If you’ve used GoPro cameras for a while, you know that the first problem to always develop is short battery life. If you are planning to do any serious GoPro work, chances are you want a battery to last more than 20-30 minutes. Well now there’s a battery pack that takes that life up to 10 hours and doubles as a selfie-stick or an arm extender. Thanks to the team at Polar Pro, you can extend life, add filters and even mount your GoPro to your smartphone. Tag along and let’s explore all that’s new.
If you’ve ever wanted to film over crowds, fences or down low to the ground, you’ll love this overachieving “selfie stick”. It extends your reach from 17 to 30 inches, but only weighs 13 ounces. But that’s only the start.
Integrated into the handle is a 5200mAh battery with two USB ports so you can provide constant power to a GoPro and a light or microphone. To accomplish this, you’ll need a skeleton case that allows the USB cord to be plugged in. You also will need a battery installed in the GoPro, but this power bank can reportedly extend shoot times up to 10 hours. Little LED lights in the handle help monitor the remaining life.
Don’t want to spend the big bucks for an LCD back? Get almost the same thing with this iPhone 6 case with built in GoPro mount on the top. Use that big monitor screen on your Iphone to frame you shots and check focus – something hard to do with GoPro’s small screen. Also, it’s easier to change settings on your GoPro from your phone that it is by toggling through the settings on the GoPro itself. Only downside to this solution is the lag time for the GoPro to register what it’s seeing on your smartphone screen.
The Proview case also comes with a top without the GoPro mount so you can easily slip it into your pocket when not filming. Also available for iPhone 5 and 5S as well.
Now you can shoot with your GoPro and not give up the quality you get with additional lenses or filters on your DSLR. This pack includes the three most requested filters:
Polarizer – now you can capture those dark blue skies and eliminate reflections on water and glass store windows.
Neutral Density Filter – get those dreamy waterfalls and river streams when you clip this one on. It also helps shots from an aerial drone – eliminating the jitters so often reported.
Macro lens – get up close – really up close, for the best nature and wildlife shots. It also is great for photographing small hobbies and collections.
Add it to your camera on the PowerPole and now you can reach into gardens where you might not be allowed to walk. Isolate your shot against the sky for shots other people aren’t taking. Wirelessly monitor what your camera sees on your smartphone.
Check out their entire line of filters and accessories for GoPro at http://polarprofilters.com.
Disclaimer: Polar Pro provided a set of accessories for me to try for this article.