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WeatherProof External Charging For GoPro Hero 5/6 Black | X~PWR-H5 Review

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Have you ever wished you could have your GoPro Hero 5 Black or GoPro Hero 6 Black plugged into external power so you can do extended time-lapses or recordings without having to worry about rain or moisture getting into the ports? You should check out the X~PWR-H5 by 3BR Power sports. With this add-on for your Hero 5 or Hero 6 you can create a water-resistant seal on your existing GoPro frame.

With this kit you get everything you need to modify your stock Hero frame. This is a non damaging modification as it just sticks on with adhesive that can be removed if needed. Once the kit is installed, it allows you to plug you GoPro Hero 5/6 Black into a power bank or outlet using their specially designed USB-C Cable and keep your GoPro charged while recording for extended periods outdoors without risk of damaging your GoPro from rain. Not only does it keep out moisture but dust as well. If you are a moto vlogger you know how dust can quickly accumulate in the ports of your GoPro when you have the door open for charging. This can over time cause your GoPro to malfunction, trying to blow it out with compressed air can actually drive it deeper within the ports. The X~PWR-H5 prevents this from happening and allows you to record your activities worry free. If you are using an older Hero 4 series camera, they even sell a casing for them as well.

The X~PWR-H5 USB-C cable comes in various lengths depending on how much slack you need in the cable. It’s a good idea to get one long enough to allow you to tuck away the power bank in a pocket or backpack.

X~PWR-H5 (18 Inch Cable) https://amzn.to/2HB0c3n
X~PWR-H5 (36 Inch Cable) https://amzn.to/2HAKLwe
X~PWR-H5 (48 Inch Cable) https://amzn.to/2vYxjwN
X~PWR-H5 (66 Inch Cable) https://amzn.to/2jeXyWr

X-Power (Hero 4) https://amzn.to/2r8eotI

Watch our YouTube video demonstration how to install the X~PWR-H5 and see it in action.

 

This is the version for the GoPro Hero 4 series.

 

When not in use, simply twist the clamp and remove the cable.

 

Forms a dust and water-resistant seal allowing you to charge while filming in the elements.

 

The X~PWR-H5 lugged into a power bank.

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GoPro Fusion / 360 Cameras

Create Your Own DIY Double Ended Extension Pole

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In this video I show you how to make your own DIY double ended extension pole for GoPro’s and 360 cameras. Now you may be asking why on earth would you want a double ended extension pole? Well the answer is very simple. It allows you to film with two camera (one at a time) without having to constantly fiddle around swapping camera and wasting time. For me this invention came from necessity. I like to film my travels and adventurers with both my GoPro and my Rylo 360 camera. I was finding it frustrating to have to carry so much gear and was constantly swapping the cameras on different handles and poles. I came up with this solution and it does work extremely well. Now when I am out adventuring all I need to do is flip the pole around and can easily shoot with any camera I wish, and I only have one pole to carry around with me. Watch our video on how to create this handy extension pole and what parts are needed for this DIY project.

Parts featured and needed to build this double ended extension pole for your GoPro and 360 Camera.

Manfrotto Pole (USA) https://amzn.to/2LwlNvM
Manfrotto Pole (CAN) https://amzn.to/2JGdJa3

Tripod Base (USA) https://amzn.to/2uPorFP
Tripod Base (CAN) https://amzn.to/2LCeMcL

Tripod Base Adapter (USA) https://amzn.to/2uy0gfR
Tripod Base Adapter (CAN) https://amzn.to/2NyMGjt

GoPro Tripod Mount (USA) https://amzn.to/2JEKqVi
GoPro Tripod Mount (CAN) https://amzn.to/2Lz02vs

Rylo 360 (USA) https://amzn.to/2zXuJcq
Rylo 360 (CAN) https://amzn.to/2zWR8GA

GoPro Hero 6 Black (USA) https://amzn.to/2uTOsUG
GoPro Hero 6 Black (CAN) https://amzn.to/2LbciWD

 

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

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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) https://amzn.to/2L5wclP
iSteady Pro (CAN) https://amzn.to/2NUUIUN

 

 

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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