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GoPole - Bobber Floating Hand Grip - Yellow-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 452 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    SO SO ITEM

    Posted
    jcam1964
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    I gave this item two stars, yes it fits great in your hands and it is easy to find. We got this item because we wanted something shorter then the normal selfi stick for our wedding honeymoon pictures while in Key West. Bad thing about this item is that the rear attachment is threaded in to the back end and yes it was tight enough and I did not strip the end on it. Note----while item is made out of plastic you can only go so tight! The GoPole undid itself from the of the GoPole and in the ocean it went, by the time I felt it come off and the other half was still attached to my hand the whole unit with GoPro sunk real fast, once the threaded end is out the GoPole will fill up with water. So there goes our water sport honeymoon pics. To me it was not the items lost, but more so pictures we will never recover. So do yourself a favor, if you do buy it, you need to also find a way to attach the top half of GoPro to you as well, do not trust the bottom end.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for snorkeling

    Posted
    Chasingsydney
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    This bobber was amazing. We went snorkeling everyday on our trip to Hawaii. This bobber is small, lightweight, and convenient. We saw a lot of marine life and at times ended up in some shallow rocky areas, it was nice to be able to let go and feel confident that the wrist strap was in place and the camera wasn't going anywhere. We also dove with sharks and at times, we were knocked against the cage. There were guys with us who had the long poles and they were having a hard time trying to get themselves in a good position to keep themselves safe and prevent their cameras from being eaten. We were able to let go, get our bearings, and grab the bobber. We could also keep it close enough to where we didn't have to worry about it being in the way or getting lost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Caution - the wrist strap connector

    Posted
    GregAlexandria
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    I purchased this item earlier this month for my brand new GoPro 6 I bought specifically to take with me on a scuba diving trip to Cozumel. A word of caution - the wrist strap attaches to the bottom of the hand grip via very small screw. This screw easily unthreads itself! On the first day of my trip, I had my GoPro attached to a backpack via the handgrip strap and within minutes, the screw popped off and my new GoPro fell four feet onto the ground - thankfully, it was in its plastic dive case. Hand grips from other manufacturers forego the screw attachment altogether and allow you to loop the grip loop though a hole in the actual handle itself. That is a far better design

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple but Amazing

    Posted
    JFoley
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    When purchasing this for a trip, I really didn't know what to expect. I tried the floaty back from GoPro and ran into a problem with it, so looked for a different alternative. Stumbled upon this amazing product, and after getting it home and looking into is functionality, I ran into one concern. That concern was dealing with the removal of the what looks like a plug. It was the screw in camera stand mount or wrist strap attachment location at the bottom of this product. Not needing the strap attachment for the pool, I decided to test the hole left open with the camera attached and I wanted to see if it was going to fill up with water. I did not see anything happen at all. Even held it under water to test to see if it would sink... still, no water entered. So this is an awesome product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good But...

    Posted
    JustSayin
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    This product works as advertised, I actually use it on my Sony Action Cam, HDR-AZ1 mini, I had to purchase a camera mount for a few bucks, $3.99. The only issue that I have with this product is that the buckle that connects the strap to the bottom creates a lot of noise that is captured on the video. I need to figure out a way to stop this because it has ruined some very good video. Perhaps some tape or heat shrink tubing will do? I know that I am not the only one experiencing this problem, the people at GoPole should address this. I think if you made the connection point out of some plastic or resin material that wont break easily this will stop the clanking that I get on my videos. I would recommend this product but with some reservation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have GoPro accessory for diving!

    Posted
    ScubaG
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    I purchased the GoPole just before a recent diving trip to Thailand. I had a friend lose a GoPro while diving so I wanted something that would not only tether the camera to my dive gear but also float as a backup. The GoPole worked perfect. It has enough buoyancy to float GoPros to the surface while being completely manageable underwater for filming purposes. It comes with a tether and clip that attaches to the bottom of the handle for extra security while in the water. This product is not only great for diving, but any leisure activity in and around water. The yellow handle is also much easier to spot in the water as opposed to all the other black handle products. The handle is a good size for most adult hands and the rubber wrap provides more than adequate grip in the water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome little Grip

    Posted
    Alii
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    I purchased this from a dive shop in Hawaii before a dive. The Go Pro went on easy and the wrist strap was real easy to use. I felt like the wrist strap was gonna brake from the handle, I wish it felt more secure some how. It was great for my Scuba Diving and to my surprise it floated. The yellow handle is hollow yet made of hard plastic so you can't crush it. I was mad that both Best buys in Hawaii don't carry any Go Poles or Bobbers... Actually they don't carry anything for under water. Not good for an Island where everyone loves being in the Ocean, Go figure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality, Size and does what it is supposed 2

    Posted
    Alexa
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    Understanding my ratings: 1 Star = Strongly discourage getting the product. There are absolutely no positive or helpful aspects in the product. 2 Stars = Overall not recommended. Have some positive aspects but not good enough to be recommended. 3 Stars = Workable product. It's not terrible, but not fantastic either. 4 Stars = Fantastic! I love it, but there are a few things that could improve. 5 Stars = Strongly recommended product. Hardly any flaws to the product and it's functions. *If my opinion on this product changes while in use, I will update my review to reflect such changes. Thanks & Regards

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great. But, a couple flaws.

