable headband that’s comfortable and can accommodate glasses. Once pilots complete their flight, they can connect via the HDMI port to playback videos, watch movies, gaming, and more.
Importantly, the experience doesn’t end once the flight is over. Once you’ve landed, you can connect the SkyView headset via an HDMI port to a TV to playback videos, watch movies, play games, and more.
“At Yuneec, our engineers are always pushing the envelope to develop creative solutions that deliver the best experience for the consumer,” said Yu Tian, chief executive officer of Yuneec International. “The SkyView FPV Headset elevates the flying experience for Yuneec pilots by literally putting them in the driver’s seat of their drone. While operating the drone, they’ll have more confidence, enhanced perspective and more creative possibilities at their disposal. When not flying, it’s an incredible way for users to immerse themselves in video games and movies.”
If you want to find out more about Yuneec’s new headset, you can visit the bespoke section on the company website.