TEST: Eachine FPV Goggles TWO

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INTRODUCTION

Few months ago have started the war of FPV gogggles offering large FOV with at least 5″ builtin displays. The first model introduced was the headplay HD followed by a popular clone the Skyzone SJ-V01. At the time, Eachine introduced the Goggles ONE but a lot of fatal errors in the original design killed its potential success. A new revision is now introduced with Eachine Goggles 2 with the same screen caracteristic, an excellent 5″ supporting up to 1080P resolution but also in theory fixing all problems of the original EG1. More with the EG2, a diversity system is introduced to improve the general RX sensitivity.

BOX CONTENT

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+ 1 x Eachine Goggles Two
+ 2 x 2200mah 2S Lionwith DC connector
+ 1 x Power unit
+ 1 x 5.8G Cloverleaf antenna with RP-SMA connector
+ 1 x 5.8G Half-plannar antenna with RP-SMA connector
+ 2 x Facial sponge
+ 1 x HDMI cable
+ 1 x RCA to 2.5mm jack
+ 1 x Fresnel lens clearning kit
+ 1 x Instruction manual (English)

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OVERVIEW

In term of dimension, the EG2 mimics perfectly the original size of the EG1, maybe the Goggles two is slighty taller. First visual difference, no more cheap plastic covering the body.. here we have a full EPO body and IMHO it’s a better choice. More … seems lighter too.

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No more problem to fasten 5.8G antennas… A free circling gap have been introduced 🙂

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Neither on top or the bottom sides, we can’t guess screws to split in two the goggles…

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We retrieve the same 5 buttons of the EG1.

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From left to right we have: “scan” button where in RF mode, a simple press run the scanning procedure over the 40CH, the “Source” selection between (RF/AV/HDMI). The current selected source is displayed during 5s on the top left of the screen. The third button is to enter into the menu or validate the current selection of a setting. The “+” in RFmode selects one the 40CH or decreases a value in the menu setting. The “-” in RFmode selects also one of the 40CH or increases a value in the menu setting. At the right of the buttons, we retrieve the HDMI input port in mini-format and a 2.5mm jack to plug either your earphones or an AV source. I deeply regret the absence of an AVout for an easy DVR pluggin to record your favorite FPV sessions …. A first mod to do IMHO

A large Goggles 2 sticker

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The battery can be jailed into the headstrap 🙂

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By default, no facial sponge is installed. You must tape of the two provided.

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Not a lot of free room to wear the EG2 with large glasses …. In practice the inner space is 115mm(Width)x55xx50mm(Depth) ….. so you can check if your prescription goggles will fit Inside.

The battery have been upgraded to a 2S 2200mah (versus a 1600mAH for the EG1)

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WIth this model, expect to enjoy at least one full hour of usage and as for the EG1, the current voltage is displayed on the lower left part of the screen. It will requires close to 2h to full recharge it. We can maybe regret the absence of a balancer plug for the battery.

Another improvement, not only the diversity is introduced but one antenna is a Cloverleaf model for proximity range
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and the second a half-planner for long range FPV

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Now RP-SMA connector are much more easy to access and to fasten the antenna

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Good news, no more noisy fan…. the electronic have been upgraded and large aerial section is introduced to cool all conpounds

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Weight

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A total of 430g … with a larger battery … 🙂 A good news for your confort

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Display

Generally, the good eyes, no problem of focusing and the image is crisp and precize. Personnally, I regret the non-possibility to tune the Fresnel lens distance. For my old eyes, I can’t perfectly read for example small bottom OSD informations.

– WIth a FPV source

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On the bottom left, the current voltage of the battery, blinking when low-voltage is here. The right side shows the current frequency …. but not the current band. It’s a detail 🙂
Good news, you can force the aspect ratio in settings to 4:3, a nice introduction for the EG2.

– With a HDMI source

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The screen is adapted perfectly. The image is precize and clear, ideal for Home cinema applications

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Menu

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UNBOXING & ANALYSIS

No more black-screen and the general RX sensibility is great !!!! Champagne 🙂

CONCLUSIONS

Six months have passed between the EG1 and the EG2 and all this time was really benefit for the new variant. I would say they fixed 99% of the original problem but not only: the diversity improves performances, the goggles is now lighter, a full OSD with a lot of paremeters are now available and we can now manually select some important parameters (Vfreq, video format, aspect ratio). Well this product is not yet perfect. Is missing at least an AVout to plug an external DVR and the possibility to tune the Fresnel lens distance for poor old eyes. A big bonnus would be to have a buitin DVR… probably in Goggles Three future release.

