DJI Mic 2 transmitter at the FCC with design, battery update

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A day after the DJI Pocket 3 showed up at the FCC, a related but unexpected product also showed up, the DJI Mic 2 transmitter. Is DJI gearing up to release an improved DJI Mic?

The listing only references the transmitter suggesting the company is only updating the transmitter for now, with what looks like to be updates to the design and battery capacity.

DJI Mic 2 transmitter design

While not noticeable at first, comparing the low-resolution drawing of the Mic 2 transmitter with images of the Mic transmitter, the Mic 2 seems to be slightly shorter while being a little thicker. The clip also appears to have a new third barb on the transmitter side likely to ensure it is more secrure when being worn.

The height of the Mic 2 is either shorter, or the clip is longer, it isn’t as clear at the moment but there is some sort of design change around the size. This change could also be to increase the battery size mentioned in the next section.

Overall, the design seems to be a little more rounded off on the top and bottom, and the top of the unit no longer has a sharp edge around the mic module. The status LED also looks to have been moved to the side of the transmitter, above the new buttons.

Other than the shape and size, the button layout on the DJI Mic 2 transmitter appears to be slightly altered. From the same drawing, we can see two round buttons on the one side. One looks to be the power button and the other looks to be a link button (the icon on the button somewhat resembles the link button). This suggests the record button has likely moved to the other side.

The current Mic transmitter has the record and link buttons on the same side. The move could be to prevent people accidently hitting the link button when trying to record.

DJI Mic 2 transmitter battery

Looking at the Mic 2 transmitter listing we can see the battery has a 1.39Wh battery and charges at 5V 0.4A. In comparison the DJI Mic transmitter has a 1.232Wh battery and charges at 5V 0.5A. This increase in Wh capacity looks to be the result of the Mic 2 transmitter being slightly thicker, allowing for a thicker battery to be used.

DJI Mic 2 release date

There is currently no confirmed date for a release, but we expect it to be alongside the Pocket 3 later this month. DJI products that show up at the FCC often release within the next month or two after doing so. It would also make sense for DJI to release it alongside the Pocket 3, as an external mic is a great accessory to go along with it.

DJI Mic 2 compatibility

As the design looks to be different from the first generation, it is likely it won’t work with the charging kit, which, thanks to a reply to a post on our X account, could mean the Mic 2 will work directly with the Pocket 3. Removing the need for a reciever module and simply relying on the USB-C port to charger the Mic 2 transmitter.

Source: FCC ID