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senatorkelley
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So i'm not sure anyone tried to charge their phone while its sitting in horizontal mode while on the Osmo2 but there's a problem. All convential cables get in the way to even balance the phone on the gimbal.

So I found these cables: I looked for every phone connection type

Micro-USB
https://www.amazon.com/gp/produc ... 0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

USB C
https://www.amazon.com/Micord-De ... ord+90-degree+usb+c

Apple Lighting
https://www.amazon.com/Micord-90 ... 90-degree+lightning

I'm not sure how well these work but its the thinnest 90* angle i could find. I'm not affflicated with the brand or Amazon, just trying to help

Hope this helps!
2018-3-9
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djiuser_9ecpbcTy4u4M
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Thank you senator. You inspired me to make trial. I purchase one of the similar cord in a nearby retail store at ~US$6.
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Thank you senatorkelley. You inspired me to make trial. I purchase one of the similar cord in a nearby retail store at ~US$6.   As expected, application of the 90-degree cord to long phone like Note 8, is creating horizontal tilting to the left, approximately 20 degree down, even though I adjust offsetting slider notch to max (to right side).  I guess the phone can be charged (by OM2) this way while shooting video, but additional power is required for OM2’s balancing.   But, this arrangement makes an easy way to microphone plug-in too (LOL)
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senatorkelley
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I got my USB cable and my tripod! everything works perfect!


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Looks nice cable, but I don't think it works for most of phone since the gimbal is still hard to be balanced well.
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2018-3-11 22:32
Looks nice cable, but I don't think it works for most of phone since the gimbal is still hard to be balanced well.

Hi Mandy

You are correct.

Right after I post #3 above, I go out to take time-lapse with the 90 degree cable attached to gimbal.
As said, the whole gimbal suffered left tilt ~20degrees.
But after power on, it can still start motion-time-lapse.
It's just after 15 minutes or so during motion time lapse, OM2 suddenly power off itself

If there is  a OM3 to come, please consider extending horizontal offset-slider to further right,
so that long phone can use power cable (while charging) and microphone jacks.
(Xiaomi gimbal offers even a better solution, its gimbal has male extrusion that fits right to and charge-up the action cam female power socket)

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senatorkelley
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2018-3-11 22:32
Looks nice cable, but I don't think it works for most of phone since the gimbal is still hard to be balanced well.

Then whats the point of charging phone feature? Who will need to charge the phone in portrait mode? I myself will never use portrait so that USB port would be useless.
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I have been using this set up for a while now but beware the phone drains a lot of power from the gimbal, plus the gimbal is working extra to balance the phone with the cable.  In my experience, the gimbal only lasted 1.5-2 hours top.  I have an iphone 8 plus.  Not sure if this will be the same for smaller phones.  Because of this, I now tape a small portable charger to charge my iphone separately while using the gimbal.  This way the OM2 lasts longer.  It'll be interesting if everyone who uses this cable reports back how many hours the OSM2 lasted while charging the phone.   
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senatorkelley Posted at 2018-3-12 05:00
Then whats the point of charging phone feature? Who will need to charge the phone in portrait mode? I myself will never use portrait so that USB port would be useless.

The Osmo Mobile 2 can charge a mobile device via the USB port on the back of the handle. It can be simply used as a power bank just in case your phone is out of power.
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Thanks for your test and feedback, we listen to all the suggestion from our customers, I will transfer your need to engineers for consideration in the future development.
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Thanks for sharing the link! I have the same cord and it is a challenge to use it with larger phone like the Samsung Note series.

I am now using a power bank for keeping the phone charged during long time lapse sequences rather than charging through the device, it is working fairly well but it is not possible to have a proper balance as the phone plus low profile USB cord still make the device droop left.
2018-3-27
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Solid cord. Works to charge and play my iphone 6. Isn't too bulky, so the distance from the dash to the cable is significantly shortened when I mount my phone as a GPS (whereas it was super long with a straight cord). ShowBox Kodi Lucky Patcher
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Thank you for sharing this with us. You inspired me.
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kbm79
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Whilst you can use a right angle cable, is the battery drain worth it?

One thing to bear in mind - you can't charge your phone AND use the OM2 at the same time.  The best solution i found so far is to switch the phone mount to vertical which gives you space to plug in the usb cable. You of course have to do this during your filming 'down time' so timing is the key.  Its a bit of a fiddle to return it back to horizontal, but at least the phone is still balanced.

In an ideal world, all smartphone would still have removable batteries - alas, consumer demand has pushed them towards waterproofing, so fixed batteries are here to stay.



2018-5-21
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I use a right angle lightning cable with my iPhone 6 and it balances just fine.  Charges the phone and use the osmo 2 at the same time no problems.
2018-5-21
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I have the 1 foot length of this cable and it works ok but the cable is stiff so its not ideal until its broken in a bit. In this case its better to use a thinner, kinda cheaper cable so the gmbal moves more feely. I can also report that you can be charging your phone while filming with the osmo with no trouble. Its great to be able to do so, however as has been mentioned, the gimbal battery life is shortened big time doing so. I figured it would be, but not this fast. Dropped from 3 bars to 1 bar inside of approx 45 minutes. Shame since phone battery is eaten up during filming. This is my moto z phone. Im finding the tradoffs with android and phone charging to be concerning. Not sure its a keeper.
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this is really very sad that you have to face such a bad situation. I am not supporting it.

