Recently GoPro has released a new accessory for the GoPro Hero 8 Black called the “Role Cage”. This accessory is only compatible with the Hero 8 due to its molded shape. Now, this new accessory first appeared on the GoPro website about 2 months after the release of the Hero 8 and makes me wonder if it was in response to all the negative feedback people had to the Hero 8 Black no longer has a removable/replaceable lens cover. Basically this new accessory is similar to the silicone sleeve and lanyard that they sell for the Hero 8 with a few significant differences. First, there is no lanyard attached nor a place to connect a lanyard. Most notably it has a removable lens protector that can be replaced if damaged.
This product is intended to give your GoPro Hero 8 Black a little extra protection for both the body and the lens if it is going to be mounted in ways or situations that could get a little rough. The silicon will help protect the body and the removable lens with help protect the lens on your Hero 8 Black. All in all, I think this is a recommendable product depending on your filming style. Hopefully, GoPro just goes back to the replaceable lens on this year’s updated model than we would not need accessories like this. At the time of publishing the Roll Cage can only be purchased directly on the GoPro.Com website. Watch our YouTube review of the GoPro Roll Cage below.
Some photos of the GoPro Hero 8 Black “Roll Cage” accessory.