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GoPro Hero 5 Battery Grip | Extend The Life Of Your Battery

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In the GoPro world, there are so many accessories you can choose from. There are some that I consider a must-have accessory for every GoPro enthusiast and this is one of them. This is the GoPro battery grip that is compatible with all GoPro generations including the latest Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session.  Basically, this is a power bank that is built into the handle of this grip…genius! Most of the time when I am out filming I have the GoPro mounted on a grip or handle of some sort anyway so this makes perfect sense.

Inside the handle is a 6000 mAh power bank that when connected to your GoPro can extend the battery by 5x so we are talking about an extra 4 to 6 hours of extra usage. This is really nice while out for the day, you don’t have to bring 3 or 4 extra batteries with you. There is a standard USB slot on the handle that you can plug your GoPro into using the charging cable that came with your GoPro. However, you may want to purchase a shorter 6″ USB cable so it not dangling in the way. If not you can simply tie up your longer USB cable.

This unit comes with a GoPro mount as well as a smartphone mount so you can charge and mount your phone in a similar fashion. It has a nice rugged design with soft rubber grips to keep the battery grip from slipping out of your hands.

This GoPro battery grip definitely makes into my top 5 must have GoPro accessories.

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Shark Cage for GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black

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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: https://amzn.to/2TtlmH0
Cold Shoe Mount: https://amzn.to/2KmxepZ

 

 


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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.

GoPro Vlog Case: https://amzn.to/2CysmeM
Rode Microphone: https://amzn.to/2CxL4TV
Fusion Grip: https://amzn.to/2TZANtE

 

 

 


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