Best DJI drone accessories
While drones themselves can do many things, sometimes it’s not enough. As a result, many accessories have been created in order to complement your needs. And since DJI has a whole suite of accessories, it will be quite exciting to present the Best DJI drone accessories in 2018.
Whether you need a carrying bag, display, remote control or any other thing that might help you in the journey for the best video and photo shoots, you will be able to see it in this list.
DJI Inspire 2 TB50 Intelligent Flight Battery
Since the battery life of the drone is one of the most important things when it comes to flight time, this intelligent battery is supposed to help you with that. It will provide you with 25 minutes of maximum flight time with the Zenmuse X5S camera and with about 27 minutes of flight time with the X4S.
The battery is a 4280 mAH 22.8 V Li-Po 6S and it has a very good performance compared to other batteries. It has higher density and the battery cell has a larger capacity than before. This battery also performs well in cold environments since it can self-heat to 5 degrees Celsius. Another thing to note is that the battery can monitor its status and other useful status and they are viewable in the DJIGO.
DJI Inspire 2 Battery Charging Hub
Again on the subject of battery life, you can buy a charging hub for the DJI Inspire 2. Especially if you have multiple batteries and if you are on the go, this hub can help you a lot. It can charge up to 4 batteries, so basically you can charge all your 4 extra batteries at the same time and when your current one depletes, you can put it in the hub and by the time you use 5 batteries, the first one you used will probably be fully charged. Really useful if you want to have a long flying experience.
Neutral Density Filters
If you want to make quality videos, you need these things. It is a rule that you need the shutter speed to always remain at 2 times the frame rate, so if you are shooting videos at 30 fps, the shutter speed should stay as close to 60 as possible. Whenever the light outside is too bright, you will need a neutral density filter since this won’t allow the camera to take in too much light and make your video kinda burned. This helps you keep the x2 framerate rule and you will get a buttery smooth video and it will also allow you to do color correction way easier. There are many good filters for the Mavic Pro or other DJI products, so don’t hesitate to buy them if needed.
Even though the DJI drones usually have all sorts of safety features, they can still crash. In preparation for a moment like that, every person should buy an extra pair or two of propellers. So even if you manage to break them, it will be a quick fix and your flight won’t be completely ruined.
Adding the aforementioned propellers, the prop guards are very important. They give you that extra drop of safety needed to not ruin your day. The Spark and Tello drones are the drones that will benefit the most from some prop guards, so I recommend buying some for those drones since they have fewer safety features. They are small and lightweight, so there won’t be a big impact on the flight performance or battery life. You’ll be able to fly your drone just like before.
As of now, there are two types of DJI Goggles. There is the standard version and the racing edition. The main difference between the two is that the racing edition has RE support Sphere pano viewing and local video playback which offers an enhanced experience if you want to use your drone for racing.
The goggles are worth it depending on the use case. For example, if you can use your mobile device for what you are doing, then you probably don’t need these goggles. But if you have to shoot a nice scene with extra finesse, these goggles might do the trick. The racing edition should probably be bought only if you really want them either for racing but also for normal use.
The goggles are compatible with the Inspire 2, DJI Phantom 4, Spark, Mavic Pro and Mavic Air so you won’t need to worry about the compatibility since it covers most of their products. The standard version basically is for those who want to be FPV drone pilots and they can even control the drone with their head since they also feature Head Tracking.
DJI Goggles price: $349.
DJI Goggles Racing version price: $549.
This accessory is really useful if you are outside in different environments. For example, you can buy one for the DJI Spark. If you go to the park or on a trip and you start piloting the drone, you will soon realize that you can’t safely land your drone since there is only grass there and it might even damage your drone. A landing pad will solve this problem and you will have a safe landing.
The Phantom 4 also has a really neat solution if you need landing gear on the water. You can attach a kind of frame to the drone that has 4 legs that can float on water. So if you somehow need an emergency landing, you can even do it on the water, but it is also useful if you want to land in slightly longer grass.
There currently is a camera and gimbal cover for the Mavic Pro. This is made for those people who feel it is necessary to protect their camera and gimbal, especially during transport. They seem quite fragile and you never know how the car is going to bump.
Premium Wheeled Hard Case
While this one is only for the Inspire 2, you can find other carrying cases for other DJI drones. But since the Inspire 2 is one of their most expensive drones, it surely deserves a good carrying case. It has space for 16 additional batteries, 4 charging hubs, 2 cameras and 3 camera lenses. This is a case you will need only if you have money to spare and if you want to protect your purchase from harm. It’s highly durable and it allows you to carry all the other accessories in complete safety.
There is a remote controller for almost every drone, but there are also some controllers that you can hook up to your phone.
For example, there is the DJI Inspire 2 Remote Controller which will boost your effective transmission range up to 7.5 km and it is compatible with the DJI Goggles. This can be very useful depending on your use case.
The Gamevice controller is pretty interesting for gamers that also have a passion for drones. You can attach this device to your phone (sadly this is designed only for the iPhones and iPads for now) and you can game with it, but you can also fly drones with it! I really like this idea and it’s very nice that it has multiple purposes.
DJI Shoulder Neck Strap Belt Sling
If you like to have long drones flight, you might realize that it’s pretty hard to keep the controller in your hands after a while. So DJI has a neat accessory that will help the professionals, but also people that use the drones as a hobby to be more comfortable. There is a version for the Phantom 3 or 4 and the Inspire 1 or 2, so you will be able to enjoy this useful strap whenever you’re shooting some long and nice videos.
There are many more useful accessories out there and they should not be ignored. Some of them are really useful and will enhance your video/photo shooting experience a lot. I hope this Best DJI Drone Accessories in 2018 list was useful to you. Have a safe and enhanced flight!