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2017 GoPro Year in Review



I hope everyone had a great holiday season and I want to wish everyone the best in 2018. Here is a video looking back at all the fantastic products introduced and released by GoPro in 2017. It was a year full of amazing products, not only new cameras but GoPro ventured into new markets such as 360 and their very own Karma Drone. Now technically the Karma Drone was originally released in 2016 but it was recalled shortly thereafter and was relaunched in early 2017.

I am really curious to see what new products GoPro will bring us in 2018. Possibly a new Karma 2 drone, with collision avoidance sensors, bigger battery and possibly a smaller form factor. We should see a new camera if history repeats itself as GoPro tends to release a new camera every year. It may just be a new version of the Hero 6 Black or it could be a brand new Hero 7 Black. Since we didn’t see a new Hero Session camera added in this year’s launch perhaps we will see a new Hero 7 Session in 2018’s lineup of GoPro cameras.

I want to thank everyone for a great year on my YouTube channel we have seen quite a bit of growth in 2017 and have had the pleasure of communicating with many great subscribers over the past year. See you in 2018 with all new un-boxings, tutorials, and reviews. Happy New Year!!!



A list of GoPro products released in 2017

Karma Drone (USA)
Karma Drone (CAN)

Karma Grip (USA)
Karma Grip (CAN)

El Grande Extension Pole (USA)
El Grande Extension Pole (CAN)

Karma Extension Cable (USA)
Karma Extension Cable (CAN)

GoPro Hero 6 Black (USA)
GoPro Hero 6 Black (CAN)

GoPro Shorty Mini Extension (USA)
GoPro Shorty Mini Extension (CAN)

The Handler Updated (USA)
The Handler Updated (CAN)

GoPro Bite Mount + Floaty (USA)
GoPro Bite Mount + Floaty (CAN)

GoPro Fusion –

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Shark Cage for GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black



In this video review, we are taking a closer look at the Shark Cage frame for the GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black. In the past, I have reviewed several aluminum frames for GoPro’s. These frames are useful for a few different reasons. Firstly they offer great protection. The tough aluminum build protects your GoPro from drops or when filming in situations where the camera may take some knocks. However, the most common reason for using an aluminum frame is the fact that it has a built-in cold shoe and it makes it easy to attach a microphone to your GoPro rig. There is one drawback to these aluminum frames and that is they are heavy, these frames can add a lot of weight to your setup.

This is where the GoPro Shark Cage is different, it is a minimalist aluminum frame that still offers good protection and only weighs a fraction of the others. The GoPro Shark Cage has a cheese plate included in the pack with several tripod connections. You can mount this cheese plate in many different ways on the Shark Cage. There is no cold shoe included in the package and it will need to be purchased separately. I have included links to the products used in the video.

You can watch our full video review of the GoPro Shark Cage below.

Shark Cage for GoPro:
Cold Shoe Mount:



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GoPro Vlogging Case | How To Connect A Microphone To The GoPro Hero 7 Black



In this video review, we are taking a closer look at a new style of casie for the GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black that is aimed at vloggers. This new style of case or as some would call it “housing” has a built-in cavity that can hold the GoPro microphone adapter. When connecting a microphone to the Hero 7 Black you must use GoPro’s microphone adapter which for the most part is a big brick. In the past when you set up a GoPro vlogging rig you would have this adapter hanging off the back and it would always be in the way. There are some DIY methods for managing all these cables and adaptors but they really just were not all that convenient.

A few months ago these new styles of GoPro vlogging cases with a built-in microphone adapter holder started popping up on Amazon and eBay. I ordered one in to take a look at it and I really was quite impressed and wondered why it took so long for someone to come up with this idea. The other necessary component when setting up a GoPro Vlogging rig is you need a way to attach your microphone, most commonly this is called a cold shoe. In the past, there have been many offerings of aluminum GoPro cases that had a built in cold shoe and for the most part, they have always worked well (except dangle mic adapter). The downside to these cases is they were quite heavy and added a lot of bulk to your rig. This new style of vlogging case is made of durable plastic and is significantly lighter. They also feature a raised cold shoe for connecting a microphone, this raised cold shoe helps keep the microphone out of the GoPro’s wide field of view.

You can watch our video review of this new style of GoPro Vlogging case that is compatible with the GoPro Hero 7 Black, Hero 6 Black and Hero 5 Black.

GoPro Vlog Case:
Rode Microphone:
Fusion Grip:




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