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The GoHawk - A GoPro Hero4 expansion pack by POA Labs

Words by Zac Rubenson

The GoHawk is compatible with GoPro Bacpac backdoors and the Frame mount.

The GoHawk by POA Labs

Launching Exclusively on Kickstarter June 14th, 2016
Portland, Oregon

POA Labs has announced the launch of the GoHawk, an expansion pack for the
GoPro Hero4 that adds three new levels of functionality for POV Still and Video photographers.

It's badass – way better than everything else – and makes the GoPro more usable in an action environment. It's the accessory that GoPros have needed since they came out.
Dave Thorp, cofounder @ Pacific Northwest Skydiving, 9,000 camera jumps

The GoHawk adds three new camera ports, allowing the user to connect:

Remote shutter button – Save time by only shooting photos when you want to. Choose from hands-free mouth switches or a thumb-triggered handlebar switch. Works with any 2.5mm remote shutter switch.
Remote LED indicator – lets you know that your camera is on and recording. The bendable indicator can be mounted in your helmet or wrapped around your handlebars.
Auxiliary USB Power Input for extended shooting - plug into any battery pack and never run out of power again.

The GoHawk adds three new functions to your GoPro Hero4.

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The Kickstarter launch will be offering a variety of buying options so you can choose the package that's best for you.

Remote shutter button

The GoHawk enhances the process of shooting POV photos with your GoPro Hero4. Choose from a mouth-operated shutter button (best for chest or helmet mounted cameras) or a handlebar-mount push button (ideal for handlebar mounted cameras, cyclists, and motorcyclists). Simply plug your switch of choice into the GoHawk and start shooting!

The GoHawk is perfect for aerial photographers who want to have more control over their shooting. Shown here with remote LED indicator and Conceptus bite switch.

For stills photographers, the GoHawk can be used in Continuous or Burst photo modes to capture the pictures you want, and ONLY the pictures you want. You’ll never have to spend hours sorting through the contents of a full memory card for that one magical shot. If you shoot video, you can easily start and stop recording using any external shutter switch.

The GoHawk is plug-and-play. No special software is required!

Remote LED indicator

With the bendable LED indicator.you’ll never have to worry if your camera is on, taking a photo, or recording. A blue standby LED lets you know that your camera is on and flashes to let you know when your battery is low. A red record/shutter LED mimics the GoPro’s own shutter button lights, no matter what mode you’re in.

Plug and Go

No special software is needed to operate the GoHawk. Simply plug it in and start shooting. The GoHawk is perfect for photographers and videographers who value the durability, price, and compact size of their GoPros, but need more control over how they capture the action.

“I like using my GoPro for photos. I hate scrolling through 500 of them to choose the two I want. This totally solves that – it makes the camera more fun to use and is far more efficient.”
Matt Gerdes, Founder/Designer/Test Pilot @ Squirrel Wingsuits
The GoHawk can be plugged into a USB power source, so you can shoot all day without draining your batteries.

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Kickstarter

Our designs are finalized and manufacturing vendors selected, but we need help towards the costs of gearing up for volume production. So, we're offering super discounted pricing to anyone who preorders a GoHawk through our Kickstarter campaign. We want the people who are most excited about the GoHawk to be the first to receive it. We need the Kickstarter funds to get production started, so please help us out! Anything helps – even ordering a t-shirt or sticker pack. We're offering massive discounts to our Kickstarter backers as an extra thank-you. See our Kickstarter page here

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About POA Labs

POA Labs is a Portland-based product incubator focused on developing new and innovative products that enhance the lives of people who take their fun seriously. They want to enable their customers to do more – better, easier, safer and more fun.

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