DJI is a maker of all sorts of slick drones that are meant for the series amateur or pro photographer wanting images from the sky. At CES 2019 DJI has announced a new Smart Remote controller with an integrated display. It allows users to pilot the drone without needing a smartphone or tablet.
It has a 5.5-inch screen and works with the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro drones. The display is designed for use in sunlight, and has a 1000 cd/m2 brightness rating. The screen allows pilots to view a crisp image of the drone’s camera feed. It can also livestream the drone footage to Facebook, Instagram, and WeChat. It runs a custom version of Android that provides support for third-party editing programs.
The controller has a battery good for 2.5 hours of runtime per charge and can transfer power from the controller to your mobile device to keep you texting and talking on the go. The DJI Smart Controller is available now and sells for $649. Combo packs with the Smart Controller and Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom are also available.