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GoPro Selling $299 Refurbished Karma Drones | What Condition Are They In?



Right now GoPro has a sale on their refurbished Karma Drones which means you can pick up a complete Karma system for $299 U.S. minus the GoPro camera. The Karma is compatible with the Hero 5/6/7 Black. This is an amazing deal considering the Karma stabilizer is $299 by itself, at this rate you are basically getting the drone, controller, and accessories for free. I was very curious to see what condition a $299 refurbished karma drone would be in so I ordered on in so I could check them out. With refurbished units sometimes you never know what you are going to get, however, the GoPro website states that all refurbished Karma Drones are thoroughly tested and certified. They also state that the drones may have minor cosmetic flaws such as scratches or nicks.

Upon inspection of my refurbish Karma Drone I was quite surprised on the condition it was in, for the most part, everything looked brand new, a few minor marks on the plastic but I think that could just be from handling during the recertification testing. There was some sticky residue on the Karma body I think from maybe a sticker, perhaps identification and information that was attached to the unit when it was sent in to be refurbished.

Even though by today’s standards the Karma is out of date and lacking many features such as obstacle avoidance, the Karma is a fun drone to fly and you can capture some amazing content with it. If you already own a Karma grabbing it at this price might be a good idea even if only for a backup or parts. Watch our YouTube video as we unbox and examine this $299 refurbished Karma Drone.

Refurbished Karma Drone:


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DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom

DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom Foldable Landing Gear | PolarPro Versus CamKix, Which One Is The Better Buy?



In this video, we are doing a comparison of two popular foldable landing gear sets for the DJI Mavic 2 Series one from PolarPro and one from CamKix. These retractable folding landing gear extensions allow you to get some extra height from you drone when sitting on the ground before takeoff or landing. They help in keeping the props and gimbal/cameras out of grass, gravel, and debris. These landing gear sets both fold up and retract allowing you to still fold up you Mavic 2 drone without having to remove the landing gear when you pack it away.

There is quite a price difference between the two sets, the PolarPro set comes in at $29 and the CamKix set comes in at $13 and it is quite apparent in the build quality. The “PolarPro Retract” landing gear is made of a nice rubberized plastic while the CamKix Mavic 2 landing gear seems to be made of cheaper plastic, it looks and feels cheap when holding them. The PolarPro landing gear set just really seem to have a more premium feel to them.

CamKix Mavic 2 Foldable Landing Gear

I first tested the CamKix landing gear set and one thing I noticed right away is that there were no installation instructions or diagrams, not a big issue though as I was able to figure it out pretty quickly. They went on easily and felt secure when installed. They give the drone about an extra 3/4 inch lift when installed. I noticed when installed, the Mavic 2’s natural slope was gone. The landing gear made the drone almost level and not have a slight angle like it normally does when getting ready to take off from the ground. I am not sure if this could affect the flight, I did not have any issues during a test flight but it could possibly mess up calibration at some point, however that is just a guess. I tested the folding feature and noticed that the Mavic 2 arms would not fold in as easily as they normally would and there was some contact of the landing gear against the Mavic 2 body. This contact was leaving some marks on the Mavic 2 and over time I am sure would leave quite a few scratches. All in all, I was not terribly impressed with the way the Mavic 2 drone folded up with the CamKix landing gear installed.

PolarPro Retract Foldable Landing Gear for Mavic 2

Next, I tested out the PolarPro foldable landing gear for the Mavic 2 series and right away I was impressed by the detailed instructions that came with the unit, not only did it offer easy to follow instructions the landing gear itself had markings so you knew which side of the aircraft it should attach to. They installed easily and felt secure when attached. When folding up the drone I was quite happy with the way the arms of the drone. The landing gear has soft rubber on the straps and this will not damage the aircraft, unlike the CamKix version. When installed, the Mavic 2 gets approximately an extra 1 1/2 inches of extra clearance and retains its natural sloped profile when taking off.

My preferred Landing Gear for Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom

After taking all things into consideration I feel the Polar Pro landing gear set for the Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom is the better choice. You get higher clearance, the drone maintains its natural slope, it folds up nicer and the landing gear will not cause any cosmetic damage to you Mavic 2 when folding it up for storage.

PolarPro Landing Gear (USA)
PolarPro Landing Gear (CAN)

CamKix Landing Gear (USA)
CamKix Landing Gear (CAN)



Packaging for the PolarPro Retract folding landing gear system for the DJI Mavic 2 Series.


Packaging for the CamKix folding landing gear for DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom.


Comparing the PolarPro and Camkix foldable landing gear for the DJI Mavic 2.


PolarPro Retract landing gear system in folded position.


PolarPro Retract landing gear system front view when installed on a DJI Mavic 2.


PolarPro Retract landing gear system front leg installed.


PolarPro Retract landing gear system side view when installed on a DJI Mavic 2.


CamKix foldable landing gear system side view when installed on a DJI Mavic 2.


CamKix foldable landing gear system front view when installed on a DJI Mavic 2.


CamKix foldable landing gear system for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.


PolarPro Retract folding landing gear for the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.


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DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom

Official Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom Case From DJI | Durable, Waterproof and Impact Resistant



For the most part, when transporting my GoPro and drone gear I prefer to use a backpack, I do a lot of hiking and exploring and I just find it more convenient. However, there are those times when you need a little more protection and a case that is waterproof. Usually, about this time of year, my girlfriend and I start to plan next summers excursions and trips. We need vacation time booked off of work and this year one of our excursions is going to be a weeklong canoe trip here in Ontario. We will be canoeing, camping and hiking our way along the river and of course, I want to bring my Mavic 2 Pro to capture some nice footage. Due to the nature of the trip, I will need a case that can protect my Mavic 2 Pro from water, mud and all the elements that it could be facing such as rain and even taking a plunge in the river if we happen to tip.

I have researched many waterproof hard cases for the Mavic 2 Pro and decided to go with the Official case that DJI sells for the Mavic 2 series. I thought the layout and size of the case is perfect for what I needed. We have limited room in the canoe for gear so I didn’t want a case that was too bulky but could still hold all the gear I need and this case fit the bill perfectly. The case has a nice finish that looks very professional and is rated for impacts and drops from 1 meter and has a waterproof rating of IP67. This should provide me with an ample amount of protection and keep it safe no matter what situation may arise. This case is a little pricey at 118 US dollars but as long as it keeps my Mavic 2 Pro dry in an emergency it will be well worth it.

Official Mavic 2 Case:


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