One of the more interesting features of GoPro’s ill-fated Karma drone was the included three-axis image stabilizer. The device was positioned in such a way that an attached camera could record without the drone’s propellers being in the shot.
Best yet, the gimbal could be removed and used as a standalone stabilizer – a rather attractive proposition considering the fact that GoPro cameras (save for the Hero5) don’t have built-in stabilization.
GoPro launched its Karma drone on October 23 priced at $799 and as you’ve likely heard by now, it was recalled just a couple of weeks later on November 8 due to power issues. The unfortunate incident also effectively sidelined the aforementioned stabilizer although GoPro has since remedied that issue.
The action camera maker on Sunday launched the Karma Grip as a standalone handheld and wearable stabilization grip for Hero5 Black and Hero4 Black and Silver cameras (support for Hero5 Session cameras is coming in the second quarter of next year, we’re told).
Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro, said the Karma Grip makes it easy for anyone to capture shake-free, Hollywood-caliber video that is nothing short of stunning.
In related news, GoPro also launched a voice-activated remote for the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session. Priced at $79.99, the Remo remote can control a paired camera from up to 33 feet away, understands 10 languages and is waterproof to a depth of 16 feet.
The Karma Grip can be purchased from select retailers and online at GoPro.com for $299.99.