I reviewed PolarPro’s PowerPole earlier this year and it’s pretty awesome. However, as I said in the review, it could be better if it was waterproof. Now, Polar Pro has a product that does just that – the PowerGrip H2O.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hDfXW-e7B8&w=700&showinfo=0&rel=0]
It’s pretty much the answer to every complaint/wish about the PowerPole.
Polar Pro has figured out how to make a grip that has a built-in 6700mAh battery and can power your GoPro down to 99′ underwater. The battery offers enough capacity to charge a GoPro camera six times over.
To make the PowerGrip H2O waterproof, Polar Pro has developed a custom backdoor for the GoPro HERO4, HERO3+ or HERO3.
Polar Pro also took a page from GoPro’s own 3-Way pole and made the PowerGrip H2O more compact with a folding design instead of a telescoping pole like the earlier PowerPole. Additionally, the PowerGrip H2O features a 1/4-20 mount on the bottom for attaching a tripod plate so you can mount your power source with your GoPro on a tripod for longer time lapse shoots.
Polar Pro managed to keep the price of the PowerGrip H2O the same as the PowerPole at $99. For the next day or so that the Kickstarter campaign is still up, however, you can snag one for $69. And the PowerGrip has already met its funding goal, so you can expect it to ship next month.