5 Essential Accessories for the DJI Mavic Pro
The DJI Mavic Pro is one of the most exciting new drones to hit the market in a long time.
Originally designed to compete with the now-recalled GoPro Karma, the Mavic Pro packs high-performance features including a 4K camera, advanced obstacle avoidance, and intelligent flight modes into a very small and portable package.
Though the Mavic Pro is a stellar drone in its own right, numerous accessories have popped up that make owning and flying the craft that much more fun.
Here are 5 essential accessories for the DJI Mavic Pro so you get the most enjoyment possible out of this one-of-a-kind drone.
The Mavic Pro is incredibly small in flight mode. Thanks to folding propellers, it’s possible to fold it down even smaller for easier transportation.
Yet lugging the drone around is still a pain without a proper backpack or carrying case. Several models are available that are specifically designed with the Mavic Pro in mind.
Not only does a drone backpack or drone carrying case help you safely transport your drone, it also keeps it safe during storage. The best backpacks/cases also have enough room for batteries, your controller, and any other accessories you might have.
Our favorite backpacks/carrying cases for the Mavic Pro include:
- PolarPro Dronetrekker Travel Backpack – This TSA carry-on approved backpack is large enough for your Mavic Pro, DSLR camera, multiple batteries, laptop, extra props and landing gear, two 32-ounce water bottles, and more.
- DJI Mavic Shoulder Bag – This shoulder bag is much smaller than the above-mentioned backpack yet still fits a Mavic Pro, controller, batteries, and more without a problem.
- PolarPro DJI Mavic Hard Case – If a bag isn’t your style, you’ll love this hard-sided storage and transport case. A rugged outer layer and tri-density foam cutouts make this the perfect option for long-distance travel where maximum protection is required.
Mavic Pro ND Filters
Invest in a set of professional ND filters for your Mavic Pro to greatly improve the quality of your photography and videography.
The filters can be added to your camera lens to accomplish a number of tasks. These include reducing glare, increasing color saturation, reducing shutter speed, and more.
PolarPro DJI Mavic Filters come with a lifetime warranty. They help with nearly any lighting condition so you never have to worry about poor conditions interfering with capturing the aerial footage you need.
Drone Landing Pad
Another essential accessory for the DJI Mavic Pro is a drone landing pad.
A drone landing pad has a number of benefits. Chief among them is that it helps protect your drone from dust, dirt, sand, and grime upon landing.
The landing pad is useful when grass might be wet or dewy. Rather than landing on these wet surfaces, you can now land on a top-quality pad, ensuring your drone isn’t ruined.
Using a drone landing pad is also a great way for beginners to learn the basics of taking off and landing with their drone. It gives you a good visual landing point to make taking your drone out of the sky that much easier. We prefer this RC-style landing pad from RCG TianCheng.
It’s hard to argue that any other accessories are more beneficial than battery accessories. They help you keep your drone charged so you have fun for longer.
The top three battery accessories for the DJI Mavic Pro include:
- LiPo Battery Safe Bag – Use a LiPo safety bag to keep your drone’s batteries safe during transport and storage.
- USB Power Bank – A USB power bank allows you to charge a mobile device, like your smartphone or tablet, at a moment’s notice. As we all know using the DJI Go App sucks up a lot of battery life – this accessory helps prevent that.
- Mavic Pro Car Charger – Safely charge your drone’s batteries in your very own car.
It’s hard to think of anything cooler than piloting your drone with first-person viewing (FPV).
Though FPV is still awesome from a controller’s LCD screen, it’s even more awesome from a set of FPV goggles. Wearing these goggles while flying your drone makes it feel like you’re really in the cockpit.
FPV goggles fully immerse you in the flying experience. Crystal-clear 1080p resolution makes you feel like a bird. These 1080p panels aren’t just at the front of the goggles, they’re at the sides as well, offering an 85-degree field of vision.
Though they’re not yet available for sale, DJI’s Mavic Pro FPV goggles are certainly set to take piloting the drone to all new levels.
Honorable Mention: Mavic Pro Fly More Combo
The 5 essential DJI Mavic Pro accessories listed above are the best of the best. Yet a list of the best accessories isn’t complete without mention of the Mavic Pro Fly More Combo.
Available straight from DJI, it’s perfect for those that haven’t yet purchased a Mavic Pro.
The great-value package bundles together a Mavic Pro drone (and everything it originally comes with) along with 2 extra batteries, 2 extra propellers, 2 charging hubs, a car charger, a battery-to-power-bank adapter, and a shoulder bag.
In short, this package contains the drone itself along with the vast majority of the accessories we listed above. It’s the best way to get all the best DJI Mavic Pro accessories at a very reasonable rate.
The DJI Mavic Pro is an incredibly fun drone to fly no matter how you look at it.
It folds up to a little larger than the size of a water bottle for ease of transportation. Yet it’s very small size does nothing to sacrifice performance. A 4K camera, intelligent flight modes, and advanced obstacle avoidance translate to an incredible UAV experience.
The 5 essential accessories above make flying your DJI Mavic Pro that much better. They make it easier, safer, and that much more fun.
Since you’ve already invested in a top-quality high-end drone, it doesn’t hurt to invest in a handful of the best accessories.