For the first time, DJI released their Fly More Package as a kit and not a combo. That means you don’t have to purchase it with your Mavic 2, but can do so at any time. We picked up a kit for our Mavic 2 and we will break it down for you. The question is: Is the Mavic 2 Fly More Kit worth picking up?
When you purchase your new Mavic 2, whether you opt for the Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom you’ll be shelling out a lot of hard earned cash. Unfortunately, you’ll only get one battery and no case to tote your new prize possession around in. DJI has created the Mavic 2 Fly More Kit to pick up some important accessories for your Mavic 2 in addition to two more batteries. Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll be getting.
Intelligent Flight Batteries × 2 (retail $119 each)
Mavic 2 Car Charger × 1 (retail $59)
Battery Charging Hub × 1 (retail $49)
Battery to Power Bank Adapter × 1 ($19)
Low-Noise Propellers × 2 Pairs (retail $10 each)
Mavic 2 Shoulder Bag × 1 (retail $79)
The total cost of these items purchased separately is $464 and the kit will only set you back $319 so obviously, that is a pretty good deal. But do you really need everything that comes in this package? No, probably not. Let’s take a closer look at these items. From most important to least…
The Mavic 2 Batteries
These are the two most important items in the package. Purchasing them separately will set you back about $240. So right away we are pretty close to the purchase price of the Fly More Kit. Odds are you want at least one extra battery and most people probably want two extras. Picking up two extra batteries will tack on another hour of flight time and that can be huge. If you just want to purchase a Mavic 2 battery and not the Fly More Kit, click here.
The Mavic 2 Charging Hub
Picking up the Fly More Kit will net you three batteries (one from the drone and two from the kit). Having a charging hub will make getting them juiced up a lot more convenient. This charger will charge one battery at a time starting with the batteries that are closest to full. It is small and foldable and easy to take with you. Purchasing this on your own will set you back $49, so if you just want two batteries and the charger you can still save a little cash. Buying the two batteries and the charging hub will only set you back $289 vs the $319 of the entire kit. The question then is, do you want the rest of the items.
The Mavic 2 Shoulder Bag
This is probably the item that will help you decide whether or not the Fly More Package is for you. The box that the Mavic 2 comes in looks nice, but can’t really be used as a carrier for your drone. You have to take props off to store the Mavic 2 in the box.
This bag is quite compact. It does fit the Mavic and all of the goodies that come in the Fly More Kit, but getting them all in there takes a bit of practice. The bag does have a nice look to it, but personally, I’d prefer it to be a little larger. I’m not comfortable stuffing it to the brim. If you are looking for a super compact bag this one is for you. If you were looking for something with a little room to bring some extra supplies you’ll need to pick up an aftermarket bag. This compact bag checks in at $79 and makes the package a deal if you like it, but if you are going to get a larger bag then you might think twice about the Fly More Kit. Unless you are looking to charge your Mavic on the go then the kit is almost a no-brainer.
The Mavic 2 Car Charger
If you want to be able to charge your Mavic 2 batteries on the go then the Fly More Kit is almost a no-brainer. The car charger is $59 by itself and adding the extra batteries to that puts you right at $300. It certainly adds a level of convenience to be able to top off your batteries while you are on the run.
The Mavic 2 Low-Noise Propellers
Having an extra set of props is definitely important. Hopefully, you will never need them but if you do and they aren’t with you that can certainly ruin your day. These will set you back $10 a pair and you’ll get two pairs in the Fly More Kit.
The Mavic 2 Battery to Power Bank Adapter
This tiny gizmo turns your Mavic 2 batteries into power banks. If you are out in the field and need to charge your phone or tablet you can plug right into your Mavic batteries with this adapter.
Should You Get the Mavic 2 Fly More Kit?
The easy answer is yes, it is an excellent deal. If you want two batteries and the two different chargers it is saving you money. However, if you are only looking for a spare battery or you want a larger case you might be ahead to piece it out. Either way, it is nice that DJI has finally offered the Mavic 2 Fly More Kit as a separate add-on so you can pick it up at any time.
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