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GoPro Hero 5 Charging Accessories | SuperCharger & Dual Charger



Here is an unboxing and review video of the new charging accessories for GoPro Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 session.

GoPro SuperCharger

The first item we go over is the new SuperCharger from GoPro. It is the latest charger from GoPro that has two USB slot that allows you to charge two devices at once. One is a traditional USB slot that can charge any GoPro or compatible  USB device including the Hero 5 Black and The Hero 5 Session. The second port is a USB-C port that is designed to charge your Hero 5 black super fast via a USB-C cable that comes supplied with the unit. The package also comes with international adaptors which makes this a great accessories for people who travel abroad.

GoPro States that you can charge compatible GoPro devices from 20% to 70% faster when utilising the USB-C port. I can confirm that my Hero 5 Black and Session do charge significantly faster while using this charger. The Supercharge from GoPro is also a great to for those that like to shoot long time lapses. You can power your GoPro continuously while plugged into the super charger for long extended time-lapses or overnight night-lapses.

Buy SuperCharger at U.S Amazon

Buy SuperCharger at Canadian Amazon


GoPro Dual Charger for Hero 5 Black

GoPro has had dual chargers for previous generations of it camera line and with the launch of the Hero 5 Black is has release the Dual Charger for it as well. You get a spare Hero 5 battery with this unit which is great, you can never have to many batteries. This charger allows for two Hero 5 Black batteries to be charged simultaneously and when used in conjunction with the Supercharger you can charge both batteries at lightning speed. Another nice feature is its closed design, this allows you to connect a power bank to charge your batteries and place it in your back pack. Because of its design the batteries will stay securely in place so you can charge will hiking or cycling or just on the go.

Buy Hero 5 Dual Charger at U.S. Amazon

Buy Hero 5 Dual Charger at Canadian Amazon


The GoPro Supercharger and the GoPro dual charger for Hero 5 black are a great value and I know they are some of my most used GoPro accessories. They are definitely in my to 10 list of must have GoPro accessories.

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



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)
Lexar 32 GB Memory Card (CAN)

Lexar 64 GB Memory Card (USA)
Lexar 64 GB Memory Card (CAN)

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)
GoPro Hero 2018 (CAN)

GoPro Camera Case (USA)
GoPro Camera Case (CAN)

GoPro Shorty (USA)
GoPro Shorty (CAN)

GoPro Floating Handle (USA)
GoPro Floating Handle (CAN)

GoPro Dual Charger (USA)
GoPro Dual Charger (CAN)

Manfrotto Extension Pole (USA)
Manfrotto Extension Pole (CAN)

RAVPower Power Bank (USA)
RAVPower Power Bank (CAN)

GoPro Handlebar Mount (USA)
GoPro Handlebar Mount (CAN)

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



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).

GoPro Upgraded Frame:


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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