This morning DJI released their new DJI Smart Controller during CES 2019. Right after the official announcement at 9 am EST, the first reviews showed up on YouTube. At $649 the new DJI Smart Controller is not cheap by any means but the brighter screen will be very useful for many drone pilots. The price goes down to $400 when bought in combination with the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom or Pro drone.

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YouTube reviews of the DJI Smart Controller

Tom’s Tech Time

Tom really likes the new DJI Smart Controller. Two downsides he mentions are not being able to insert a sim card to connect to the Internet directly. And second, it takes a long time to charge the device.

However not having to carry various hoods around that allow you to view your smartphone display in bright sunlight is a huge plus.

The screen of the new DJI Smart Controller is really bright.

Rick from DroneValley

Rick from DroneValley does a great job reviewing the new DJI Smart Controller in a long video review published on YouTube. Rick points out some to the ergonomic benefits of the new and larger DJI Smart Controller.

Ready Set Drone

Kelly from Ready Set Drone reviews the new DJI Smart Controller as well in another lengthy but very detailed video review. He concludes that is awesome to be flying his drone with the new controller. The bright screen and the convenience of not having to use your phone are huge as well.

What do you think about DJI Smart Controller? Let us know in the comments below.

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