GoPro The Handler (Floating Hand Grip) Review


This handy device from GoPro has a buoyant hand grip which offers stability and control to a GoPro camera. GoPro the Handler makes it a snap to aim the camera and frame shots. It’s compatible with any GoPro camera and it floats, so you can take pictures underwater, as well as in the mountains.

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  • increases stability for steadier footage than holding the camera by hand
  • floats a GoPro camera and keeps it afloat for shooting in and around the water
  • Bacpac compatible: floats a GoPro camera with an LCD Touch BackPac or Battery BacPac attached
  • confortable, secure grip; easy to hold
  • aims at a variety of angles
  • waterproof to 33′ (10m)
  • includes The Tool: a GoPro thumb screw that doubles as a bottle opener
  • wrist strap
  • Dimensions: 2.2” 7” x 9.5” – weighs 3.4 oz.
  • Requires a lithium ion battery



The Go Pro Handler is comfortable in the hand. Its soft material won’t slip, even when wet, for a secure grip. The handle floats upright and has an orange bottom, so it’s hard to lose in the water. The adjustable wrist strap keeps it tethered to your arm and prevents the item from floating away if you release your grip. It’s lightweight, sturdy and affordable, and works with any GoPro camera. The camera in the image above is the GoPro Hero 4 Silver however this device will work with any model. It looks nice, easily supports the camera’s weight, and is a practical way to ensure that it won’t sink. Since the camera floats upside-down, it works great for underwater pictures.

The Tool, a thumb screw, can be used to tighten the camera to the mount, making it secure. The bottle-opener is a bonus.



The handle doesn’t extend; it’s only one length (9.5”). Since it’s designed for water use, there are no threads in the bottom to accept a tripod. The foam grip cover tends to hold water and takes some time to dry out, so if you’re in a hurry, you may be putting it away damp. The Handler contains some plastic parts which may be prone to breakage if the user is not careful. In addition, the core is hard plastic, so it amplifies underwater noise, giving the videos a loud hum. If you happen to move your hand on the grip while operating the camera, you may get a fuzzy noise.



People who like to go swimming, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, wakeboarding, surfing, snowboarding, or just walking around taking pictures will be delighted with this item.It’s great for selfies, family travel, or action photography. For the price, it’s well-built and does what it’s supposed to do, helping the amateur filmmaker take beautiful videos.

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