CNET First Look
Parrot's headset gives you a drone's-eye view of the skyThe first-person view (FVP) goggles and Skycontroller 2 give you a live cockpit-like experience from the drone's perspective while it's in flight.
In 3, 2, 1. We have lift off. Ever wonder what it feels like to fly on board a drone. This may come pretty close. Parrot's new First Person View headset and sky controller 2 for their Disco and BeBop 2 give you a live drone's eye view of the sky. The updated controller connect to Parrot's. Pre flight app on any Android or IOS device via USB. And the new headset mode in the app turns the phone into a VR viewer which can then be placed inside the goggles. It's easy to get dizzy with this perspective right now. Yeah, I think I can see myself, there I am. [LAUGH], That was busy, now. The view is clearer than trying to look at the glaring screen of a phone or controller. But the picture quality is grainy and I never really felt like I was flying. Neither drone has a 360 degree camera, so don't expect the fully immersive experience of a traditional VR headset. Instead you're locked into the 90-degree cockpit view of whatever the drone is seeing during its flight. FAA regulations require drone pilots to be able to keep the drone in line of sight, which rules out using the headset to steer, so At least in the US, this tool is intended as more of a shared live experience, with a spectator or co-pilot. So I just landed on the grass, I can see some blades. And I'm back on Earth. It's a little bit jarring to go from this, To the real world, but I'm not as busy the second time around. The headset and sky controller are sold as part of a disco bundle for around $1,000 US dollars, or in bundle with the Bebop 2 for $500. Or if you already have a Bebop 2, they can also be purchased individually through Parrot's website for $350. And for more specs on both these drones, check out our full review on CNET.com. [MUSIC]