I know we have been hearing this too many times, but are the ORQA FPV.ONE Goggles going to be the Fatshark killer? The FPV.ONE is a premium goggles with OLED screens and even more superior specs than the mighty Fatshark HDO.
Learn more about FPV Goggles.
Who Is ORQA?
ORQA is located in Croatia, a new company in the FPV scene.
Started as an engineering service provider, the guys at ORQA got into FPV as a hobby and later decided to make the world’s best FPV Goggles.
Fun fact: ORQA, sounds like “Orca” which is one of the few animals in the ocean that can kill sharks (hint, Fatshark). Not sure if that’s a coincidence 🙂
Most of the specs have been confirmed by ORQA, but there might be small changes in the production version.
These goggles will have 1280×960 resolution with massive 44° FOV and glass optics. While that of FatShark’s HDO goggles is only 960×720 with 37° FOV. According to ORQA, they are using 0.5″ Sony OLED display panels, while HDO is only using 0.39″ ones.
How big is that FOV? Check this goggles FOV comparison tool
ORQA is also hoping to use their goggles for DJI drones and take advantages of the higher definition displays in the smallest possible form factor.
Since the native resolution is 1280×960, the FPV.ONE has 4:3 aspect ratio by default. However it can be switched to 16:9 “letterbox”, which basically removes the top and bottom of the screen, resulting in a resolution of 1280×720 in 16:9 mode.
The IPD (Interpupillary Distance) is 56mm to 74mm, the widest range in all FPV goggles, meaning it will fit a much wider range of customer too.
They plan to put a DVR module in these goggles, which they claim to be “HD DVR” capable of recording at 1080p.
They also planned to have adjustable eye-relief feature, but it was later taken out in the design for simplicity sake.
Weight is about 250-270 grams.
Video Receiver Options
The FPV.One will have a module bay for the video receiver. It will be compatible with standard Fatshark receiver modules. The only confirmed module so far is the ImmersionRC Rapidfire.
They will also release their own receiver for the goggles, which can be optionally purchased with the goggles as a bundle along with their own patch antennas.
You can’t wear your glasses and wear these goggles at the same time. But it has slots and takes standard Fatshark diopters.
There are on/off power button and “anti-fog” fan button.
It also has a light sensor that detects if the user is wearing the goggles and can automatically turn off the OLED screens in order to save power, and reduce the chance of “burn in”.
Outputs and Inputs Connectors
- AV in and AV out.
- Micro HDMI for video in.
- Stereo audio output (3.5mm jack)
- Head tracker output
- Battery Input (5.5mm barrel connector)
It comes with a (2S?) 2000mAh battery, lasts about 2 and a half hours.
Only in black at the moment, but they will consider other colors after the first batch.
March 2019. It might or might not be delayed depending on production.
They are not taking pre-orders either. (Good on them!)
They didn’t really reveal the price yet, all they said was “it’s a premium product, and it’s not going to be cheap” when asked. So I assume it’s going to be eve more expensive than the HDO, given the more superior spec we’ve been told so far.
A Cheaper Version
ORQA plans to develop a cheaper, lower spec FPV goggles after the FPV.ONE to meet the need of a wider audience. Hopefully OLED displays too? 🙂
I will update once I hear more 🙂 For now you can go visit their website for more info.