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GoPro The Handler (Floating Hand Grip) (GoPro Official Mount)
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- Increases Stability: Helps you capture steadier footage compared to holding the camera by hand.
- Floats Any GoPro Camera: The Handler keeps your GoPro afloat so you can shoot in and around the water, worry free. BacPac Compatible: Floats your GoPro camera with an LCD Touch BacPac or Battery BacPac attached.
- Comfortable, Secure Grip: Soft, non-slip material makes The Handler comfortable to hold and provides a more secure grip. Easy Aiming: The Handler makes it easy to aim your camera and capture a variety of angles.
- Perfect for Watersports: Capture immersive POV Footage while surfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, boating and more. Waterproof to 33’ (10m)
- Includes: The Tool: Comes with The Tool, a GoPro thumb screw wrench that doubles as a bottle opener. Wrist Strap: The adjustable wrist strap provides greater security of your camera.
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GoPro The Handler (Floating Hand Grip)
Get a solid grip on your GoPro and keep it afloat with The Handler. Whether capturing selfies, POV or follow-cam footage, this buoyant hand grip delivers increased stability and control—making it easy to aim the camera and frame your shots with confidence. Perfect for surfing, kayaking, wakeboarding and more, it floats any GoPro camera plus BacPac accessory so you can shoot in and around the water without a worry. Includes an adjustable wrist strap and The Tool—a GoPro thumb screw wrench that doubles as a bottle opener. Waterproof to 33 feet (10 meter).
- All GoPro cameras.
- The Handler
- Mounting Hardware
- Wrist Strap
- The Tool
Keeps your GoPro afloat so you can shoot in and around the water worry-free. Enables more stable footage than holding the camera by hand. Makes it easy to aim your camera and capture a variety of angles.
Comfortable, non-slip construction for a secure grip. Includes The Tool, a GoPro thumb screw wrench that doubles as a bottle opener. Waterproof to 33 feet (10 meter).
Perfect for surfing, kayaking, wakeboarding and other water sports. Floats any GoPro camera plus LCD Touch BacPac or Battery BacPac. Includes an adjustable wrist strap for greater security of your camera.
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|Video (Up To)||4K30||2.7K30||1440p30|
|Photo/Burst (Up To)||12MP/30fps||12MP/30fps||8MP/10fps|
|Waterproof||Up to 131' (40m)||Up to 131' (40m)||Up to 33' (10m)|
|Auto Low Light||✓||✓||✓|
|WiFi + Bluetooth||✓||✓||✓|
|Built-In Touch Display||✓|
|Protune (Photo + Video)||✓||✓||Video Only|
|Effective Still Resolution||0 MP|
|Item Dimensions||9.53 x 7.01 x 2.17 inches|
|Item Display Weight||96 grams|
|Item Weight||0.21 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.44 pounds|
|Sport Type||Snow Skiing|
|Style Name||The Handler (Floating Hand Grip)|
Get a solid grip on your GoPro and keep it afloat with The Handler. This bouyant hand grip delivers increased stability and control, making it easy to aim the camera and frame your shots with confidence. It floats any GoPro camera plus BacPac accessory, so you can shoot in and around the water without a worry. Includes an adjustable wrist strap and The Tool - a GoPro thumb screw wrench that doubles as a bottle opener. Waterproof to 33' (10m)
Top Customer Reviews
Just the tripod mount alone is worth the money in my opinion because it means I no longer have to remove the mount that I may already have on my GoPro from the housing. Now I can just snap the quick-release right into this quick-release tripod mount and put it on my tripod. Saves me time and is way more efficient.
This is a good value... for under $10 you get basically 2 tripod mounts, one regular and one quick-release. Awesome.
I wanted the pad for floatation during boating. And found the handle helpful during snorkeling. Either device alone probably would have been more than adequate for flotation.
Attaching the Floaty pad: The Floaty has a large adhesive pad to attach it to the back of the GoPro case. The Floaty covers essentially the entire back face of the GoPro case, so aligning it when attaching it to the back can be a bit tricky. You want the pad well centered but don't want it to interfere with the GoPro latch at the top if the case. What worked well for me was to put the Floaty pad down on a table, adhesive side up. Then press the provided spare door onto the Floaty pad. This allows you to look through the clear door as you are attaching it to the pad. Then remove the original GoPro door and snap this new one into place. Much easier to control the alignment than trying to press the Floaty onto the full GoPro case.
First of all, the strap is very comfortable. If I wear it above a hat I barely notice it's there. The strap is adjustable so you can get a tight fit and not have to worry about it falling off during filming. I had no problem wearing this during my half marathon, other than the fact I looked like a total nerd...
Second, the shaking on the film is not bad. The whole point of getting a GoPro is to see from the actor's perspective. So if I'm running, I expect to see movement. I debated about getting this or the chest strap for running and decided that a headstrap would avoid the back & forth sway (yaw axis) you would get with a chest strap (not to mention your arms getting in the way). I'm very happy with my choice. Checkout the video for the NYC Half: http://youtu.be/IzUJap3Wcqw
Third, the quick clip. I don't use it. If I had to buy this again I would just get the cheaper version without the quick clip.
Normally the camera is screwed onto a hard plastic plate on the strap. The quick clip clips camera onto the plate, rather than being screwed onto it. I understand the point of the quick clip is to be able to get the GoPro off of your head without taking the whole strap off. I have not used this device because it doesn't look very secure. I would rather take the band off my head since it only takes a second to get it back on. The clip really freaks me out. I'm curious to see if anyone else has had good experience with this thing.
Lastly, couple of tips:
1: After your GoPro is properly screwed onto the plate on the strap, you can still pivot it to point up or down to get the best filming angle (and then tighten the screw further if there's any slack). I didn't get this right the first time I took it snorkeling with me so I ended up filming ABOVE the water instead of all the amazing fish I saw under the surface.
2: If you're filming a long event and can't leave the camera running on your head the whole time because battery power you can obviously get a spare battery. However, if you're running a race and can't finish within time one battery allows, set your on/off to recording, turn your beep to 100% volume and get familiar with the beep pattern on the GoPro. This will allow you to operate your GoPro without looking at the control display and know you're actually filming. Alternatively, you could use the remote or your cellphone, but the wifi would just suck more power out of your camera.
Good luck and have fun!