Best cheap Osmo Pocket tripod adapter (review and comparison)

Cheap Osmo Pocket tripod adapters
Cheap Osmo Pocket tripod adapters

One of the most common complaints against the Osmo Pocket (reviewed here) is that it lacks a 1/4-20 tripod hole.   If you want to use the Osmo Pocket with a tripod, the only official DJI accessory that has it is the extension handle (which is not yet available and will cost $69).  I think it’s DJI’s way of coercing users into buying the handle.

One alternative is to use a 3rd party tripod mount.  There are now a few of them on eBay and I tried one of them.  I also show a couple of other newer and cheaper alternatives.

Tripod adapter #1

Osmo Pocket eBay tripod adapter
Osmo Pocket eBay tripod adapter

Briefly, this one has so far seemed to work as advertised.  It holds the Osmo Pocket just by friction.  So far in my first day of use, it hasn’t loosened yet.  Inserting the OP into the tripod adapter does not require removing the smartphone connector.

Osmo Pocket eBay tripod adapter rear view
Osmo Pocket eBay tripod adapter rear view

The holder has a slot down the side that is supposed to give access to the Micro SD slot.  In actual use, it was very hard to remove the Micro SD card without removing the tripod adapter.

Osmo Pocket eBay tripod adapter side view
Osmo Pocket eBay tripod adapter side view

The base is wide enough to be stable on a desktop, and features a hole to access the USB port.

One disappointment was that the one I got had a plastic 1/4-20 tripod hole, which was annoying considering how expensive the mount is.  However, version 2.2 of the tripod adapter supposedly does include a metal tripod hole.

Osmo Pocket eBay tripod adapter bottom view
Osmo Pocket eBay tripod adapter bottom view

If you’d like to get this Osmo Pocket tripod adapter, it’s available here. But there are cheaper options (see below).

Tripod adapter #2

Another Osmo Pocket tripod adapter
Another Osmo Pocket tripod adapter

Here’s another tripod mount that costs much less. It looks very similar and also has a slot for the microphone.   But instead of a GoPro mount, it has a slot for a Osmo Pocket smartphone adapter.  This one has a plastic tripod hole.

Tripod adapter #3

Another Osmo Pocket tripod adapter
Another Osmo Pocket tripod adapter

Here’s a third tripod adapter that is the lowest cost in this comparison (under $8 shipped).  This one has a metal tripod hole and moreover has a thumbscrew to tighten the tripod adapter against the Osmo Pocket.  As with the first tripod adapter, this one also has a GoPro mount option, and has a hole in the bottom for the micro USB port.  However, there does not appear to be a hole for the bottom microphone.  Please note the tripod shown in the picture is NOT included.  I ordered this tripod adapter as well and will update this post when I receive it.

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