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RAVPower Upgraded USB-C 26800 mAh Power Bank



Power banks are an essential part of any “GoPrographers” camera bag. They help us keep our GoPro charged when not around traditional power and also allows us to create extended night-lapses and long time-lapses. Here we are taking a closer look at the new upgraded RAVPower 26,800 mAh power bank that now includes USB-C support. The USB-C port on this power banks is used for both input and output, you can charge your USB-C devices but you can also use the USB-C port to quickly recharge the power bank.

The power bank features two USB-A ports at 5V 2.4A max output for each port. It also has a USB C-Port that is capable of 5V 3A output for faster charging of devices such as the GoPro Hero 6 Black or GoPro Fusion. Lastly it has a micro USB port for recharging the Unit. When it comes to charging the RavPower 26800 mAh USB-C power bank there are a few different methods. Firstly you can charge the device via the micro USB Cable only and it will take approximately 15 hours. You can also charge via the USB-C port only using the included USB-C adapter, a full charge will take approximately 10 hours. But ideally the best way to charge this power bank is to use both the micro USB and USB-C simultaneously, this allows the unit to be charged in as little as 7 hours which is quite good for a power bank with this much power. All 3 charging ports including the USB-C port are iSmart enabled. iSmart detects the charging needs of your devices and automatically delivers the output needed to get the fastest charge possible without damaging your device.

This power bank is a great value for the price and perfect for charging devices such as phones and tablets, but the real advantage is it allows you to charge your USB-C devices faster than using a standard USB-A port.

RAVPower USB-C Power Bank:


This is how the RavPower 26800 mAh USB-C Power Bank comes packaged.


A view of the RavPower 26800 mAh USB-C Power Bank.


Everything that is included inside the box of the RAVPower 26800 mAh USB-C power bank.


This power bank comes with a double pocket protective sleeve that can hold the power bank and a separate pocket for holding the included USB cables.

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GoPro Fusion / 360 Cameras

Stabilization Comparison Of The GoPro Fusion vs Hero 6 Black Mounted In Karma Grip



I thought it would be interesting to do a stabilization test of the GoPro Fusion versus the Hero 6 Black mounted in the Karma Grip. So basically a test of a mechanical gimbal verses 360 software stabilized video. There are pro’s and con’s to both setups. First off importing and editing the footage of the Hero 6 Black is very simple as the video recorded is already stabilized and ready to be edited. The video files on the GoPro Fusion have to be imported, stitched and then rendered to a 16:9 video which can take quite some time depending on the length of the clip. So when it comes to ease of use the mechanical stabilizer is the winner. Another thing to consider is using an action camera such as the Hero 6 Black will produce higher quality videos.

However when it comes to usability, ease of mounting, a 360 camera such as the GoPro Fusion or the Rylo 360 definitely has the advantage and sometimes that is the deciding factor. Of course we all want the best quality video we can get but there are those situation were using a mechanical gimbal such as the Karma Grip just isn’t practical or even possible. Using a 360 camera opens up a whole new avenue to capture stabilized video during activities that used to be impossible. When you also factor in that many 360 cameras are waterproof such as the Fusion or have a waterproof housing that can also be a deciding factor. Most mechanical gimbals are not waterproof with the exception of a few and they are extremely delicate and can not be used in some situations.

I think we are just at the tip of the iceberg on what 360 technology will bring us in the future and I can really see it becoming a mainstream way to capture action video over the traditional action camera and gimbal setup. What are your thoughts? Watch our video as we show a side by side stabilization comparison of the GoPro Fusion and the Hero 6 Black mounted in the Karma Grip.

GoPro Fusion:
Karma Grip:
Hero 6 Black:


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DJI Mavic Air

LowePro DroneGuard BP 250 Review | My 2018 Summer Adventuring Kit



So about this time of year we start to plan and book some of our summer excursions and at the same time I like to get my drone/camera gear ready for our summer adventuring. This year I wanted to change the backpack I was using to something better suited to what I need. I had been using the GoPro Seeker, it’s an excellent backpack but was no longer meeting my needs. What I didn’t like about it was the fact that most of your gear had to be stored in the main cavity, it’s quite deep and hard to access the gear that is stored in the bottom. I found myself having to empty everything to find what I was looking for. I’ll still use it for short hikes and maybe family day-trips to the zoo or beach when I wont have a lot of gear to bring.

So after researching many camera/drone backpacks I decided to go with the Lowepro DroneGuard BP 250. Its better suited for me and my gear. When the main cavity is opened, all you gear is in full view and easily accessible. The interior is fully customizable and can be configured to accommodate a variety of drones, GoPro and camera gear. The Lowepro DroneGuard BP 250 looks to be well-built and is extremely comfortable to wear which is important especially on those day long hiking trips.

LowePro DroneGuard BP 250:

Here is our YouTube video as we go over the backpack in detail, do a quick review and show you what drone / GoPro gear I will be packing for this years summer adventuring.

Here is a list of some of the drone, GoPro and 360 camera gear I will be packing in this backpack.

Mavic Air:
Polar Pro Mavic Air ND Filters:
Mavic Air Tablet Mount:
GoPro Hero 6:
GoPro Hero 6 ND Filters:
GoPro Hero 6 Macro Lens:
GoPro Fusion:
GoPro Shorty:
GoPro Dual Charger:
Rylo 360 Camera:
FeiyuTech G5 Gimbal:
GoPro Floating Handle:
RavPower USB-C Power Bank:
Joby GorillaPod:
Manfrotto Extension Pole:

The main cavity is fully configurable to accommodate a wide variety of drone and camera gear.


Has a removable pouch, perfect for storing small parts, cables and spare propellers.

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