GoPro Dome Kickstarter – SWG

The guys at SWG have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise some funds to refine the kit.

Here’s the link:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/755400751/shoot-over-underwater-photos-with-your-gopro

You can get on board for a starting price of 60 Euros (around $66 US or £42), for that price you get a fully assembled GoPro dome port which is compatible with the GoPro Hero 4 style housing (you could also use a GoPro Hero 3 or 3+ camera in there if you get one of the new style housings for it).

It’s a similar design to the KNEKT SD6 dome but the back plate is 3D printed out of plastic, rather than machined out of aluminium, and the dome is not as thick as the acrylic one you get from KNEKT.

The most affordable GoPro Dome?

I think if you’re looking for a very affordable dome port for your GoPro which will allow you to get over/under style shots it’s a great option, and you can’t beat the price.

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Don’t expect the super high quality of design and materials or the attention to detail of something like the KNEKT dome, which is now rated to an impressive 40m. But for many people who are just trying out this style of photography or may have an older GoPro and can’t justify a more expensive option this is an interesting alternative.

The money will got towards making the manufacturing more efficient in the long run, but it looks like people are getting good results from it already.

There are also plans to make a similar dome port available for other action cameras like the sj4000 in the future.

I’ve just made a pledge myself so if it all goes through I’ll get back to you with a review at some point in the future too.

P.S. the last Kickstarter that I wrote about, Jeremy Koreski’s book This is Nowhere has been fully funded, so I hope some of you readers have made a pledge and will be receiving your reward at the same time as me.

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