DJI Spark… Have you heard of it? It’s a brand-new miniature drone that just began shipping a couple of days ago. With a name DJI standing behind it, it is pretty obvious that this little fella could be the best mini drone of 2017.
If you joined the bandwagon and already preordered this beauty, then you must be looking for a proper case to match it. We all know just how important cases are which is why you should not take it for granted. It will protect your drone and other accessories from all sorts of impacts, allowing you to have no worries while transporting it from point A to point B. So, with all that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the best cases for DJI Spark available on the market!
Should you buy a case for DJI Spark?
If this is the question you asked yourself right after purchasing this little bugger, then you are on the right track. You want a direct answer? Well, yes – you definitely should buy a case for DJI Spark. Sure, you can drag it around in backpacks, purses… as a matter of fact, DJI Spark is so tiny it can easily fit into a (big) pocket. But, that could lead to your drone getting hassled around which could result in potential damage. As is the case with all other drones, DJI Spark’s weakest spot are its propellers. Even though they’re made out of high quality materials, they cannot sustain twists and turns that are bound to happen if you’re carrying it in a lousy backpack.
On the other hand, if you dedicate an entire backpack or case just for Spark, there’s no doubt it will have a much better time. Usually, they come with various cutouts that are made specially for the drone and all of its respective accessories, making packing a proper breeze. What’s even better – you can pick them up for relatively cheap. Sure, there are premium models available too, but if you are looking for the most basic of protection features, entry level models will do just fine. So, with all that said, why don’t we dig into the subject and see what exactly should you look for in a case for your drone!
What should you look for in a case?
The first thing you need to make sure before jumping to purchase is that your desired case does indeed support DJI Spark. This could be a bit tricky since there aren’t that many cases designed specifically for this device. Of course, that is not surprising since it just came out and started shipping a couple of days ago. Other than that, you should also make sure your case has enough space/cutouts to fit all of your accessories. And, last but not least, if you’re planning on purchasing a backpack, keep in mind that you’re going to be attached to it for the entire course of your flight/road trip. That’s why you should go for a comfortable one, preferably with padded shoulder straps and backside.
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Cases for DJI Spark :
CaseSack Protection Case
First DJI Spark case that we will take a closer look into is made by CaseSack. With several colorful options available (of course, I personally enjoy black/red color combination the most) it is sure to become a hot topic this summer, even more so when DJI Spark gets into mainstream waters.
So, what’s special about this drone case? Well, first of all, it is important to note this little bugger is extremely cheap. It will set you back as much as a half decent meal in a solid restaurant. Yes, that cheap! For those of you who think it must suck since it’s so cheap, well you’re not correct. Even though it’s not made out of highest quality materials, CaseSack Protection Case can still do what it claims to do – protect your drone.
You won’t get state of the art impact protection though, but for this price, it is more than decent. In terms of extra accessories this thing can fit, you’re only looking at the basics including extra propellers and batteries. That’s understandable though, since its price tag is nothing short of ridiculous.
Fheaven Protective Case
This next case for DJI Spark is made by Fheaven, a completely unknown company that’s trying to make a proper name for itself with this one. Truth be told, this case is not that different from CaseSack’s one in terms of price. But, in my honest opinion, I like this one better. I don’t know if it’s just me, but this one feels a lot more like high quality.
The overall build is quite sturdy for such a cheap price. In fact, I’m pretty sure DJI Spark would survive massive drops while being inside of this little bugger. It’s still not a hard case though, so don’t go all crazy on it. While Fheaven Protective Case might be good in terms of basic protection, it is not built for anything more than that. That’s because it is made out of EAV+PU leather which is water and scratch resistant.
In terms of storage space, Fheaven Protective case can fit the drone, controller, 2 extra batteries, cables, props and all other miniature accessories. Additionally, it also incorporates a mesh compartment for storing your phone, keys and similar things. All things considered, for such a small price Fheaven is definitely worth it!
Hard Cases for DJI Spark :
GBSELL Waterproof Hardshell Case
If you are a sloppy person and a little bit of extra protection for your drone would come in handy, then what you are looking for must be hard cases. As their name suggests, they are made out of hard, durable and sturdy materials which will protect your drone with their life… and I am not even kidding.
