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Using The GoPro Hero (2018) With The Karma Grip

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According to GoPro documentation, the Karma Grip and Karma drone are not compatible with the new budget GoPro Hero 2018, I can confirm this to be true. However, I decided to test and see what happens when you mount a Hero (2018) in the Karma Grip. After all, they also stated the GoPro microphone adapter will not work with the 2018 GoPro Hero which turned out to be false and does indeed work.

The results of my test confirmed that the new 2018 GoPro Hero will not work with the Karma Grip. The camera will power on when you press the power button on the Karma Grip, however, all you can see on the GoPro screen is a message that says “USB Connected. I am confident that this is a firmware limitation and I really hope that GoPro reverses its decision on this due to the fact that other Gimbals such as the FeiyuTech G5 is 100% compatible with the new GoPro Hero (2018). For the life of me, I can not figure out why GoPro would make its own hardware incompatible while 3rd party gimbals are compatible. I get that GoPro wants to have limitations on this budget GoPro in hopes that new customers will upgrade to a more powerful feature-rich model. This, however, is one limitation that I think will have a more negative on what they are trying to achieve. Not to mention the FeiyuTech G5 gimbal is $100 cheaper, will costumers spend money to upgrade a camera so it will be compatible with a gimbal that is $100 more than a gimbal that is already compatible and cheaper?

GoPro Hero 2018 (USA) https://amzn.to/2GUGkeq
GoPro Hero 2018 (CAN) https://amzn.to/2HepmFO

If you are looking for a gimbal that is compatible with the new GoPro Hero 2018 I would recommend the FeiyuTech G5. This is my personal favorite gimbal for using with all GoPro models.

FeiyuTech G5 Gimbal (USA) https://amzn.to/2Elxj95
FeiyuTech G5 Gimbal (CAN) https://amzn.to/2q7fbuv

 


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My 2019 Minimalist GoPro / Camera Travel & Adventuring Kit

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Earlier in the week, I uploaded a YouTube video titled “What’s In My Drone/Camera Backpack for 2019” basically showing what gear I pack and bring with me when flying my drone, hiking or just out adventuring. Now here is my 2019 minimalist camera kit that I take with me when traveling and I want to pack light. My 2019 version of my minimalist GoPro/Camera travel kit has some new editions from last year. To start things off, the case I use when traveling is the GoPro Casey, I like it because I find it to be a perfect size. It’s not too big, yet not too small and can hold an ample amount of gear. For the most part, I only bring what can be fit inside this case. Watch my YouTube video to see what gear I pack inside minimalist camera kit when traveling, you be surprised how simple and streamlined it is, yet still all the gear I need to capture our adventures. All the gear I pack is listed at the bottom of this post if you saw something you liked and want to check it out further.

Osmo Pocket (DJI Website) http://bit.ly/2RU7iVT
Osmo Pocket (Amazon) https://amzn.to/2BxfG6y
Osmo Pocket Mount: http://bit.ly/2CMeyhz
Osmo Pocket Wireless Base: http://bit.ly/2Rs152b
Osmo Pocket Scroll Wheel: http://bit.ly/2F3w2ar
Osmo Pocket ND Filters: https://amzn.to/2GvWdaO
GoPro Casey: https://amzn.to/2Tb6QDn
GoPro Hero 7 Black: https://amzn.to/2MLWes5
Insta360 One X: https://amzn.to/2t65oGF
Osmo Pocket ND Filters: https://amzn.to/2HOUP5j
Battery Handle: https://amzn.to/2CGQzii
Extension Pole: https://amzn.to/2FYl7j4
Tripod: https://amzn.to/2Ug8rrI
GoPro Battery Charger: https://amzn.to/2G6C9w4
GoPro Mount Adapter: https://amzn.to/2MzaWCE
Micro SD Memory: https://amzn.to/2TshDZZ
PolarPro Snorkle Filter: https://amzn.to/2WFu9qK
Hydrophobic Lens Protector: https://amzn.to/2G56NpD
GoPro Floating Hand Grip: https://amzn.to/2MKBEbC
Apple Lightning SD Card Reader: https://amzn.to/2GfDXSR


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UGreen GoPro Power Bank & Charger

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In this video review, we are taking a closer look at the UGreen GoPro power bank and charger. This power bank packs 10,000 mAh of power and can be used how any traditional power bank can be used. It has a USB-A port that can be used to charge any devices such as GoPro’s, smartphone or any device that supports USB charging. It has a USB-C port that is input only for recharging the power bank. What makes this power bank shine is that it has a built-in GoPro charging bay which allows you to insert a GoPro battery and securely charge it even while on the move. This can be quite useful for those who are out adventuring and don’t what to pack a lot of gear You can quickly recharge GoPro batteries without having to pack extra chargers or cables. This GoPro power bank is compatible with GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 6 Black and Hero 7 Black batteries. It also supports the batteries for the low-cost GoPro Hero that was released in the spring of 2018. You can charge 6 GoPro batteries on a single charge.

The unit has a black rubberized finish, It looks and feels durable. I can not attest to longevity as I have only been using it for about a month, but I will update this post if I have any issues with it over time. All in all a nice all in one GoPro charger and power bank. Definitely a nice addition to any GoPro camera bag.

UGreen Power Bank: https://amzn.to/2t4koVL

 



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