B&H has the WiFi-enabled ION Air Pro 2 action camera with an accessory mount kit for $114.99 (reg. $199.99). It captures 1080p video, 14MP stills and is waterproof down to 30-feet. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
It seems that GoPro just can’t catch a break lately. After whiffing on the launch of the HERO4 Session, GoPro was subsequently sued by Polaroid because the Session rips off the Polaroid Cube‘s design. Then, GoPro had to drop the HERO4 Session price down to half the original retail price in order to move a few units during the holidays. Of course, holiday 2015 sales turned out woefully inadequate and GoPro is now restructuring and laying off employees. Of course, GoPro’s stock is in freefall and now shareholders are filing class action suits against GoPro because they think GoPro has been too optimistic about future sales.
In the midst of all of this turmoil, GoPro was sued by Contour, the bastard of the action camera industry, for patent infringement. [Read more…]
PolarPro, maker of action camera and drone accessories, just got a nice influx of $1-million on the ABC show Shark Tank. CEO Jeff Overall appeared on the show to pitch his company to the sharks.
After getting a $500,000 offer for a 10% stake in the company from Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec joined in for another $500,000 investment for an additional 10% stake. Overall accepted the deal with Cuban and Herjavec to secure a $1-million investment in his company. Check out the clip from Shark Tank below. [Read more…]
The iOgrapher started as a way to turn the iPad into a more professional video capturing device. It worked and the company has since produced variations for several other iOS devices. It’s a relatively affordable (by iOS and video production standards) mount/grip/rig for the iPhone and iPad and now the company is launching the iOgrapher GO for use with GoPro and other action cameras. [Read more…]
OGIO has announced a trio of new camera bags for GoPro and other action camera shooters.
The new bags include:
- Hogo – A soft case with top charger storage area, front e-reader pocket, and zip stash pocket – fits up to 3 cameras
- Backstage – A pack with front padded easy access pockets to store camera, remote or housings, dual side pockets with compressions traps, tablet/hydration ready main compartment, ventilated air mesh back panel and adjustable yoke shoulder harness with sternum strap
- Access – A mid-sized adventure backpack with multiple storage compartments, an additional adjustable and removable storage compartment, laptop sleeve with dual zippered pockets, a ventilated air mesh back panel and a zip stash pocket
The Hogo, Access and Backstage retail for $40, $90 and $200, respectively.