The DJI Smart Controller is sold out. Yes, almost exactly 24 hours ago, I wrote that the DJI Smart Controller was available to US customers and now it is out of stock again on the DJI online store. It seems that the new controller with the 5.5″ built-in display has sold out within the first 24 hours of hitting the market in the US. Clearly, many drone pilots appreciate the brighter, built-in display, better range and other features that the DJI Smart Controller offers.

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DJI Smart Controller sells out

After finally becoming available in the US yesterday, the DJI Smart Controller sells out in the first 24 hours. There might still be some devices left at official DJI retailers around the country, but on the official DJI online store, it is sold out. We will aks DJI When we can expect new shipments to arrive and update this post when we receive an answer.

About the DJI Smart Controller

The DJI Smart Controller was introduced during CES 2019. The device is a remote controller for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom/Enterprise drones and features a very bright 5.5″ built-in display that allows you to fly your drone without the use of your smartphone. The DJI Smart Controller uses OcuSync 2.0 and also extends the range up to 5 miles (or 8 kilometers). The DJI Smart Controller also searches for the best signal strength and switches automatically to provide the strongest transmission signal.

The DJI Smart Controller provides a 4K 60p HDMI out to an external monitor or recording device. The controller can be fully charged in two hours and can be used for 2.5 hours before the batteries run out. It will operate in temperatures from minus 20 degrees Celsius (-4 F) to 40 degrees Celsius (104 F).

The controller can be bought in combination with one of the Mavic 2 drones for an additional $400 or separately for $649. Many people have commented that the DJI Smart Controller is on the expensive side. For professional drone operators, this device may be a must-have though.

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

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