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GoPro Karma drone returns to market

Published February 1, 2017

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. is again selling its Karma drone, which the company removed from the market in November because the drone would sometimes lose power and fall out of the sky, endangering those below. The company said it fixed the problem by redesigning the device's battery latch.

The company said that as the drone returns to market, initial shipments will be limited but production is expected to ramp quickly. Karma will be available first in the U.S. and available in other markets in the spring.

As before, the Karma features a compact and foldable design that fits into an included backpack. It has a game-style controller that does not require use of a mobile phone or tablet. A 3-axis camera stabilizer can be removed from the Karma drone and attached to the included Karma Grip for capturing handheld and body-mounted shots.

The Karma also features several preset flight patterns that make it easier to capture action. New Karma functionalities will be available via software updates in the future.

Karma is available in the following bundles:

  • Karma without a GoPro camera for $799.99 MSRP
  • Karma bundled with HERO5 Black for $1099.99 MSRP
  • Flight Kit for Karma Grip owners available in April for $599.99 MSRP, for consumers who purchased Karma Grip as a stand-alone accessory.


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