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Using Lume Cubes With GoPro Karma Grip



I had been looking for a way to easily mount some lights on my GoPro Karma Grip so I can film in dark and low light situations. There are many compact and portable lights on the market but I opted to go with Lume Cube GoPro kit. These tiny little lights are capable of 1500 lumens each and only weighs 3.5 oz. A 1.5 inch square cube makes the easy to pack when you want to travel light. I am not going to go over all of the features but some basic information you may want to know. These lights take about 90 minutes to charge from empty and can last for up to 2 hours on a mid brightness setting. At the full 1500 lumens you can get about 20 minutes. There are 10 brightness settings you can choose from. They have built in Bluetooth and can be controlled by your smart phone. They are perfect for constant video light and can also be used as a flash when doing photography.

When you purchase the GoPro Kit it comes with 2 Lume Cubes, 2 USB charging cables and a GoPro mounting plate. This allows you to mount a Lume Cube on either side and your GoPro in the middle. There is also a bracket on the bottom so it can be easily attached to your favorite GoPro grip or handle.

In this scenario I used a buckle mount while using the Karma Grips mounting ring to attach the Karma Grip to the Lube Cube mounting bar. This works flawlessly and allows you to capture beautifully stabilized footage without adding a lot of weight in low light situations. Not only does this setup work well for capturing video footage, it works really well for capturing photos at night or in dark areas.

U.S. – GoPro Lume Cube Kit:

Canada – GoPro Lume Cube Kit:


Watch our video as we assemble and do some night tests with the Lume Cube GoPro kit mounted on the Karma Grip.

Here are a couple of photo samples taken with the Karma Grip with Lume Cubes attached. These photos were taken on a Hero 5 Black at night in pitch black, the only light source is coming from the two Lume Cubes at a power of 50%.

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iSteady Pro Gimbal Review | Budget GoPro Gimbal For Under $100



In this review we are taking a closer look at the iSteady Pro, a budget GoPro gimbal that you can pick up for under $100. Before I even get into the review of this new gimbal by Hohem, I want to point out how nice it is to see more competition of GoPro gimbals popping up on the market. Competition fuels innovation and improvements and not to mention forces more competitive pricing. We seen this happen with smart phone gimbals. A few years back DJI release the Osmo Mobile with a price tag of $299. Soon afterwards we seen third-party gimbals launching with prices as low as $99. This caused DJI to lower its price when they launched the Osmo Mobile 2 earlier this year to $129.99.

The Hohem iSteady pro is a simplistic GoPro gimbal that comes packaged in a nice case and even includes a mini tripod for those times when you want your gimbal resting on a suitable surface to create time-lapses. Also included with the kit is a micro USB cable for charging up the unit. I found the gimbal to be very comfortable to hold with its molded hand grip. It is a nice compact gimbal and very light to hold. First impression are good, it is a little plasticky but what do you expect from a $99 gimbal. All in all it does look to be well constructed and even includes a joystick for nice smooth movements.

The Good: The handle features a full-sized USB slot that can act as a power bank to charge any device that can be charged via USB. It also has a micro USB port near the camera mount that can be used to charge your GoPro while using the gimbal. Now this only works for cameras that you mount where the battery door is not blocked by the motor. I found the footage I shot with the iSteady Pro to be quite smooth and was pleasantly surprised. Like all gimbals there is some slight motor vibration noise, however I did find it to be of an acceptable level. Hohem has a nice little app for the iSteady pro that allows you to control the gimbal remotely and make some adjustments to how the gimbal behaves when in use. A very basic app but a nice touch for the price.

The Bad: I did find the gimbal handle would knock the camera on occasion when doing extreme moves/angles, so you have to pay attention to the angle at all times. I also found the horizon a little tilted when doing fast panning, it would correct it self but could be annoying to some film makers while other may like the fluid more natural motion.

All in all I found this to be a nice little gimbal for the price. If you’re looking for a low-cost gimbal you might just want take a look at the Hohem iSteady pro, I am sure you will be satisfied with the purchase. Watch our full in-depth review on YouTube.

iSteady Pro (USA)
iSteady Pro (CAN)



Hohem iSteady Pro packaging.

Hohem iSteady Pro includes a nice case for transporting and protecting your gimbal.


The Hohem iSteady Pro includes a micro USB cable for charging and a small mini tripod.


Hohem iSteady Pro.


The iSteady Pro has nice simple controls including a joystick.


Hohem has a nice app to allow you to control and adjust settings of the iSteady Pro.

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New Updated GoPro Seeker Backpack



A few weeks ago GoPro quietly updated the GoPro seeker backpack with a few small changes. The first change is they have made the back pack slightly larger and increased its capacity from a 16 liters to a 18 liters. Upon visual inspection this did not significantly increase the overall size of the backpack. When doing a side by side comparison it’s very difficult to see any size changes. The other feature that have added is a new laptop sleeve located in the back compartment beside the water bladder compartment that is now capable of holding a 15″ laptop. This was one complaint that many had with the original GoPro seeker and has now been addressed.

Another nice thing is that GoPro has dropped the price of the seeker backpack. For a long time the seeker backpack retailed at $169.99 U.S however the new price of the updated GoPro seeker backpack is $149 U.S. You can still purchase the original seeker backpack on amazon for under $120. The big question is … is it worth the upgrade if you already own the original GoPro Seeker Backpack. Personally I would have to say no, to me the changes are not significant enough to justify the cost. However if you are looking to get a new backpack, now is the time with the new low-cost and updated model. The seeker is a high quality GoPro backpack that is super comfortable to wear for long periods of time and can hold of ton of gear. I highly recommend it.

Updated Seeker Backpack:
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