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Published: 5 years ago

Do-It-Yourself OWLE Bubo Neck Strap

Last week, HHH reviewed the OWLE Bubo, a new iPhone camera grip. Shortly after, an HHH reader asked if the OWLE came with a neck-strap. I’m guessing that once the Bubo takes off, there will be an abundance of accessories. But until then, I present the “Do-it-yourself, incredibly-easy, down-and-dirty, dirt-cheap OWLE Bubo Neck-strap.”

I took a trip to the local hardware store, and picked up a couple 1/4″ x 2.5″ Eye Bolts. They’re a bit long for my taste, but the store was out of the 1/4″ x 1″ bolts I wanted.

I screwed the bolts into the holes on the top corners of the Bubo.

Then I attached an old luggage strap I found at the bottom of my closet. Naturally, a professional camera strap will give you more flexibility and comfort… but I was aiming for cheap, not snazzy. 

And there you have it. A fully functioning OWLE Bubo Neck-strap for $1.50.  Not too shabby!

You can get your own Owle at http://gohhh.com/get-owle!

4 Comments.
  1. Billy Woody says:

    What a great idea!! How cheap can you make a steadi-cam mount for it??

  2. Taz Goldstein says:

    Billy,

    About $25,000. Or, if you’re on a budget, under $20.

    Best,
    Taz

  3. FlimgeekTimmy says:

    wow looks alot like mine? hmmmmm ;0)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLGxtb-TWMo&feature=related

  4. Dr.BlueGun says:

    Filmgeek, your video was posted 8 days after HHH posted this. I’d say yours looks a lot like his. Great minds thinking alike. :)

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