Believe it or not, this was my first GoPro handle accessory for my GoPro. Of course, I have a selfie stick, but a GoPro floating handle like the GoPole Bobber just never made it into my gear bag. But before a recent family vacation to a water park, I wanted to make sure I had something that floats… for obvious reasons. So I snagged the GoPole “Bobber” GoPro Floating Handle and it’s definitely become a necessity, even out of the water.
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“The Bobber” GoPro Floating Handle
GoPole has been a reputable GoPro Accessory brand for a while now, so I didn’t hesitate to invest in their floating handle called the “Bobber”. The GoPole Bobber is a Floating GoPro Handle so it’s the best of both worlds really! You can use it as a regular handgrip or handle for your GoPro, but it also floats.
So what is the Bobber? It’s really just a handle for the GoPro. You attach your GoPro just like you would with any other mount. If you’re going to be near water, of course, you’d want to use the waterproof case unless you’re using a Hero5 or Hero6.
What makes the Bobber really great is that it is a floating handle. I’d rather use a GoPro floating handle than a “floaty” backdoor because this handle is attached using a screw – not a sticky back. It just seems a lot more reliable to me.
There are a few other features on this particular GoPro handle that make it ideal:
- You can attach it to a tripod right on the bottom. It fits any regular 1/4in tripod screw.
- It comes with a wrist strap that screws right into the bottom
But most of all, I love that on this particular GoPro Handle, the plastic is yellow. So, it’s really easy to spot in the water if you drop it. The color sticks out really well and it’s easy to find. I think that’s why they call it the Bobber 🙂
I picked up the Bobber on Amazon for $24, and I’m really happy I did. It’s very well made (as GoPole is a well-known manufacturer of GoPro accessories), it works great, and I think you’ll love it too!
I use The Bobber pretty much all the time, in and out of the water. What is your favorite GoPro floating handle?
I will warn you that the video embedded here in this post is one of my first YouTube videos ever. Like, Ever. But here is my GoPole “Bobber” Floating Handle Review on YouTube:
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