The EXO from Taipan is the first commercially offered DJI Osmo Pocket cage. Its aluminium design offers multiple threaded holes, arca-swiss plate and ARRI 2-pin mount while sustaining the full connectivity of the Osmo Pocket. There will be more accessories for the cage available in the future.
Taipan cinema tools is a relatively new camera accessories manufacturer based in Italy. They are offering mostly cages for Z Cam cameras and rigs for VR 360 multi camera setups. Now they managed to design what appears to be the world’s first commercially offered cage for the new DJI Osmo Pocket camera. Although I would personally say the whole point of the DJI Osmo Pocket is the portability, there are definitely enough users who want to put their Osmo Pocket in a cage. By the way, for more information about the DJI Osmo Pocket itself take a look at our review and hands-on article or our initial news article with camera specs. What does the EXO Osmo Pocket cage from Taipan offer?
EXO – DJI Osmo Pocket Cage
The EXO Osmo Pocket Cage is made from 6061 aluminium and it expands the mounting possibilities and provides additional protection for the camera’s body. There is an Arca-Swiss type base for quick release mounting, a couple of 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threaded holes at the back and bottom of the cage and an ARRI 2-pin mount. To insert the Osmo Pocket in the cage, there is some kind of retracting mechanism. For deatiled tour of the cage, take a look at the following promo video.
The cage is fully compatible with Osmo Pocket accessories. It can be adjusted to use the Pocket wireless base for remote control and it is designed to be used with the Pocket original control grip extension. Full access to the Pocket USB-C bottom and back-side ports as well as smartphone (up to the size of Samsung Galaxy Note 9) connection via the original phone adapter is sustained.
The company claims that EXO Osmo Pocket Cage is only their first step into building a complete system around the tiny gimbal camera. One of the accessories that would make sense to me the most is some kind of support piece for the connected smartphone. That is indeed one of the confirmed future accessories. Other planned accessories are for example quick release belt clip or arca-swiss in-line grip. The company however did not yet specify when they will bring the accessories.
EXO Osmo Pocket Cage Key Specs
- aerospace 6061-T6 aluminum
- opaque surface finish
- black, anti-scratch anodization
- stainless steel safety/lock/align mechanism
- fourteen 1/4-20 UNC threaded holes (12 of them with steel helicoils)
- one 3/8-16 UNC bottom mounting point
- ARRI 2-pin mount (anti-rotation design)
- weight: 71gr / 2,5oz
The manufacturer is now accepting pre-orders for the EXO Osmo Pocket Cage via e-mail at [email protected]. The price of the cage is $35,99 USD (excluding VAT, shipping and customs – these may be due depending on the country you order from). The company expects to start shipping the pre-ordered units at the end of February 2019.
Do you use DJI Osmo Pocket? Are you thinking of getting a cage for it? How do you like the design of the EXO cage? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.