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5 Essential Accessories For Your GoPro Hero 5

June 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Here are my 5 top GoPro Hero5 accessories to own. The 5 generation of action camera has continued to deliver improved resolution and usability. This new design does not need a case to be waterproof. If you take it past a 30 foot depth it is highly recommended however. Lots of us like to use these devices to film ourselves or friends doing water sports such as wakeboarding, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling etc. So these recommendations are geared mostly toward water sports.

 

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1: The Bodhi Floaty Case for GoPro Hero 5

So the fact that it is bright orange is pretty cool. I mean i love the black grey of the new HERO5 but sometimes its nice to be able to spot your camera if you leave it out. Its going to be hard to miss it with this case on. This also will add a bit of extra protection as a bumper since the new GoPro does not have a case. Last but not least, it helps keep your HERO5 afloat if you lose it in the water. That is very important cause you do not wanna lose that sick footage you just shot.

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2: Mouth Mount for GoPro Hero 5

When I had the opportunity to film with Austin Keen recently, GoPro had sent him a Hero5 and he picked up a Mouth Mount. It was a moment of "Why didn't I think of that!?" Its a genius way to hold your GoPro in certain situations. In Austin's case, its another angle to capture his insane skim boarding and wakesurfing skills. This adds another element of realism from his perspective. Since your head does a pretty good job of keeping things steady the footage is normally pretty stable. Pick up one for yourself and create something fresh!

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3: The Handler (Floating Handgrip for GoPro Hero 5

This thing is really simple yet amazing. A GoPro action camera is pretty small, so if you're not going to use a mount it is a real nice way to hold it. Perfect for single person use If you don't need a long extension pole for a group selfie. This short stubby handle is the ideal size to toss into your camera bag. Plus, its waterproof and will help your camera stay afloat if you lose grasp of it in the water. Pair this up with #1 on the list and you'll have a highly visible GoPro so you can retrieve it when it happens to get away from you. I like to keep that strap around my wrist just in case. Thats just me though being paranoid.

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4: Smatree 3Pcs Long Aluminum Thumbscrews for GoPro Sessions, Hero5 1,2,3, 3+,4

Nothing is worse than fighting with your gear. Ive had times where its hard to tighten or stuff is just falling out and it won't stay in place. Thats why I picked up a set of these long and durable thumbscrews. These will replace the stubborn plastic ones that come with your cameras accessory mounts. Thank me later. 

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5: Replacement Battery for GoPro HERO5 Black

Last but not least, extra batteries always come in handy. Charge them up and have enough for your adventures. You don't want to miss any of your cool trip so get a few to last the day. You can burn through them rather quickly depending on your settings. If you need WiFi on, that alone can eat up the power fairly quickly. I normally have at least 3 spares charged and ready to go. Get yours from the link above or below.

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Watch for the mouth mount in action near the end of this video!

Update:

The GoPro Hero 6 is out now. Buy yours here with free 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime members. Buy the GoPro Hero 6

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