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PowerPole: The Pole That Extends The Battery Life Of Your Gopro

By Paul Faecks on September 13th 2014

The GoPro is undeniably one of the most exciting and fun cameras on the market. Although it is a great little camera, the issue I’m having with the GoPro is its battery life. Especially if you have Wifi turned on, the GoPro won’t last too long. That’s where the PowerPole comes into play. It is basically a normal GoPro extension pole to film yourself, but it can also charge your GoPro while doing that.

[REWIND: DUCT TAPING A GOPRO ONTO YOUR CAR TIRES RESULTS IN A TRIPPY HYPNOTIC VIDEO]

The PowerPole has already met its goal of $25,000 dollars on Kickstarter. However, if the campaign reaches $50,000 dollars, they’ll add a phone – and a GoPro remote mount to it. For $109, you can be a proud owner of a PowerPole as soon as next month.

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To be precise, the creators of the PowerPole, Polar Pro, claim that the 5400 mAh battery in the grip extends your GoPro‘s battery life to up to 8 hours which would be the same as using 5 GoPro batteries. You can also charge your phone or any other device that can be charged via USB on one of the two USB ports.

 

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The Pole  is built from an aluminum alloy and is splash resistant so you should be able to go skiing or snowboarding with it. You shouldn’t take it with you while surfing or wakeboarding, though.

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What do you think about the PowerPole? Will you get yourself one?

[via Fstoppers, images via kickstarter]

About

Paul Faecks is a portrait- and fine art photographer, based in Berlin. If you want to check out his latest work, you can do so by following him on Instagram or by liking his Facebook Page

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Tyler Friesen

    This is a great idea, I wonder just how weather sealed the unit is going to be and most of the places I use my Go Pro are either very wet or very cold and wet.

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  2. Phil Bautista

    $109 seems steep. I could get a selfie pole and juice pack for less than half the price. While it’s true it wouldn’t have the convenience of being 2 things in 1, paying over 50 bucks seems like a lot of money I could spend on more useful toys.

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  3. MARTIN MIANO

    wow thats a really great idea its gonna help out a bunch and the price is really awesome

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  4. della rossa

    very good post, thnk you

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  5. Herm Tjioe

    One of those “Why didn’t I think of that” product that’s gonna go far

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  6. Chuck Eggen

    Yet another gadget that looks like it works and would be nice to have. Just what I need to see. It’s like watching late night infomercials. I need help!

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