POWERGRIP H₂O
Waterproof GoPro Pole w/ Integrated Battery
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Client: Polar Pro
Date: 2015
Responsibilities: Design Research, Industrial Design, Mechanical Design


BRIEF

The PolarPro team has spent over a year researching, designing, filming, and taking user feedback to create one of the most powerful GoPro pole systems to date. The PolarPro film crew wanted a single accessory that kept their cameras powered all day, captured multiple perspectives, and gave the users the freedom to bring only one accessory. We packed all the features our team and our customers asked for-from extreme sports to everyday moments.


DESIGN PROCESS
Taking design cues from the previous version of Polar Pro GoPro accessories, I conceptualized design concepts that emphasizes on waterproof capability, ease of charging accessibility, compact and ergonomic form factor, and versatility in mounting options. A series of sketches were then conducted to explore different possibilities on how the solution can meet those requirements.


RESULTS
An all powerful GoPro pole packed with features and benefits for action base activities.

Waterproof to 99 Ft (33M): The PowerGrip H20 was designed to be used any where and everywhere, from scuba diving to snowboarding and everything in between. The waterproof door keeps the PowerGrip H20 sealed and dry down to 99 feet. Rated at IP68, this product can perform exceptionally well under water.

Rechargeable 6700 mAh battery: Packed into the PowerGrip H20 is the most dense battery available, allowing you to film with your GoPro for 12 hours straight. This battery is big enough to charge your GoPro 6 times, or your iPhone6 3 times. The PowerGrip H20 has enough power to keep your camera and phone powered all weekend while off the grid. 

4-in-1 GoPro Pole System: The PowerGrip H20 can be configured as a: 9.5 inch Grip // 22 inch Pole // 33 inch Pole // Follow-cam setup

1/4 20 Tripod Mount: A mount is included at the base of the grip for turning any tripod into an extended power source. Mount the PowerGrip to any tripod for extended time lapses. 

2X Full Size USB Ports: Two full size USB ports provide enough power to simultaneously charge cameras, phones, speakers, headphones, and even lights. The PowerGrip H20 can be used as a very convenient waterproof powerbank. 
Cell Phone Mount Included: A cell mount is included to allow mobile phone users to harness all of the features of the PowerGrip H20. Never run out of power when shooting with the PowerGrip. 
PowerGrip H20 WaterProof Light: This waterproof light runs off the built-in power of the PowerGrip H20. The light is waterproof down to 99 ft and features a bright 500 lumens. The streamlined mounting system allows you to attach the light between the Camera and the Grip. Perfect for filming in low light with the GoPro or cell phones. 

Polar Pro Strap Mount
Overview

BRIEF
With the gaining popularity of action base filming and POV digitial content, PolarPro wanted to expand its product line and business to offer different accessories line for the action base camera GoPro. The challenge was to develop a strap mount that is cost-effective, highly durable and functionally effective for the users.

DESIGN PROCESS
A quick online market research showed that there was only one other product available in the market that was offering a similar use case. The existing product in the market however was made of machined aluminum alloy chassis that placed it in the higher pricing tier. After studying and understanding the users' preferences and frustrations, I began to compose a solution that focuses on affordability, toughness, simplicity, and accessibility. Through material research exploration, I was able to discover an alternative material that is highly durable with only a fraction of the cost of the competitor's product. I utilized PA6 + 30% Glass Filled material for the main body which made the overall weight of the product significantly lighter and becomes 50% cheaper in production cost. Glass-filled nylon is created by adding powdered glass to the nylon resin or by extruding the plastic with glass fibers. The resulting material has some very useful properties:
• It has a stiffness that is up to 80 percent greater than standard nylon
• Its tensile strength is as much as 70 percent greater than standard nylon
• It has a thermal expansion rate that is roughly half of unfilled nylon, providing increased stability when exposed to temperature changes
• It is 50 percent harder than standard nylon

RESULTS
The StrapMount is the perfect mount for capturing immersive POV shots without being constrained by a head, or chest harness. StrapMount securely mounts the GoPro to any backpack, scuba bcd, lifejacket, or strap for hands-free filming. Once mounted to the strap, the quick-release plate allows you to quickly install/remove the GoPro for convenient camera access. Constructed out of glass filled nylon polymer, this mount will withstand the harshest of conditions. The mounting possibilities are endless, from wakeboard ropes to go cart seatbelts, capture angles never before seen with the StrapMount.
Powergrip H₂O
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Powergrip H₂O

Powerful waterproof action camera pole accessory with integrated 6700mAh rechargable battery.
160
2.2k
8
Published:
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