Drone maker DJI just introduced an updated version of its Osmo Mobile stabiliser, aptly named the Osmo Mobile 2, which brings a small roster of changes to the original and cuts its price. The Osmo Mobile 2 is just $129, far cheaper than the original model that started at $299. For those seeking to capture smooth, jitter-free, and shake-free videos on their smartphones, this is probably the cheapest quality stabiliser available. The Osmo Mobile 2 is made of “high performance nylon” rather than a combination of nylon and magnesium alloy, which supposedly makes it a tad bit lighter than the original model. The physical buttons have been slightly simplified, and the accessory mount has been relocated from the side to the bottom.
The new model now also uses an internal battery rather than replaceable ones, which DJI promises to last up to 15 hours on a single charge. Replaceable batteries are actually pretty handy for out-and-about film-makers because they can easily replace it with backups once the batteries empty out. Internal batteries would require an outlet, which isn’t always available when shooting in remote locations.
Plus, the Osmo Mobile 2 even charges the phone using its own battery, which is great so that the phone doesn’t lose juice while recording. There’s also a micro USB slot if users want to plug into battery packs or power banks. The Osmo Mobile 2 would be probably the perfect smartphone stabilizer for a lot of people, and at that price it’s an absolute steal. It’s launching sometime next month but preorders will start as early as January 23 — Apple-exclusive at first, though. DJI says the Osmo Mobile 2 supports most phones, meaning any iPhone or Android device should work