1.0 out of 5 stars
Zubeyir - Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2019
I Expected Better
I really want to love the Osmo Pocket. I feel like all it's shortcomings could be solved with the right accessories (or a damn firmware update). Unfortunately, this kit has many issues . . . The GoPro Style Mount: Who designed this? Angle adapters have to be used in order to get the screen facing towards you on a pole. Why? Am I missing Something? The mount also obstructs the phone connector, which means the OSMO has to be removed from the mount and the phone adapter plugged if I want to review footage or make fine adjustments using a phone. That's a lot of little bits to fumble with for what should be a simple operation. It's also pricey as hell when bought separately. Seems like a mount that attaches to the bottom portion of the Osmo (offset slightly to clear the charging connector), would solve this problem and give a mounting point that does not need angle adapters. The Wireless Adapter: Doesn't work at all on any Android phone I tried. Pixel 2, Pixel 3, S8, S9 : no, no, no, and no. Seems to work with IOS but even then there are connection issues. Also, why doesn't this wireless adapter plug in to where the phone connector plugs in? If you have a phone adapter and the Wireless adapter plugged in at the same time, you get a message saying you have to unplug one. Seems like a little bad design led to more and more bad design. The Thumb Wheel: The only thing what works. But still poorly thought out. Where are the settings for gimbal speed and smoothness? I know it's a firmware issue, but come on. The thumb wheel takes up the phone adapter slot leaving no way to connect a phone, except wirelessly. But if I'm looking for the extra control of the thumb wheel and I have the Osmo in my hand, wouldn't that be the perfect time to have a phone as a monitor? Do I really need to connect wirelessly two things that are both in my own hand? The Osmo pocket is a great camera, but DJI really needs to step up their accessory game, especially since the Osmo comes pretty barebones out of the box and DJI clearly expects customers to shell out $$$ for accessories to make the Osmo live up to its promise and potential.
2.0 out of 5 stars
William B Partridge - Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2019
Defeats the point and doesn't work with each other
This is really a weird mixed bag of things. The Osmo Pocket has genuine, if not frustrating, utility but use of one or more of these will both improve on the device and make things worse at the same time. For example to use the control wheel you have to, understandably, remove the smartphone adapter but then you've got no where to put the adapter and you'll just lose it. The added buttons can't be remapped either so one is tracking and the other goes to selfie. The mount is all but useless really. You can't leave anything plugged into the port when using it and it doesn't include all the hardware to mount it to anything. It assumes you already have things to mount an action camera to and if you don't you're left with not much info on what you're supposed to do with it. The wi-fi/bluetooth adaptor is the only thing of any real value as it's the only thing that doesn't make the device actively worse at the same time. But, at least for me, it's buggy and slow. You won't want to use it when you can just plug the device into your phone. It doubles as an extra wide stand base but doesn't offer automatic uploads or a tripod mount or anything like that. It is essential when you use the scroll wheel assuming you want to though as it will now be the only way to connect to your phone. All in all the utility here is slim at best and seems to run counter to the simplicity in design the Osmo Pocket offers. Maybe with software and firmware updates things would be better but as it stands unless you're dead serious about the wheel control and want to be able to adjust settings at the same time (over wifi/bluetooth with the phone) then just skip this.
5.0 out of 5 stars
California Peter - Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2019
These accessories are really needed to have a complete package. Frankly, they should just come with the OSMO. But they are not perfect. The wireless module actually connects to your phone via WiFi. The bluetooth connection is used only briefly to pass the wifi password to your phone. So saying it has bluetooth capabilities is not really true. It does not allow you to connect to your phone in any useful way via bluetooth. The wifi connection works fine on my iPhone. But I cannot connect to a wifi hotspot and the Osmo at the same time. The controller wheel is handy - it's the only practical way to control the pan or tilt. But you can only control one at a time. You have to flip a switch to choose which axis you are going to control. A joystick would be much more useful, as you could control both axes at the same time. The Accessory Mount is great for attaching the Osmo to anything your heart desires. It uses a GoPro style mount which is on the back side of the handle. You'll need to dig deep into your GoPro mount collection to actually mount it to anything, because the GoPro mount faces away from the camera rather than down. It also blocks the port on the Osmo, so you have to remove the controller wheel or the teeny-tiny phone connector or the port cover to use the mount. The wireless module can stay in place. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this bundle. All three items (4 if you include the SD card) add to the usefulness of the Osmo. But they all have their own limitations as well. They make the Osmo better, but they don't make it a replacement for a higher end camera on a dedicated gimbal.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Michael F Ciesco - Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2019
This is Original Equipment Osmo Pocket
I was a little hesitant in ordering this kit. I had been on the list at B+H Photo but this has been on B/O since I bought my Pocket. This is the only one I have seen online and thought it may be a knock off but it is not. Original US packing from DJI. Happy to finally have the kit.