DJI’s CES debut: A new smart controller for the Mavic Pro 2
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DJI doesn’t have a new drone to offer at CES 2019 but it has an important accessory update for the Mavic Pro 2, a new controller.
The Smart Controller features a built in 5.5-inch full HD screen that DJI said is twice as much brighter as a regular screen, which means it could handle difficult situations like shooting under direct sunlight.
The controller has internal storage and uses an android system. Users can also expand it with a micro-SD card.
What makes all the difference is how fast a flight could be set up. Image you are on a road trip in the Yellowstone and you see a deer. You can take off right away without having to set up you phone.
DJI said it could handle tough weather condition from -4 F (-20 C) to 104 F (40 C).
However, there are a few thing we don’t think DJI still needs to improve. First of all, the battery life, it would take 2 hours to charge, and would only last for 2.5 hours.
Secondly, the hefty price tag, DJI said they will price it at $649, which means it would be mostly for pros or prosumers.
The accessory is still under FAA review, and would be made available once the process is finished.