DJI just introduced a set of useful Mavic Pro accessories. Their smallest and most versatile drone, the DJI Mavic Pro has recently started shipping and received some very positive reviews both by amateurs as well as professionals. The foldable little aerial platform is probably the drone market leader’s most successful product ever.
The New Mavic Pro Accessories
The Propeller Cage
DJI introduces two new Mavic Pro Accessories that shield the Mavic Pro’s propellers, providing an extra measure of safety and protection during flight. The Propeller Cage mounts on the Mavic Pro’s arms and completely encircles a set of slightly smaller 7728 Quick-Release Folding Propellers, while the Propeller Guard only places a barrier around the propellers.
The Propeller Cage is probably ideal for those starting out with flying and want to avoid hurting someone. With the additional weight of the Propeller cage, unfortunately the Mavic Pro’s maximum flight time is reduced from 25 to only 12 minutes.
The Propeller Guard
The second flight safety accessory is the propeller guard. As mentioned it only places a barrier around the drone which also seems like a great protection. Unfortunately there’s no word on reduced flight time, but I’m guessing that it’s also considerably less than when flying without the protection.
The other new Mavic Pro Accessories
There are some more small Mavic Pro Accessories: The Advanced Battery Charging Hub for Mavic Pro is a charges up to four Intelligent Flight Batteries in a single session. The batteries will be charged in sequence according to their power levels, from high to low. It’s also compatible with the Phantom 4 series 100W charger that can further reduce the charging time. You need the charger itself in combination with the hub.
There’s also a “Drone Sleeve” that helps you store the Mavic Pro in a smaller form factor and protects it from dust and scratches. The downside of the new Mavic Pro Sleeve of course is that it won’t hold the other Mavic Pro accessories that you just bought.
DJI Mavic Pro ND Filters
Other Mavic Pro accessories include a new remote controller monitor hood and DJI ND Filters which can be easily attached to the camera gimbal, allowing you to control the camera’s exposure better in bright environments. This is often very important in order to keep the shutter speed to a cinematic 1/50th of a second.
Other Mavic Pro ND Filters
We have been testing the Freewell Mavic Pro ND Filters recently and found them pretty good. These are more expensive, but there are more filter options and the Freewell Mavic Pro ND Filters also incorporate a slight IR cancellation to make sure the filter quality is clean and they come in a nice case. We will have a review coming up soon and hope to get a hold of the DJI version as well.
All products are available immediately on the DJI Website:
ND Filters – $35
Drone Sleeve – $7
Propeller Cage – $159
Propeller Guard – Available at a Later Date