KNEKT KSD6 6" Dome Port
KNEKT KSD6 Six-Inch Dome Port for the GoPro Hero3+ and Hero4
The KNEKT semi-hemispherical 6” dome port is one of the most advanced accessories available for the GoPro. Moving the waterline away from the lens dramatically improves underwater functionality and image quality. The Field of view is increased by over 30%, images are cleaner and the minimal focal distance is improved by nearly 50%. During production we pressure test the KSD6 Dome Port to a depth of 135ft, this exceeds the depth rating of the GoPro Hero 3+ and Hero 4 housings. If you use a GoPro underwater without the KSD6 Dome Port you are missing out on all that your camera has to offer. If you are in professional production this is a mandatory addition to your set of tools.
In addition to improved underwater use the KSD6 makes it possible to capture images both above and below the water simultaneously. These are often referred to as half and half, 50/50, over under or split-level pictures. Until now one would need to invest thousands of dollars in high-end camera equipment in order to create these images. Even with the best gear producing quality over under results would be a challenge due to the complexity of focus, exposure and depth of field management. The KSD6 paired with the GoPro overcomes all of this. The simplicity of operation, nearly infinite depth of field, wide-angle lens and video/still image quality make the GoPro perfectly suited for this application. Just slide the KSD6 Dome Port onto the GoPro housing and produce stunning imagery above, below and in-between.
The KSD6 utilizes a semi-hemispherical acrylic dome that we have custom made just for KNEKT. This dome has been optically matched to work with the GoPro lens. The use of a semi-hemispherical dome eliminates the perpendicular angle between the backing plate and the dome. The benefits of this are the elimination of circular reflection and improved water sheeting while reducing the form factor and maintaining full front face surface area. By utilizing an interlocking two-piece design the dome is captured mechanically to create an O-ring compression seal, no glue or silicone is used anywhere. This design allows the dome to be fully disassembled for cleaning and service. If the acrylic is scratched or cracked it can be replaced. The KSD6 works with the Hero3+ or Hero4 housing and does not require any special modifications or separate accessories. The GoPro is just as secure as always since the KSD6 slips right onto the housing, it does not alter the depth rating of the GoPro housing. The KSD6 provides access to mode, power and shutter control buttons while installed. The built in front LCD window provides visibility to battery life, camera settings and memory card data. The cut-away backer bar allows the user with view and interact with the rear-LCD screen on the Hero 4 Silver. There is also a custom machined H2O waterline indicator on the backing plate to assist in getting the perfect over under shot.
The KSD6 can be used as a stand-alone product, it does not require the use of a handle or trigger to function. The KSD6 is compatible with the KNEKT FPSH Pole, GPLT, GPDL and GP4 trigger systems.
- Depth Tested to 135ft
- 30% Wider Image Capture Underwater
- 50% Minimal Focal Length Improvement
- Semi-Hemispherical Design
- Optically Correct Acrylic Dome
- Access to Mode, Shutter and Power Buttons
- H2O Waterline Indicator on Backing Plate
- View and Touch Access to rear LCD Screen on Hero 4 Silver
- Front LCD View Window
- Two Piece Mechanical Port Capture
- Triple O-Ring Construction, No Glue or Silicone Used
- Compatible with Hero3+, Hero4 and Blackout Housings
- Compatible with GPLT, GPDL and GP4 Trigger Systems
- Materials – Military Grade Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Acrylic
- Mounting – Custom GoPro to KSD6 O-Ring Interface
- Dimensions 6” x 6” x 4”
- Weight – 10 oz
In the Box
- KSD6 Dome
- View Window Backer Bar
- Black ¼-20 Screw (1)
- Replacement Interface O-Rings (3)
- Instructions and Warranty Information
Message From Manufacturer:
KNEKT was a passion project started in October 2013 by Kyle Maligro, Bodi Orton and Harry Antipala. Three long time friends with a love for the ocean and innovative design. The company was always about quality products, fun and shared experiences.
That foundation allowed us create an entirely new category of products for the GoPro camera. We designed and released the first pistol grip trigger, a product so innovative it was granted two patents by the USPTO. We then went on to change the game completely by designing the first dome port for the GoPro housing. The KNEKT Dome Port has created iconic images shared by the most prestigious web and print publications in the world. This was followed by other firsts like the trigger activated dive tray and trigger pole. All of those accomplishments would be meaningless without the joy and community that they created. More than a brand KNEKT became a family. A Family of people around the world that are passionate about their experiences and environment.
Now after five years plus of fun and innovation we have decided to wind it down and discontinue manufacturing. KNEKT was always a passion project but life outside of that passion has gotten to busy for us to keep it going.
We have all of the design drawings, a registered trademark, two patents, website with eCommerce, large social media following with over 200,000 hash tagged images and a database of brand loyal passionate customers. While we are not shopping for someone to take it over if there was interest from the right source we would entertain brand acquisition or licensing.
With gratitude and aloha,
The boys at KNEKT