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Best Tablet Mount For DJI Mavic Air

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One question I get asked quite frequently is what tablet mount I use when flying my DJI Drones including the new Mavic Air. There are many on the market and for the most part they are all decent and all work in a similar fashion. What I look for when choosing a tablet / iPad mount for my DJI Mavic Pro / Air or Spark is one that is fold-able and compact. When I head out for the day hiking and flying I like to have all my camera and drone gear in one backpack. Space can sometime be an issue, so that’s why for me the more portable the better.

PowerExtra makes a nice fold-able tablet mount that is compatible with the DJI Spark, Mavic Pro and the Mavic Air. When not in use it folds up into a slim package and can easily be stored in a backpack or even the stock bag that comes with the fly more combo of the Mavic Air or the Spark. It comes with both a case and a lanyard that allows you to hang the remote around your neck if you need to free up your hands. The build quality is good and constructed of a light weight aluminium. This tablet mount works well with a full size iPad or an iPad mini and can also accommodate a larger 12″ tablet.

Tablet Mount (USA) http://amzn.to/2FbldBn
Tablet Mount (CAN) http://amzn.to/2C1HKC1

Short Lightning Cable (USA) http://amzn.to/2sBeZYW
Short Lightning Cable (CAN) http://amzn.to/2C42wRj

How To Use A Tablet or iPad With A Mavic Air

So if you decide you want to use an iPad or other tablet with you DJI Mavic Air there are a few steps needed to connect your iPad/Tablet to you remote. You will need to purchase a 3rd party tablet mount for your DJI Mavic Air such as the PowerExtra mount. The first thing you need to do is disconnect the small USB cable on the side and completely remove it from the remote. Now place the tablet mount in the cradle where you would normally mount your smart phone. You will notice the USB cable that we normally use to connect the phone to the remote controller is too short to reach the tablet. Simply use the charging/data cable that came with your tablet and plug it in to the larger USB-A port on the bottom of the remote, the other end gets plugged into the tablet or iPad. That’s it, just turn on your drone and remote like normal and launch the DJI Go 4 App.

Now alternatively what you can do is purchase a short 12″ lightning cable (if using an iPad or iPad Mini). This is not necessary but prevents having a long cable dangling from the setup.

Here is a video demonstrating how to use an iPad with the Mavic Air.



Best tablet mount for the DJI Mavic Air. How to use and iPad with the Mavic Air.

 

 

Easily mounts into your Mavic Air remote and allows you to mount up to a 12 inch tablet.

 

PowerExtra tablet mount. Compatible with Mavic Pro, Mavic Air and DJI Spark.

 

 

The PowerExtra tablet mount folds up for easy storage.

 

The PowerExtra Tablet mount for DJI Drones comes with a travel pouch and lanyard.

 

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DJI Sling Bag Review | Best Case For The DJI Goggles

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If you have been looking for a storage solution for your DJI Goggles you may want to take a look at the DJI Sling Bag. This sling bag style case is designed to hold the DJI Goggles as well as a Mavic Pro or Mavic Air, it also works well with the DJI Spark. One of the really nice features of the DJI Sling bag is the fact that it is convertible which means if you are only going to be storing the goggles inside, it zips up small so you don’t have all the extra bulk. However if you wish to carry a drone in the pack as well, there is plenty of room. It can hold a total of 3 Mavic Pro batteries plus remote, or 5 Mavic Air batteries and remote.

This bag looks and feels like a premium product, something that I have come to expect from DJI gear. One thing I have not been able to find out online is if the bag is water-resistant. Due to the design of the zippers and material I would have to say it is. Overall a nice case for the DJI Goggles. Watch our review video featuring the DJI Goggles sling bag.

DJI Sling Bag (DJI Website) https://goo.gl/pKvG7L
DJI Sling Bag (Amazon) https://amzn.to/2J9fgps

Mavic Air (DJI Website) https://goo.gl/t74LaQ
Mavic Air (Amazon) http://amzn.to/2EccQaM

DJI Goggles RE (DJI Website) https://goo.gl/qaWFrQ
DJI Goggle RE (Amazon) http://amzn.to/2HC1meI


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Official DJI Mavic Air Car Charger

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When DJI announced and launched the Mavic Air back in January they also listed the Mavic Air car charger as an official accessory. It has been listed as “out of stock” since the Mavic Air launched as it was still in the production stage. For those who have been patiently waiting for the Mavic Air car charger to be released, good news it can finally be purchased as of this week.

The Mavic Air car charger allows you to charge your Mavic Air batteries while out on the go via your vehicles 12 volt accessory port (cigarette lighter). You can charge a single battery, or the car charger can be used in conjunction with the charging hub that came with the “Fly More Combo” kit, allowing you to charge 4 batteries. Keep in mind when using the charging hub it functions the same way as when plugged into a traditional wall socket. It will charge one battery at a time from the most charged to the least.

There are other alternatives for keeping your Mavic Air batteries charged on the on the go such as a power inverter or a portable drone charger. However these can be expensive and heavy to bring with you. Not to mention there are many that only wish to use genuine DJI gear as not to damage the batteries which some cheap 3rd party knock offs have the potential to do. For the price I think the Mavic Air car charger is a nice solution for keeping your Mavic Air batteries charged on the go.

Mavic Air Car Charger (DJI Website) https://goo.gl/V4vbQD
Mavic Air Car Charger (Amazon) http://amzn.to/2pBagBP

 

The DJI Mavic Air car charger packaging.

 

The Mavic Air car charger is compact and easy to store in your drone case or backpack.

 

The Mavic Air car charger can be used to charge one battery at a time or multiple batteries with the Mavic Air charging hub.

 

The Mavic Air car charger can be used with the charging hub that came with the “Fly More Combo”

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