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Best Power Bank For Your GoPro

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When it comes to power banks and portable chargers for your GoPro Hero 5 or previous generations of GoPro’s there are definitely plenty to choose from. I have been using portable power to keep my GoPro’s charged while on the go for several years and I find the Anker power banks are always a good choice.

I love creating time lapses and long night lapses and some days I am out from morning until night capturing natures beauty with my GoPro’s. For me having reliable portable power is a must to keep me charged up all day so I can get the shots I need.  I use Anker power banks while I am doing long extended 8 hour or longer night-lapses. I just simply plug into my GoPro and it will keep it powered reliably all night long. Anker power banks are light weight and powerful, they keep all my cameras and devices charged quickly and safely with the IQ technology that adjust the voltage automatically depending what its charging, selecting the fastest way to charge your device without damaging it.

Anker power banks have simplistic and beautiful design all while remaining rugged to hold up to my daily charging and sometimes demanding needs. There are many different models to choose from depending if you just want a small pocket sized power bank or a unit that will power you all day.

Anker PowerCore 10000

The Anker PowerCore 10000 has a capacity of 10000 mAh with a footprint about the size of a credit card, just thicker. This unit can recharge your GoPro Hero 5 about 7 times quickly and safely. It can recharge your iPhone 6 up to 4 times. This is a great portable power bank that fits comfortably in your pocket for portable recharging on the Go.

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Anker Power Bank – Best portable charger for your GoPro

 

Anker PowerCore 26800

The Anker PowerCore 26800 is a 26800 mAh unit and is the largest GoPro power bank you can purchase. This massive power bank can keep you juiced all day while retaining a relatively small foot print. You can recharge your GoPro Hero 5 Black approximately 20 time and your iPhone 6 10 times. It has dual input ports to allow for faster recharging of the power bank and 3 USB output ports to allow you to charge 3 devices at once.

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Anker PowerCore 26800. Best power bank for GoPro Hero 5

 

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The Complete Beginners Guide for the GoPro Hero (2018) | How To Get Started

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If you are a brand new owner of the new GoPro Hero 2018 or plan on getting one soon. Perhaps this is your very first GoPro and you are finding yourself a little overwhelmed on how to get started as GoPro includes very little documentation in the box. I have put together this very detail beginners guide for the GoPro Hero 2018 to help those who are new to get up and running quickly. This easy to follow beginners guide will help you understand the menu system and the different shooting modes. The new Hero 2018 is a great camera for beginners as it has a simplified menu with basic shooting modes. Watch our beginners guide for the new GoPro Hero (2018) on our YouTube Channel or below in our embedded video.

Our GoPro Hero Beginners Guide covers the following topics:

  • Unpacking the camera.
  • Installing the battery and memory card.
  • How to charge your GoPro Hero 2018.
  • Understanding the mounting system for GoPro’s.
  • Powering on for the first time and initial setup.
  • A look at the menu system and various shooting modes.
  • Basic settings for shooting video.
  • How to record video.
  • How to take pictures.
  • How to shoot bursts.
  • How to record a time-Lapse.
  • How to use the GoPro voice commands.
  • How to use quick capture.
  • GoPro gear for beginners.

Best Memory Card for the new GoPro Hero 2018

There are many types and sizes of memory cards on the market that will work with the new GoPro Hero 2018 but to keep things simple I recommend the Lexar 633x it is a great memory card at a decent price and I have always had good luck with them.  You can choose how much storage you would like the most common is 32 GB or 64 GB. This determines how many photos and videos can be stored on the camera.

Lexar 32 GB Memory Card (USA) https://amzn.to/2HClpuq
Lexar 32 GB Memory Card (CAN) https://amzn.to/2JL8PK8

Lexar 64 GB Memory Card (USA) https://amzn.to/2vgdSiD
Lexar 64 GB Memory Card (CAN) https://amzn.to/2HBPLxr

If you are a first time GoPro owner I have put together a list of GoPro gear that I think every first time GoPro owner should have in their camera kit.

GoPro Hero 2018 (USA) https://amzn.to/2vdi3vz
GoPro Hero 2018 (CAN) https://amzn.to/2qyoF1U

GoPro Camera Case (USA) https://amzn.to/2ENLeVq
GoPro Camera Case (CAN) https://amzn.to/2IZ0DVF

GoPro Shorty (USA) https://amzn.to/2EN5NRW
GoPro Shorty (CAN) https://amzn.to/2vlGd7k

GoPro Floating Handle (USA) https://amzn.to/2JKQHQI
GoPro Floating Handle (CAN) https://amzn.to/2qztiZP

GoPro Dual Charger (USA) https://amzn.to/2GXeXkG
GoPro Dual Charger (CAN) https://amzn.to/2vj8dbD

Manfrotto Extension Pole (USA) https://amzn.to/2HAPfQ6
Manfrotto Extension Pole (CAN) https://amzn.to/2HAhFd8

RAVPower Power Bank (USA) https://amzn.to/2qBbmxJ
RAVPower Power Bank (CAN) https://amzn.to/2qz3A7B

GoPro Handlebar Mount (USA) https://amzn.to/2JNNvne
GoPro Handlebar Mount (CAN) https://amzn.to/2vga8xB

Don’t hesitate to ask question via any of my social media channels or right here on my blog!

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Must Have $10 Upgrade For Your GoPro

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If you own a GoPro this is a very inexpensive must have upgrade that everyone needs. One annoyance that I have had with my GoPro is having to remove it from the frame every time I want to charge it or plug in a microphone. With this 3rd party GoPro frame you can open and remove the charging door on your GoPro without having to remove it from the frame, saving a lot of time and aggravation. This frame also seems to be a better build quality than the stock frames, it has a nice rubberized coating. This is such a simple little fix, I wonder why GoPro has not implemented it yet on their official frames. Because they all have the same form factor this 3rd party frame is compatible with the Hero 5 Black, Hero 6 Black and the new GoPro Hero (2018).

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This 3rd Party frame allows easy access to the GoPro charging door.

 

You can see the difference in the cutout. Stock GoPro frame on the right and 3rd party frame on the left.

 

Charging door can easily be opened and removed without having to remove the camera from the frame.

 

Allows you to easily charge your GoPro or plug in a microphone.

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