PROS

+ Super quality screen
+ 1080P resolution
+ Good RX senstivity
+ No black screen
+ Manual channel selection
+ Manual aspect ratio selection
+ Manual PAL/NTSC selection
+ Cloverleaf/Half-plannar antennas
+ Current channel displayed
+ A lot of settings available from the menu
+ HDMI input
+ HDMI cable
+ Confortable
+ Lighter than the Goggles 1
+ More than 1h of battery duration

CONS

– No Avout
– No builtin DVR
– No Fresnel lens distance ajustement

DVR installation

Here is how to add Eachine proDVR to Goggles Two FPV Goggles .

1)Diagram 1: solder the black wire to ÿGNDÿ, and the red wire to ÿVCCÿ. This is to supply power to the DVR.
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2)Diagram 2: Splice the first wire from the right, and connect this to the ÿAudio Inÿ cable on the DVR.
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3)Diagram 3: The second wire from the right is the ÿvideo outÿ wire. Split this cable, and connect it to the ÿvideo inÿ and ÿvideo outÿ wires on the DVR as shown below.
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4)After completing Steps 1 ÿ 3, properly insulate the wires. Pass the connector through the ventilation holes on top of the goggles. Connect the connector to the DVR and secure the DVR
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5)DVR On Screen Display (OSD) Menu
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6)This concludes the installation of the DVR to the goggles two FPV Goggles.

This FPV goggles have been courtesy provided by Banggood in order to make a fair and not biased review. I would like to thank them for this attitude.
You can find it actually for 140USD at http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Goggles-Two-5-Inches-5_8G-40CH-Raceband-HD-1080p-HDMI-FPV-Goggles-Video-Glasses-p-1094862.html

20 Comments

  • Droone says:

    Excellente revue, comme toujours !
    Quelles sont les dimensions au niveau du passage des yeux pour savoir si l’on porter des lunettes avec ce masque ? (hauteur et largeur)
    Il semble possible d’élargir cette “fenêtre” vu que le masque est en polystyrène
    Est ce que tu confirmes ?

  • Marto says:

    … and also missing a built-in speaker… 🙁

  • PenGun says:

    I have glasses with small lenses and they are screwed to side pieces and the nose piece. No frames at all. They are about as minimal as they come.

    Do you think they might fit into the goggles.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      I think so …. in case, here are the inner dimension of the EG2 “bay”: 110mm(width) x 55mm (hight) x 50mm (depth)

  • Brad Ivie says:

    Awesome, I was looking for an alternative to the Fat Shark V3’s I would really like a pair of Fat Shark V2;s but you can’t find them anymore?? And I looked at the Amoway commander v1’s you did a “news” vid on and they might be the alternative if they weren’t priced so close to the Fat Shark for If I am going to pay over $300 for a set I would get the Fat Shark instead you think so?? Or you think the new Amoway are better? Better than the Fat Shark V3’s? I’d really like to know your opinion? And are these new Eachine Two’s light enough and are they comfortable for I don’t want to waste the amount they cost either if they are no good, but they have to be better than the very first ones they ever made the “goggles V1” plain ol one screen goggles with NO features. But I want something good now, so I;m leaning toward the Fat Shark or new Amoway but I may not want to spend that much just yet so I may try these and see if you think they are worthy?? Let me know!!

    • SeByDocKy says:

      I am not a great specialist of Fatshark product but in general they are pretty good. For the Aomway, I am testing them …. and I need to do a lot of test to be sure to catch potential problems …

  • Bruno says:

    Hello,
    What is the function OVERSCAN ?
    And does anyone know how to seperate the upper and lower half parts to insert a fresnel lense ?

    Regards,

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi, any possibilità to record my flights with an external DRV? How to?

    • SeByDocKy says:

      There is a way, buy you will need to mod your EG2 and connect a compact DVR such as the Eachine ProDVR. Read previous msg, I gave a link to the DVR installation mod.

  • TBJ says:

    No Lipo.
    It’s Li-ion (18650)

  • Richie says:

    can i upgrade the antenna on the goggles if so which ones

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Yes no problem to upgrade since you RP-SMA connectors. Current antennas are not so bad. But you can change to planar one to a more sensitive model

  • george says:

    Would you rather recommend SJ-V01 (1280×800 re. on 7″) or Eachine Goggles Two (1080×720 res. on 5″) ?

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