    Posted
    Kferg
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    I got this to do diving and snorkeling with while on vacation. I've seen someone drop their GoPro in the ocean and I didn't want to be that guy. I tested it while swimming and noticed a strange clanking noise. It turned out to be the keyring style clip that holds on the lanyard. The clip is metal and the post it attaches to is metal. That left me with no way to wrap it around my wrist to ensure it didn't float away. Luckily, a guy I was diving with had some string and that was a quick temporary fix. It's held together after a couple dives up to 70 feet, snorkeling and a bunch of swimming. I'd buy another.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GoPole - Customer Support

      Sorry for the issues, if you would like to receive an updated style wrist strap, please contact us by following the link below:

      https://www.gopole.com/contact

      Thanks! gopole

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent - It Works!

    Posted
    tlt2015
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    I recently purchased 2 of these and used them for both fresh and salt water diving. Just to test them, while underwater, I let go of them. They immediately floated to the top just like they were supposed to do. The mount is a standard GoPro housing mount and it's adjustable for multiple angles. There is no need to pay nearly double for the "GoPro" branded ones! The only thing I'd like to see would be one with an extendable handle which also floats, and I'd love the see the color a bit brighter (perhaps neon, blaze orange, etc). Yellow is good but can be harder to see on the open water! Overall, it's an excellent mount!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    May be acceptable for price concious customer

    Posted
    Beeman
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    I returned this product because it was a slight bit too large for my hand to comfortably grip. when camera was not bolted on, the bolt tended to bend the connector joint and I was concerned I would lose the bolt if I did not tighten and would eventually break the connector joint if I tightened too tight. The GoPro brand was only slightly more in cost and seemed more sturdy. It also came with a free wrench/bottle opener. The wrist band on the GoPro brand was attached permanently and the wrist band on the GoPole was screwed in and could come loose. I am glad I traded even if the GoPro brand costs more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basic review of individual item

    Posted
    davidsimmons
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    Pro: It does float and did not break other than the issues i have described. One time it did come off of my wrist and floated up and I retrieved it, but would have not been recoverable due to the depth of the water when this happened. so the strap can be and issue and or some other sort of safety strapping to your body or diving equipment. Con: 1. Manufacturing Issue with the strap material was routed under the button, so when you push on the button it locks down on the strapping material. 2. The carabiner rattles around and the audio picks it up. So would need to purchase a rubber covered carabiner clip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GoPole - Customer Support

      Please contact us and we can send out a replacement wrist strap for you.

      https://www.gopole.com/contact gopole

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought for a Florida trip.

    Posted
    FireEMT978
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    I bought this, as wells as a floaty back door for my GoPro Hero3+ Black for a trip to florida. It is a littl large to try to figure out where to store with all of the other accessories. But, it seemed to work well in the Gulf of Mexico. A little bit of cheap insurance for an expensive item. Watch the pricing though. It showed in-stock at my local store, and clearance price online. But when I got to the store, it was in the back room. Not on the shelf, and it rang up at the original price. I had to show them the online info/price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    FMelendez
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    Took this on a trip to Hawaii to do some snorkeling and used it for that and around a waterfall off North Shore. It floated as it says on the packaging, but keep in mind that depending on the camera (I had the Hero Session, smallest of the GoPro's, thus lightest) it will float, but just under the surface. The wrist strap is a perfect compliment to the floater. Good grip on it as well, in and out of the water. Also, don't over tighten the mounting screw to the bracket of the floater. It will break and good bye camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked as I expected.

    Posted
    ScottFromMn
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    I purchased the Bobber Floating Hand Grip to use on my family's summer fishing trip. I like that fact that it was easy to see in the water and how the grip felt, while mounted to the water proof casing of the camera. I used it for shooting under water shots as we reeled fish in to the boat. And i wasn't afraid to let the kids take my camera into the lake or pool and losing it on the bottom of either. I would highly recommend the Bobber Floating Hand Grip any go pro user that likes to take video around water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GoPole - Camera Hand Grip is a nice option to have

    Posted
    SWKE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Have used the head ban and wrist band Go-pro attachments but wanted the hand grip for a different application. The hand grip is a much better option than just holding the camera with one hand even if using the video or doing stills. When used in the water (scuba) I like the extra floatation is provides as a hedge against dropping it, the yellow provides high visibility especially if your busy and forget where you placed it. will have to use it awhile in the water to see the wear ability and how well it will stand up to hard use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory for water usage

    Posted
    ibrokeAstick
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    I purchased the Bobber to be used on my trip to Cancun for scuba diving. The camera i used it with is a Sony Action Cam (required an adapter). The bobber worked just as i had hoped in the water. It floats well and is brightly colored. The one concern i had before buying this was how hard does it pull while underwater (as in trying to float up). To my surprise, i did not even notice any pulling when using this on my dive trip. I highly recommend this to anyone using their camera for watersports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Handle for camera

    Posted
    Mike
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    Bought the GoPole so my son could snorkle and capture all the fish and sea life. It is bright yellow, easy to see. Originally, if you let go it would float. But after a couple days it would sink. You can feel something sloshing around in there so we don't know if it filled with salt water or not. Will probably take it back. I do recommend it as a comfortable handle, but I'm rating it low, only because it apparantly is not waterproof like it said.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It Leaks

    Posted
    CJDNaples
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    Great grip and concept, but used it for 40 min snorkeling in Mexico and spent 120 min trying to get all the water that had leaked into the handle out through the tiny threaded plug in the bottom. 2 Stars because this was probably an anomaly but I'm glad no one let it go in the ocean as it would have been gone along with my new Hero 7.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory!

    Posted
    GRT79
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    Wanted something to make using my GoPro easier to handle aside from the chest harness or head band. This is a great compact handle. Comfortable and has a rubber grip that doesn't get slippery if it gets wet. only issue is with the screw on nylon tether.....the metal ring clicks against the screw and my GoPro picks up all the noise.simple fix was to remove the ring and loop the nylon directly onto the screw. Problem solved.

    I would recommend this to a friend