In this video review, we are taking a closer look at some accessories for the DJI Osmo pocket and that being the controller wheel and accessory mount. At the time of filming this video, the accessory mount and controller wheel had just been made available to purchase, however, the wireless module or the kit were you get all 3 at a reduced price were still listed as “Out Of Stock”. This has since changed and all accessories are now available.
Let’s start with the accessory mount first. To me, this is a must-have accessory. It features a GoPro finger mount allowing you to mount your Osmo Pocket onto any standard GoPro mount from suction cups, extension poles and so on. Installing the accessory mount is fairly straight forward and has a nice secure connection when locked in. It comes in at a price of 20 US dollars. There are many 3rd party mounts now available on Amazon which I will be showcasing on my YouTube channel in the near future. Some of these mounts connect quite differently and may not be as secure but do offer some valuable features such as 1/4 20 tripod mounts.
Now moving on to the controller wheel, I am really on the fence about this accessory. I can understand the value of having such a device but in my opinion, they could have done a better job with it. First off I think it would have been better if it had been a joystick style control allowing you to control the gimbal in any direction. As it is right now you can tilt the camera using the wheel but if you want to pan the camera with the wheel you have to switch a button first. This does not allow for nice smooth dynamic movements. Some of the other buttons are repetitive as they just mimic things you can do already with existing buttons on the Osmo Pocket. Personally, I do believe the scroll wheel or joystick could have been built into the existing handle and eliminate the need for an add-on accessory. For myself, I find very little value in this accessory as panning and tilting can be done without the accessory and it’s probably something that I would never really use.
Now with everything said I feel both these accessories should have been included in the box with the Osmo Pocket and not an additional purchase. Especially the accessory mount. Right out of the box there is no way of mounting the Osmo Pocket, not even a 1/4 20 mount on the bottom. That should have been a standard feature. So will the lack of mounting options built into the unit, the mounting accessory should have been included in the box for free.
You can watch my YouTube video where we take a closer look at the Osmo Pocket scroller while and accessory mount.