Many had been anticipating the release of GoPro’s very own extremely compact and well marketed drone to be released in October 2016.
You’d think that having a name like GoPro attached to a product would be a pretty surefire indicator of overall superior quality, as this was the case will all their previous products. Promotional videos from their official webpage and from popular YouTubers like Casey Neistat made it pretty clear the pre-sales for this bad boy would be through the roof – and that was looking to be the case.
However, what would have proved to be a huge home run for the tech giant’s stock and loyal following turned out to be more of a swing and miss scenario. Just a one week into November – less than a few weeks after it’s initial launch – a recall was issued.
Why? Turns out some of Karma drones didn’t really enjoy being in the air all that much. GoPro stated that “in a very small number of cases, Karma units lost power during operation,” and it happens a few excited flyers were unlucky enough to have documented this unfortunate and entertaining debacle.
Here’s a fun little compilation of exactly what we’re referring to:
(Maybe they just wanted to show off how their cameras can withstand some pretty brutal crashes?)
In spite of this, we’re anticipating GoPro will sort out all the kinks and re-release the Karma in the coming months without any real issues. It’s always been a very reputable company and this is but a blip on their long line of successful product releases.
Pre-Order status on Amazon: GoPro Karma with Harness for HERO5