When it comes to a solid drone, it’s really hard to beat the DJI Mavic Pro. It’s famous for it’s video capabilities, long battery life, and sophisticated (yet fun) flight capabilities. When you have the ultimate drone already, one of the hardest things to do is to accessorize it. What does it need, after all? Well, while it is a fine thing all on its own, there are a few extras that can enhance your enjoyment of the Mavic. In this article we have gathered a few of the best accessories to show you so that you can decide for yourself the best Mavic Pro accessories!
How do I choose with so many items out there?
That’s certainly a valid question. There are all kinds of items out there, such as propeller guards, battery upgrades, landing gear and pads… it’s enough to make you dizzy. If you have just purchased your Mavic then the first recommendation which we would make would be safety items. Items like the propeller guards help to protect your investment and while we are on the subject of that, you might want to consider property insurance. Yes, your Mavic has a limited warranty, but with an investment as serious as a drone of this caliber a little extra insurance can’t hurt. Now, beyond safety concerns, we’ve got a few ideas about what might be some useful accessories for your Mavic. Let’s take a look.
Our favorite Mavic Pro accessories
Now that we have piqued your interest, here are our favorite accessories for getting the most enjoyment out of your Mavic Pro drone. While there are certainly other accessories out there (a veritable mountain), these were chosen for their practicality and fun factor and we think that you are going to like them.
FSTOP Labs rapid battery charger keeps the fun going
Our first entry is the FSTOP Labs rapid battery charger and it addresses an important issue: what can you do to keep the fun going? While your Mavic battery might give you 20 or 25 minutes at a time, sometimes that is simply not enough. By utilizing the FSTOP Quad-style charger you can charge 4 batteries at a time. If your primary batter is fully charged then this means you can get 4 more ready, stick them in the pocket of your bag, and you’ve got 2 hours of flight time ready to go, interrupted only by a quick battery change as needed!
Lowepro ViewPoint BP250 for transporting your Mavic Pro
When you’ve made the kind of investment required to obtain a serious drone like a Mavic Pro then you need to take a few steps to make sure that when you are transporting it that it doesn’t come to harm. The Lowepro Viewpoint BP250 is a great choice for this. It’s roomy enough to carry the Mavic, snug and secure, along with your camera and your extra goodies for the Mavic. This bag will carry up to 3 GoPro cameras, in fact, and this bag also comes with a ‘gear box’ to keep said goodies separated. Aside from the modular storage that the gear box provides, there is still room in your Lowepro for a laptop or the tablet of your choice and a unique strap system on the bag allows for the attachment and quick-release of a tripod if you decide that you would like to carry one of those with you as well. Inside, adjustable dividers and more straps make this bag extremely customizable and as far as durability, this bag is pretty tough, as it is composed of 600D Polyester and 1680D Ballistic Polyester. All in all, it’s a solid bag, it’s customizable, and it’s worthy of your Mavic.
ND Filters for better video
The video on the Mavic is cinema quality. A lot of film enthusiasts, in fact, obtain the drone exactly for that, taking shots from perspectives that were formerly reserved for the elite of Hollywood directors. With its 4K video capture you get a lot of power, so why not take advantage of that? These ND filters are
“You can get your frame and shutter rates aligned for optimal performance.”
one way which you can do exactly that. They reduce the light so that you can get your frame and shutter rates aligned for optimal performance and the results are nothing short of amazing. If you are a filming enthusiast then you should consider investing in these, you will definitely notice the difference.
With the kind of resolution offered by the Mavic Pro, we would be amiss if we didn’t talk about the DJI goggles. Yes, we realize that they are expensive, but think about this. You get a first-person immersive experience that consists of a 1920 x 1080 display for each eye. This means that when you are experiencing the firsthand flight-view of your Mavic that you are viewing it on a medium that’s even better than a typical 2k screen. That’s not all. Your head tilt can control the yaw and the camera angle on your unit so that you can focus on exactly what you want to see as you soar the heavenly skies. You can even use the fixed-wing mode for a completely immersive flight experience, controlling the Mavic with your head movements. It really has to be seen to believe so consider the DJI goggles as the ultimate accessory. You’ll be glad that you did.
Some final words
In today’s article we have discussed the best accessories for getting the most out of your Mavic Pro. If you want to boost your fun factor then you should definitely go for the goggles, but if you are of a more practical bent then the Lowepro might be a better fit for you (pun completely intended). If, however, you are a aspiring filmmaker then you definitely need to get the ND filters. Whatever your motivation, we hope that you will enjoy and get the most out of your accessories. Until next time, have fun flying your Mavic drone!