Not too long ago, we wrote that DJI was about to release their software development kit (SDK) for the DJI Smart Controller. Well, they did so earlier this week. The SDK allows third-party developers to build their applications fully integrated with the DJI Smart Controller. Expect Litchi to be one of the first apps available on the, now even more expensive DJI Smart Controller.
DJI Smart Controller Stories May 18
DJI Smart Controller Stories May 14
DJI just raised the price of their already expensive DJI Smart Controller. We previously wrote about how the Smart Controller plays a crucial role in the future of DJI drones such as the DJI Mavic 2 series. Now, it seems that DJI wants to make sure it is a profitable one as well. The ongoing trade war between the United States and China and resulting tariff increases have led to a raised price for the controller in the United States. You used to pay $649. Now you pay $749 for the remote controller with a built-in display. Ouch!
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DJI Smart Controller Stories May 6
This part 4 and also the last piece in the special series of DJI Rumors that cover the company’s Phantom 4, Phantom 5 and Mavic 2 drone series for consumers, prosumers and professional users. Earlier we covered Part 1: Game over for DJI Phantom 4, Part 2: DJI Phantom 5 canceled and Part 3: DJI Mavic 2 is the future. In this last part, we will focus on the DJI Smart Controller and explain why it will play a crucial role in the future of the DJI Mavic 2 and other forthcoming DJI drones.
DJI Smart Controller Stories April 25
Today, DJI released a new DJI Smart Controller firmware update. Version v01.00.0530. This firmware update, which can only be installed with the use of DJI Assistant 2 offers a number of bug fixes as well as a host of new features, such as the Dual Remote Controller mode. However, the most interesting new feature for most commercial drone pilots is the ability to manage a fleet of aircraft from within the app. Check out the video below from Originaldobo as he shows you how you can switch from a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise to a DJI Mavic 2 Pro all from within the DJI Smart Controller. This functionality only works for the Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom, Mavic 2 Enterprise, and Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual.
DJI Smart Controller Stories March 2
DJI released another new firmware update for the DJI Smart Controller. The last firmware update was from a little more than one month ago. This latest update doesn’t seem to bring us any chocking new features but seems to focus on optimizing things like volume adjustment, photo display. It does, however, add the ability to format MicroSD cards. If you use the DJI Smart Controller, let us know what you experience is after updating the firmware in the comments below.
DJI Smart Controller Stories February 28
DJI Smart Controller review by Kai [video]
At the beginning of the year, DJI introduced the DJI Smart Controller at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. We had seen the controller pop up before in many official and unofficial DJI photos. The $649 DJI Smart Controller has a 5.5″ screen built-in, which is much brighter than a smartphone as you can see in Kai’s review on Youtube. Kai’s main takeaway is that using the Smart Controller just makes flying your drone easier and keeps your phone available and charged in case you need it for something else.