Drone manufacturer DJI has launched a new remote controller this week in the form of the DJI Smart Controller which is priced at $649 and now available to purchase directly from the DJI website. As well as being available to purchase as a stand-alone remote control the Smart Controller is also available bundled with the companies Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones.
DJI is currently showcasing its full lineup of consumer drones and handheld imaging products at CES 2019 this week, including the new Osmo Pocket stabilised camera, together with workshops, hands-on product demonstrations and more.
“The DJI Smart Controller expands the ecosystem of accessories built around DJI’s industry leading drone technology. Using a crisp 5.5”screen built into the controller itself, the Smart Controller allows pilots to quickly get their drone in the air without the need to connect a mobile device. It can be paired with DJI’s newest drones including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro which use DJI’s OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, displaying vivid images in Full HD resolution. Drone pilots can take advantage of its compact, highly portable design that has been optimized for use in direct sunlight. It features an ultra-bright display with an output of 1000 cd/m2, twice the brightness of standard smart phones.“
“A customizable Android dashboard supports DJI GO 4, DJI Pilot, along with various third-party apps such as editing programs. The DJI GO 4 app also touts several new features including SkyTalk, that allows pilots to livestream the drone’s camera feed to social channels including Facebook, Instagram and WeChat so that anyone can experience the thrill of flying a drone. Another new feature is DJI GO-Share which easily transfers imagery from the Controller to your mobile device. The DJI Smart Controller brings a new level of reliability when flying, with 2.5 hours of battery life and the ability to operate in adverse temperatures as cold as -4° Fahrenheit and as hot as 104° Fahrenheit.”
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