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Santos’ GoPro Clarity

Wildcard Bruno Santos makes the drop look easy for his fifth GoPro Challenge submission. Wildcard Bruno Santos (BRA) took out Jeep Leader Adriano de Souza (BRA) in Round 3 in his quest for the Billabong Pro Tahiti win. The Brazilian is keeping his head in tune hunting a GoPro Challenge win with yet another entry from Teahupo’o.

MORE FROM TAHITI Recap: Round 1, Heats 1-8; Round 1, Heats 9-12 & Round 2; Round 3, Heats 1-8 Watch: Condensed Heats, Excellent Rides Heat Analyzer Full Results GoPro Challenge: Tahiti The Vans Pro Junior resumed on the East Coast at Virginia Beach, but it was the Californian’s who stood out on Day 4. The Aussie charger reflects on his recent competitive mojo and the approach he takes when competing on one of the world’s most dangerous Another lay day in Tahiti as WSL commentators talk Title race, heats to come and the Surfline Forecast. Ronnie Blakey, Peter Mel and Ross Williams discuss the rough starts of Kelly Slater and Gabriel Medina in 2015. Nicollo Porcella appears in another angle as he stumbles down the face and goes over the falls at Teahupoo. Video by Raipona Pua….
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Fotokite Phi: Selfie Drone With GoPro

Yen Palec | Aug 20, 2015 03:11 AM EDT Fotokite Phi is a new quadcopter that does not require too much technical know-how to be operated. It has a GoPro camera and retractable leash that makes it very easy to be operated unlike most drones and quadcopters currently out on the market.

Designed by Perspective Robotics AG and funded through crowdfunding website Indiegogo, Fotokite Phi follows in the same breath as its professional version commonly used by well-known media outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation. One glaring difference the Fotokite Phi offers is its retractable leash and instead of integrating a built-in camera the quadcopters uses either a GoPro Hero3 or a GoPro Hero4 camera. The Fotokite Phi is designed to be very portable. The quadcopters can be folded and can fit inside a tube roughly the size of a whiskey bottle, according to CNet . It also weighs less with just a little over 350 grams.

The quadcopters has a camera housing that can hold the GoPro camera. Users can setup the camera housing to look down for overhead shots. There is also a button located at its back which turns both the quadcopters and GoPro camera on. The retractable leash of the Fotokite Phi which can be extended up to 26 feet has its own processor and sensors that allow its users to fully control the quadcopters by pressing and holding a button or moving the leash towards the direction the user wants to go. According to Tech Crunch , the Fotokite Phi will be released within the first few months of 2016. It can be pre-ordered in Indiegogo for $349….

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Slick Stabilizer for GoPro Raises over $100000 in 24 hours

The GoPro cameras have image stabilization, but it is not perfect. The Slick stabilizer has a motor on each of the three axes driven by micro controllers. The motors keep the GoPro leveled regardless of the kind of terrain you’re moving on. The difference becomes incredible obvious when watching footage of a GoPro and a GoPro with Slick side-by-side.

The Slick Stabilizer is also water-proof and can be directly attached on the standard GoPro mount. The added weight is 0.66lbs and the removable battery supports 2 hours of stabilization. The Slick Stabilizer is available as Late early Bird perk on IndiGoGo for $209. The final retail price will be $229 when shipping in March of 2016. The team behind Slick worked 2 years on the stabilizer. They took the inspiration from 3D gimbals mounted on drones. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus Back to Top | Read the Latest Stories Luigi Lugmayr Luigi Lugmayr (Google+) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine. Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.  …

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