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One workaround is to flip the phone as seen below, but the downsides are:
1. Screen partially obscurred
2. Will have to hold joystick backwards, making the joystick very difficult to use.

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Another workaround is to turn your phone around, so the charging port is on the left. When you are doing this, the arm of the Osmo Mobile 2 will be in the way of you hold it straight up. Hold it like you would hold a flashlight, and there is nothing that is blocking the camera. You will miss the ability to lift the camera high and do everything you can do with the camera mounted as it should, but it will work of you are planning to walk straight forward and not "fly everywhere with the camera"
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I made curly cable and it works fine
2018-7-14
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It is free and anyone can use it on their mobile phones. Natasha Jain
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senatorkelley Posted at 2018-3-11 08:26
I got my USB cable and my tripod! everything works perfect!

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Nice. I do the exact same setup even the same cable. Works like a charm (except for underslung mode)!
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kbm79 Posted at 2018-5-21 02:00
Whilst you can use a right angle cable, is the battery drain worth it?

One thing to bear in mind - you can't charge your phone AND use the OM2 at the same time.  The best solution i found so far is to switch the phone mount to vertical which gives you space to plug in the usb cable. You of course have to do this during your filming 'down time' so timing is the key.  Its a bit of a fiddle to return it back to horizontal, but at least the phone is still balanced.

but the thing is that you can charge yr phone and use the osmo at the same time..
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Joemar7 Posted at 2018-3-12 05:24
I have been using this set up for a while now but beware the phone drains a lot of power from the gimbal, plus the gimbal is working extra to balance the phone with the cable.  In my experience, the gimbal only lasted 1.5-2 hours top.  I have an iphone 8 plus.  Not sure if this will be the same for smaller phones.  Because of this, I now tape a small portable charger to charge my iphone separately while using the gimbal.  This way the OM2 lasts longer.  It'll be interesting if everyone who uses this cable reports back how many hours the OSM2 lasted while charging the phone.

3,5 hours with an iPhone 7
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I now tape a small portable charger to charge my iphone separately while using the gimbal.  This way the OM2 lasts longer.  It'll be interesting if everyone who uses this cable reports back how many hours the OSM2 lasted while charging the phone.  most expensive cars in the world  
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Then whats the point of charging phone feature? Who will need to charge the phone in portrait mode? I myself will never use portrait so that USB port would be useless.
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hi.,
Place the mobile phone in the mobile phone holder while pulling the sides of the holder outwards, then release the sides of the holder so they hold the phone in place. Hold the Osmo Mobile 2 horizontally and adjust the position of the phone (in the holder) to balance the tilt axis.

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2018-8-22
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Mike Davies
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I think the biggest problem is because you are causing more of a strain and imbalance on the Osmo battery and gimbal motors by moving your phone over to accommodate space for a right angle charging cable.... More than by just using your Osmo to charge the phone.... I would be willing to bet if you plugged the cable into the phone but not the Osmo and used it... You would see a dramatic change in battery life on the Osmo vs. having the phone correctly balanced with no charging cord...  Just my two cents of simple physics...
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thetrickseek Posted at 5-20 01:24
Thank you for sharing this with us. You inspired me.
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You have done well for this important info. You are wonderful
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mrqbapawlakk
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This is a great peace of hardware that will provide a lot of useful features for users.

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Peggybates
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That is a really great way to charge my phone. I was suffering for keeping charging and taking the videos for one of my projects Electic Man Unblocked . Now i will visit the nearby place and buy the product.
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alanclark007777 Posted at 2018-6-26 03:01
this is really very sad that you have to face such a bad situation. I am not supporting it.

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Great  thread.
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joggybush1 Posted at 2018-8-22 09:27
hi.,
Place the mobile phone in the mobile phone holder while pulling the sides of the holder outwards, then release the sides of the holder so they hold the phone in place. Hold the Osmo Mobile 2 horizontally and adjust the position of the phone (in the holder) to balance the tilt axis.

Awesome reply.
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Awesome Post
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Awesome Post

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I have a great device. You like yours. We have not convinced one another and are not likely to do so.

I was merely suggesting there could be a different way to get your point across to more people. But one must be open to such a suggestion.

Be well.


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jamesmartin
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The Osmo mobile can be charged with usb. I’m sorry but RV? What vehicle past 1960 doesn’t have a cigarette lighter.

As far as worse? No it’s quite capable... provides the same optical stabilization as the original... even allows for vertical videos as well. It’s made of cheaper composite materials (lighter) and no interchangeable batteries (cheaper). As a stabilizer you lose nothing compared to the first one. Maybe in design or additional features theres a difference.


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