If you own a DJI Osmo Pocket, you know how awesome it is. It is just objectively sweet, come and fight me if you disagree.
Although the Osmo Pocket is awesome as is, straight out of its glorious, tiny box, there are several Osmo Pocket accessories that can help you get even more out of it.
The Osmo Pocket can be much more than just your occasional selfie camera. It can be your all in one solution with just a few extra accessories.
Here are the DJI Osmo Pocket accessories that I've purchased and recommend you check out as well.
Note: Read the entire post before you decide to grab any of these items. There are a couple of bundle offers that will save you some money if you're buying multiple accessories at once. I spent too much because I bought each one a la carte. This bundle for example will get you almost everything you could possibly need for your OSMO Pocket and save you some money in the process.
#1 OSMO POCKET WIRELESS MODULE
I didn't rank these in any particular order ... except this one. This is by far the #1 add on for your new device.
Because it allows you to connect your Pocket to the phone via bluetooth.
You can have your camera several feet away and keep your smart phone next to you as a monitor. This is great if you're trying to branch out from selfie style shots into more professional looking, 3rd person videos.
The base also has other cool functions.
It works as a charging dock and is now the primary way I keep mine juiced.
Note: The base didn't charge for me at first. You need to make sure you use a USB-A to USB-C connection. If you still have the cable that came with the Pocket, it will work best. I was using my USB-C to USB-C cord and it wasn't charging at first.
It's also just a nice sturdy base. If you wanted a tripod, buy this first and see if it's enough for your needs.
#2 OSMO POCKET 3.5MM ADAPTER
Priced around $59 on Amazon, this little piece isn't cheap but serves an important purpose: it allows you to add better mics to your Osmo Pocket.
Now, I am really pleased with the mic quality of the OSMO Pocket as-is. But, if you really want to kick things up a notch, adding a better shot gun mic could be a good idea.
#3 PHONE AND OSMO POCKET HOLDER
This little piece makes a surprisingly large impact on your OSMO Pocket set up.
Its main purpose is to reduce the wear and tear that can happen at the connection point between your phone and the Pocket. This minimizes the tension between the devices and also stabilizes the connection in the event that you drop them.
Its secondary purpose is to provide you with a way to connect your Pocket up with additional accessories.
On the top you'll have access to the reserved-cold shoe interface and on the bottom, a screw hole for connecting tripods or stands.
This device makes it possible to add lights or mics to the top (extra) and connect tripods or stands on the bottom.
#4 DJI CONTROL WHEEL
On DJI forums, some users have complained about the difficulty in panning and tilting due to the Pocket's small screen.
The DJI Control Wheel (priced around $62 on Amazon) solves this problem and makes panning, tilting and using the operation buttons much easier.
Fat fingered vloggers (I raise my fat hand) rejoice!
Now, using the control wheel does mean that you can't connect your phone. You will use this device for when you record with just the Pocket.
Osmo Pocket Add Ons I Already Had
There were a few things that I have on my Osmo Pocket from previous relationships (with other cameras) and recommend you consider.
#1 Lume cUBE lIGHT (Only nEEDed to Buy Extra Shoe Mounter)
I've had the Lume Cube (usually around $69 bucks on Amazon) around my office for about a year now and had been using it primarily as a desktop light for screen recording.
I believe I grabbed it at Best Buy so, no screenshot receipt 🙁
Adding it occasionally to the top of my Osmo Pocket rig seems like a better use for it now.
I had to buy an additional shoe mounter to connect it (it doesn't come with one). The shoe mounter I bought was $24.95 and was called the Lume Cube - DSLR Camera Shoe Mount.
You may have one of these sized mounters at your house already so check around before buying anything extra.
#2 Rode Shot Gun Mic
I've had this beast collecting dust ever since I bought my Rebel T6i. The 3.5 mm adaptor allows me to connect this to the top of my rig easily.
It sells on Amazon for about $147 and honestly, I'd have bought something slimmer if I didn't already own this one.
If you want to save some cash, buy a shot gun mic that is USB-C. You won't need to order the adaptor and it can sit below the Pocket, connected directly.