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New GoPro Accessories Announced | El Grande Pole and Karma Grip Extension



GoPro has recently announced the launch of two new official accessories both of which will be release and available for purchase from the GoPro online store this Sunday April 9, 2017.

El Grande Extension Pole

The first accessory is a traditional extension pole and really I am quite surprised that GoPro has waited so long to release a GoPro branded extension pole. The GoPro El Grande is built from strong light weight aluminium and in its collapsed form has a length of 15″ and can extend to a length of 38″. It has a twist lock design to release the extensions and a large over sized handle to help you maintain a good grip on the unit. Like most extension poles it has a wrist strap on the bottom to prevent you from losing the pole if you accidentally drop it. The unit is waterproof and has a nice ball head on the end allowing you 360 degree movement when setting the GoPro to the desired angle.

What I like most about GoPro’s new El Grande Extension Pole is that they have incorporated their buckle mount system on the end allowing you to mount and remove your GoPro quickly as needed. The El Grande Extension Pole is Priced at $59.99 U.S. a little high if you ask me, but with that said at lease we know we will be getting a good quality pole as official GoPro accessories always have a very high quality build.

Now it makes sense why GoPro late last year were targeting small companies who made GoPro poles and had similar sounding names, they were planning the release of their own branded GoPro pole and didn’t want to confuse the consumers.

GoPro has made a promotion video for the El Grande Extension Pole.


Karma Grip Extension Cable

The second item that is being released is an extension cable for the Karma Grip hand-held stabilizer from GoPro, What this cable does is allow you to mount the stabilizer and the grip separately. This can be convenient especially when mounting the Karma Grip on a helmet or back pack. The cable extends up to 35 inches allowing you many flexible mounting options. This is a very useful Karma Grip accessory however the bad news is it costs $99.99 U.S.

A promotion clip from GoPro featuring the Karma Grip Extension Cable.


Its going to be an exciting year for GoPro and I am really looking forward to see all the new releases this year including the GoPro Hero 6.

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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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