GoPro is becoming more popular by the day. The cameras are used during mountaineering expedition, fishing adventures, hiking, paragliding, skydiving, swimming, diving, mountain biking and many other situations. While the handy devices make it possible to take photos and make videos, they still need to rely on some accessories.
In fact, a good camera will provide poor results such as bad images, poor sound, fall down, get damaged, or run out of charge because of using low-quality accessories including mounts, batteries, straps, tripods, remote controls and more. In this review, we will take a brief look at the top 10 best GoPro accessories in 2017.
Best GoPro Accessories in 2017
- 10. Victure Floating Handle
- 9. Fantaseal Action Cam Case
- 8. Apeman Selfie Stick
- 7. GoPro Remo Voice Activated Remote
- 6. Kupton GoPro Hero5 Housing Case
- 5. GoPro Rechargeable Battery (Hero5 Black)
- 4. GoPro Dual Battery Charger + Battery (HERO5 Black)
- 3. Zookki Accessories GoPro Hero Kit
- 2. GoPro 3-Way Arm, Grip and Tripod
- 1. GoPro Smart Remote
10. Victure Floating Handle
Using your GoPro in water won’t be an issue with this floating handle. It is made from high-grade foam and is brightly colored in green to make it visible in rough water or in the dark. The 7-inch long floating grip keeps the camera above the water while still offering you a firm and non-slip grip. The pole is attached to a wrist strap to minimize the possibility of you losing the pole and the camera.
Its advantages are that it’s very portable, non-slip, easy to use, and suitable for many uses including swimming, diving, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving among other water-related activities. It’s, however, a bit light also not very long.
9. Fantaseal Action Cam Case
This Fantaseal case measures 13 inches and is made from a strong waterproof material. This prevents water and moisture from ruining your GoPro Hero 3, 4, or 5. Its dual layer offers good protection and lasts for a long time, while the anti-shock material prevents damage via impact or vibration.
It features an ergonomic handle and convenient shoulder belt for easy carrying. It’s loved by many people because of the good protection, large case, shock absorption and waterproof nature. Nonetheless, it’s more costly than other options and the strap is relatively large.
8. Apeman Selfie Stick
This aluminum alloy selfie stick allows you to use your camera from different lengths and angles. It comes with 5 extension poles that give a range of between 21.6 and 71mm. It can be rotated 180 degrees and is also compatible with many tripods in the market. It’s stiff/rigid design minimizes vibration or motion during use and this delivers clear and blur-free photos and videos.
It’s picked by consumers because of its durable, easy to use, can be used with different cameras, and is also waterproof. But, some consumers say it’s a bit light, nor very fancy, and not suitable for heavy-duty use.
7. GoPro Remo Voice Activated Remote
The Remo remote allows you to control your GoPro HERO5 from a distance as far as 10 meters/ 33 feet. It comes in a small and compact size and can easily fit in the pocket. The intelligent device can easily remember and store commands making it easier to operate the next time.
It can serve as a one-button remote control and some of its functions include start, stop, snap photos, capture modes and more. And for peace-of-mind, it comes with voice activation which gives you a hands-free experience and better control. The unit is effective even in noisy environments, easy to use, small and looks great.
6. Kupton GoPro Hero5 Housing Case
Using your GoPro Hero5 in extreme condition such as diving, snorkeling, surfing, and paddle boarding can be safe and friendly when using this housing case. Made from a waterproof and rugged PMMA material, this accessory will protect the LCD screen, Lens, and the camera’s casing.
It can be used in water as deep as 45 meters and still guarantee you of high-quality photos and videos. It’s the people’s choice because of its light weight, good water resistance, and a perfect fit for the GoPro Hero5. However, fitting it without leaving bubbles is a bit challenge, and is not compatible with other cameras apart from the GoPro Hero 5.
5. GoPro Rechargeable Battery (Hero5 Black)
Rated at 1220mAH, this rechargeable lithium-ion battery will boost the power of your GoPro camera. It can serve as a replacement for your aging or worn-out battery as well as a spare battery.
It comes in a small size (measures 1.24 x 1.4 x 0.43 inches) and is also quite light (0.16 pounds). Although it comes in a decent size, compact design and is lightweight, this battery doesn’t last for a long time.
4. GoPro Dual Battery Charger + Battery (HERO5 Black)
This dual battery charger allows you to charge two HERO5 cameras simultaneously. It features a USB charging port, dual LED for indicating the charge status, and comes in a compact size. For fast charging, this accessory features a GoPro Supercharger mode. Also included is a 1220mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery.
Users appreciate this accessory for its portability, good functioning, and speedy charging. However, there are those who find it overpriced while others would have wished if it also worked with other brands or versions other than GoPro HERO5.
3. Zookki Accessories GoPro Hero Kit
This kit by Zookki is designed for the GoPro Hero series including 3, 4, and 5. It consists of a J-Hook buckle for securing your camera on the helmet or other places and a chest belt strap for mounting it on your chest. Also included are a Mono-pod mount for placing the camera on your hand, a tripod mount adapter, bike handlebar holder/mount, car suction cup holder, and wrist strap mount.
All these accessories give you many options, improve the camera’s functionality, and also improve the experience. Complaints that have been brought forth include the screws rusting when exposed to salty water, and the case being a bit small.
2. GoPro 3-Way Arm, Grip and Tripod
This 3-in-1 device gives you full control over your GoPro action camera. It comes with a handy tripod that not only supports but also stabilizes your camera. The extension arm helps you vary the length and angle of use, whereas the grip, which doubles as the handle, provides a firm grip and versatility.
The waterproof gadget measures 8.7 x 8.7 x 2.4 inches and weighs 662.5 pounds. While users love its versatility, user-friendly design, simplicity, and compactness, some find it a bit heavy while others say it’s a bit costly.
1. GoPro Smart Remote
Operating your GoPro camera may at times prove to be a challenge due to the circumstances. For instance, imagine trying to choose a mode or function while in an awkward position or tight spot? Or trying to minimize movement or motion in an extreme activity? This Smart Remote is what you need in such situations. It gives you ultimate control and allows you to choose the desired function from as far as 180meters/ 600 feet.
The remote features On, Off, Shutter mode, tag video, share, edit, quick adjust and much more. It also comes with a user-friendly LCD that mirror’s your camera. It’s a popular pick due to its comfortable straps, easy to use, and quick setup. Unfortunately, the plastic material isn’t very strong and the bottom mount isn’t the best.
The above accessories will make using your GoPro easier, simpler and more convenient. While there may be other options out there, we choose these as the top 10 best GoPro accessories in 2017 based on a number of reasons.
We looked at how easy and simple they were to use, their reliability and stability, their lightness and compactness, affordability and compatibility with GoPro.