Drone maker DJI made a few announcements on Tuesday. Seagate collaborated with the company to launch a new hard drive that is aimed especially at drone owners, called the DJI Fly Drive, DJI also announced announced a new camera drone in partnership with Hasselblad, apart from DJI Goggles.
Talking about Seagate first, the DJI Fly Drive's main highlight is its inbuilt microSD card slot, which is designed to transfer footage to the drive on-the-go. Drones from companies like DJI essentially use microSD cards to store footage. Seagate's drive with a built-in microSD card will allow users to transfer files from the drone's microSD card to the hard drive easily and while on the move.
Additionally, the DJI Fly Drive hard drive offers up to 2TB of storage meaning you won't have to worry about running out of space when shooting in the air. Seagate says that the hard drive will be able to store over 60 hours of 4K 30fps video footage. The drive also features a USB 3.1 Type-C interface which promises fast transfer of files with Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 computers.
DJI also partnered with Hasselblad to announce what they call "the first 100-megapixel integrated drone imaging platform." It is made up of an M600 Pro drone, a Ronin MX gimbal, and a H6D-100cc camera. While there is nothing new overall as it is made up of already-announced components, the combined product is expected to cost cheaper than buying individual parts. However, it is still expected to cost an upwards of $30,000, although the companies have yet to announce the official price.
"The DJI M600 Pro drone, the Ronin-MX gimbal and the Hasselblad H6D-100c camera combine each company's unparalleled technological expertise to create an unprecedented tool for precise, detailed and accurate aerial imaging," reads DJI's press release.
Lastly, DJI also announced the DJI Goggles which, as you could guess from the name, is a headset that features head tracking and lets you control DJI drones by moving your head. Some of the highlights of the DJI Goggles include two 1920x1080 screens, built-in antennas for 360-degree coverage, a touchpad and 5D button on the Mavic Pro controller.
The DJI Goggles are compatible Phantom 4 series and Inspire 2 using the Micro-USB port. It also features a microSD card slot to download files from the drone to the SD card. You can also plug headphones into the headphone jack or use the onboard speakers to listen to audio on videos being played through the HDMI cable. The DJI Goggles are priced at $449, and is available for order now.