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GoPro Handlebar / Seat Post / Small Tube Mount Review

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Here is a video review of the new GoPro Handlebar mount that they launched last fall alongside the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session. This is an updated model to the traditional bike mounts that they sell. In this video, I do an unboxing and go over all the contents of the box and then do a quick demonstration to show you how it all works.

One of the nice features of this new GoPro bike mount is the fact that the head rotates. This makes it very easy to capture the angle you want. The turning head has notches to keep it firmly in place once you have set your desired angle. I love the fact that they went with the buckle style mount receiver instead of a transitional mount. This makes mounting your GoPro from one spot to another easy. If you like to film from different parts of the bike while your cycling, mountain biking or riding your dirt bike or motorcycle you could use multiple mounts and quickly move your GoPro from one location to the other with the quick mount buckle.

The kit comes with 2 rubber inserts that allow you to attach the bike mount to a variety of pole or tube diameters. This is nice as all bikes are a little different and allow you to attach to large or small tubes.

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All in all, I think this is a nice quality product from GoPro, very versatile and reasonably priced compared to some of their other mounts. This mount attaches and removes easily making it a breeze to move from bike to bike. I definitely recommend the GoPro handlebar mount no matter if you’re a professional cyclist or just want to grab some nice shots of the kids riding their bikes It is well worth the money and definitely makes it into my top 10 must have GoPro accessories. The one slight downfall that I dislike is the fact that when removing the mount I found from time to time the rubber adjustment fitting would sometime fall out. I could possibly see this piece being lost in the future if I am not careful.

Box contents of the GoPro handlebar mount.


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

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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.

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Dusk White Limited Edition Hero 7 Black Unboxing

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Here is a quick unboxing video of the new GoPro Hero 7 Black Dusk White Limited Edition that GoPro released on March 3. It is available for purchase on the GoPro website as well as select stores around the world. As of the posting of this article, it is not available on Amazon yet and I am not sure if it will be. This new Dusk White GoPro is not to be confused with the Hero 7 White which is GoPro’s budget entry level camera, this is a full-fledged Hero 7 Black just with a new limited edition look. There are no hardware changes all internal components, specs, and features are the same as the original Hero 7 Black.


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