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DJI announces Ronin S 2 and Ronin SC 2 gimbals

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It’s been well over a month since DJI teased its new products, but today it officially announced two new gimbals — the Ronin S 2 and the smaller Ronin SC 2.

Both three-axis gimbals come with upgrades you’d expect — stronger motors, heavier payloads, lighter materials, but also some software features we haven’t seen yet. Before we get to that, let’s start with the hardware changes on the RS 2.

The more professional gimbal out of the two is now made with carbon fiber and is 1.3lbs lighter than the original Ronin S, weighing in at a total of 2.86lbs. DJI says the RS 2 supports maximum dynamic payload up to 10lbs. It can theoretically hold even heaving rigs, but you probably won’t get ideal performance with that.

The gimbal also comes with a small 1.4-inch touchscreen display that sits right above the joystick. It can be used to show gimbal settings, camera data, and transmit a live feed of what the camera is recording, but its main purpose is so you can use features like active track without attaching your smartphone on top of the camera.

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DJI is also introducing Titan Stabilization Algorithm, a predictive technology which in theory should optimize to your specific shooting style over time and cut down on manual user input when it comes to speed, deadband and acceleration settings. The second new software enhancement is called SuperSmooth and it’s specifically designed for smoothing out movements when shooting with a tighter lens of up to 100mm focal length.

There are a few other changes that will make any filmmakers’ life easier. The follow focus wheel is now located on the front of the handle and sits right above your index finger. Both RS 2 and RSC 2 are now compatible with Arca Swiss & Manfrotto plates. And that same axis can now be fine-tuned with the balancing knob after you have already mounted your camera, which should speed up setup times between shots.

The Ronin SC 2 is a smaller version of the RS 2 built for smaller mirrorless cameras. This year’s updates include a new foldable design and many of the software and hardware features added to the RS 2.

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The gimbal weighs in at 2.65lbs, which is just slightly heavier than its 2.4lbs predecessor. Its stronger motors support a tested payload of up to 6.6lbs. I felt that the original Ronin SC was just a bit underpowered when I tested it last year. This year DJI promises that more popular camera/lens combinations will work better, such as a Panasonic SH1 paired with a fairly heavy 24-70mm lens.

The new foldable design allows for this gimbal to be held in sling mode, which enables shooting very low to the ground, and there’s also a small 1-inch screen right above the handle.

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Both gimbals come with built-in batteries that DJI says last up to 12 hours of use, and both feature a new quick charge function which can give you a total of 2 hours of use in 15 minutes of charge time. In addition to all of the previous preprogrammed filming modes like panorama, timelapse and vertical mode, DJI is adding a new mode called Time Tunnel that captures a hyperlapse while performing a 360 degree roll.

The Ronin S 2 and Ronin SC 2 are available to purchase starting today for $849 and $499 respectively. DJI is also selling a Pro Combo package which includes a phone holder, separate focus motor, RavenEye Image Transmitter and a dedicated carrying case. The RS 2 Pro Combo will set you back $999, while the RSC 2 Pro Combo will cost $739.

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

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Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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Apple will replace AirPods Pro for free with faulty noise cancellation, static or crackling

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Today, exactly one year after Apple first launched the AirPods Pro — and thus the same day the very first AirPods Pro owners will see their one-year warranties expire — Apple has launched a repair program that offers free repairs or replacements for another whole year if your AirPods Pro experience issues with noise cancellation or static.

Specifically, Apple will fix:

Crackling or static sounds that increase in loud environments, with exercise or while talking on the phone

Active Noise Cancellation not working as expected, such as a loss of bass sound, or an increase in background sounds, such as street or airplane noise

Apple says only a “small percentage of AirPods Pro” are affected by the issues, but it apparently wasn’t just an early batch — Apple says affected units were manufactured “before October 2020,” meaning every AirPods Pro ever made might be eligible. That’s quite a recall if so. Apple says it will repair faulty AirPods Pro for two years after you first buy them.

We’ve heard complaints about degraded noise cancellation before, and at least one Verge editor has replaced their AirPods Pro under warranty. It’s nice to hear that Apple isn’t just cutting buyers off as soon as that warranty expires.

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