Action Cameras

With Drone Grounded, GoPro Releases Karma Grip Stabilizer as Standalone Product

December 6, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

GoPro originally planned to sell the Karma Grip handheld stabilizer as a package with its Karma drone. But the recall of the Karma drone has forced the company to change course. They’re now offering the Karma Grip as a standalone product for $300.

The Grip can mount GoPro’s HERO5 Black and the HERO4 Black and Silver and HERO5 Session with an optional harness. You’ll be able to power on and off the camera, start and stop recording and HiLight tag key moments directly from the stabilizer.

It features a tilt lock function to keep the camera pointed in a given direction. You’ll enjoy about 1 hour and 45 minutes worth of battery life on the unit and the battery is recharged internally via USB.


Also new from GoPro is Remo, an $80 voice-activated waterproof remote for HERO5 cameras. Remo can understand 10 languages and can operate up to 33 feet away. According to GoPro, the Remo can better comprehend spoken commands in windy or noisy environments than the voice-activated HERO5 alone.

You can use the remote to start/stop recording, snap photos, change capture modes and more–up to 13 different commands. It’s waterproof to a depth of 16 feet.