Take this GBSELL’s waterproof hardshell case as a proper example. It comes in several different colors and packs quite a punch in terms of overall level of protection. This is due to a thick layer of PP on the outside which protects it from suffering any damage and dense EVA on the inside which tightly secures your belongings and makes sure they don’t waddle around during your travels.
In terms of accessories that this thing supports, most of you will be quite happy. Not only does it fit DJI Spark and its dedicated controller but extra propellers as well as 3 extra batteries. This is not surprising considering we’re talking about a case that has the following proportions: 33 x 25.5 x 13 centimeters. With that in mind, I’d like to urge you to go ahead and purchase GBSELL Waterproof Hardshell Case as soon as you can since it can be found for 50$ off on Amazon.
Esimen Professional DJI Spark Case
Even though this is technically not a hard case, I still could not pass this opportunity to feature it here. Why is that so? Well, because Esimen Profesional DJI Spark Case is the cheapest one on the market that can offer at least somewhat of an acceptable level of protection for your miniature DJI Spark drone. Keep in mind that this level of protection is not on point with that of GBSELL’s case, but then again, the price gap suggests that too.
Moving forward, for slightly over $20, you will get a miniature carrying case that can fit your drone cables, propellers and 2 batteries. Sure, that’s not a lot of things, but it’s still respectable considering the price tag. Esimen made this one out of EVA and 1680D nylon which go perfectly well with each other. Combination of these 2 materials ensure solid blunt impact protection as well as drops, shocks and similar issues.
Your drone, as well as all other accessories you place alongside it, will be secured in tightly with precise cutouts. With all that being said, Esimen Professional DJI Spark Case seems like a great choice… if not for its solid characteristics then surely for its ridiculously affordable price tag.
Backpacks for DJI Spark :
Powerextra small portable shoulder bag
Now we are at the final portion of this article – backpacks. At the moment, there’s only one of them that’s design to fit DJI Spark (and DJI Mavic Pro as well). It’s made by Powerextra and is also a relatively cheap drone case solution. Exact dimensions of this little fella are as follows: 24x16x13 centimeters. With that in mind, this is clearly not one of those big ass backpacks that can hold a whopping number of things.
Despite that, If you’re a DJI Spark owner there’s nothing to worry about. You can fit drone and all of its following equipment inside together with a tablet or even a digital camera. It has adjustable shoulder straps and includes a super sensitive cloth for cleaning camera lens, tablet display and similar surfaces. If you end up buying Powerextra’s small portable shoulder bag, you can rest assured it’s a good product. If, on the other hand, you don’t like it for some reason, Powerextra allows 30 days money back with no questions asked. Best of all, this backpack even comes with 12-months seller’s guarantee that nothing will go wrong with it. If that’s not enough for you to at least check this pretty little guy out, then I don’t know what else can I say…
Lowepro Pro Tactic BP 250 AW
The last option on this article is not specially designed for DJI Spark, but that doesn’t mean it cannot hold it. It’s quite the contrary actually – I picked this backpack out since it is able to hold an amazing number of things. In addition to DJI Spark and its accessories, Lowepro BP 250 AW can also fit an 11-inch laptop or tablet with ease. Add a bunch of other small tech gadgets, smartphone, headset and there will still be space left for your keys, soda and whatnot.
Space aside, it’s important for you to know about additional features this backpack has. For instance, it incorporates ActivZone technology in its harness which allows seamless ventilation. Likewise, you can also adjust MaxFit dividers and further increase the level of protection with the All-Weather cover. That’s not all though. There is even more customizability available – Lowepro Pro Tactic BP 250 AW has adjustable waist belt that allows extra support for your back. So, to summarize: comfort – check, plenty of space – check, advanced ventilation feature – check…
But all this comes at a high price tag which will surely drive away some of you. Still, for those of you who won’t be frightened by the price tag, I warmly recommend this backpack.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, that’s about it when it comes to cases for brand new DJI Spark. Even though we are talking about a drone that has just become available, there are still plenty of case options available. That’s why I wanted to make sure you pick out the right one that will not only suit your drone but you and your needs too.
Until next time,
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