I was lucky enough to get my head inside the Jellyfish out in the Nevada desert. I used it while flying a drone, experiencing its point of view. The results were pretty incredible. I've flown drones with FPV (first-person view) goggles before, but this was much more immersive than anything I've used so far. Of course, it helps that the drone I was flying had a 4K camera attached, but the larger image in front of your eyes, and its sharpness, are a huge step up from most of the units currently on the market. I could make out individual blades of grass with the drone hundreds of feet in the air. The stony, arid surface of the desert leaped out in sharp clarity. After my short time with it, I was pretty unhappy about having to take it off.
Using the Jellyfish alongside DJI's Inspire 1 (and its 4K camera) gives you a tantalizing taste of what's around the corner for immersive or remote-video experiences. As drone use continues to grow, demand for such products will surely follow. The whole experience reminded me of watching those first few bits of HD content after upgrading your SD TV. The leap is significant; you just want more opportunities to enjoy it. Avegant's current product, the Glyph, was primarily designed for mobile media consumption, but I think the wider field of view on the Jellyfish really does show off the company's micro-mirror technology to its full potential. For now though, we're left wanting more.
Thanks to Multicopter Warehouse for its assistance in this report.