Accessories

My hands-on reviews of GoPro accessories, including memory cards, mounts, microphones, batteries & chargers, sticks, housings, and advanced controllers.

Which Accessories Will Work with the GoPro HERO10 Black?

With the GoPro HERO10 Black now out, here's a running list of which accessories will work with the new model.
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GoPro HERO10 Black SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the GoPro HERO10 Black. Here are some practical recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the HERO10's high-bitrate 100Mbps video recording and burst photo modes.
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A Floating Grip, Tripod & Selfie Stick in One

The Nu Grip is a GoPro and action camera accessory that combines 4 key functions in 1: grip, selfie stick, tabletop tripod, and float. I’ve been testing it out, and here’s my take on it.
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Keeping a GoPro HERO9 Black Water Resistant While Using External Power: The 3BR X-PWR-H9 External Power Kit

The 3BR X-PWR-H9 is an accessory to solve the problem of keeping your GoPro water-resistant when connecting external power to your GoPro HERO9 Black. Here’s what it does and how it works.
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Remote for the GoPro HERO10/9/8 Black - The Remote Review

GoPro has a new remote--it's simply called The Remote. It's compatible with the HERO10, HERO9, HERO8, and MAX. Here's what it can do and how it works.
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GoPro HERO9 Black Battery Recommendations

A rundown of the GoPro HERO9 Black batteries, chargers, and compatibility options.
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GoPro HERO9 Black SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the GoPro HERO9 Black. Here are some practical recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate 100Mbps video recording and burst photo modes.
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Dimensions of the GoPro HERO9 Black

Here are some of the dimensions of the new GoPro HERO9 Black in case you're trying to see whether it will fit in an existing accessory.
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Which Accessories Will Work with the GoPro HERO9 Black?

Wondering which accessories will work on the new GoPro HERO9 Black? Here's a running list of what to look for.
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The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip

The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip combines several different options for easily attaching your GoPro to a variety of places on the go.
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GoPro MAX SD Card Recommendations

Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards that will work well in the GoPro MAX.
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GoPro Floaty for HERO8 Black

The GoPro Floaty for the HERO8 Black is a simple, foolproof way to keep your camera afloat. Here's what it is and how it works.
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How to Recover Deleted GoPro Photos & Videos

If your GoPro photos and videos aren’t showing up on your SD card, here are some things to try that might be able to recover them.
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Best SD Card for GoPro Cameras

After extensive use and testing, here are my practical recommendations on the best SD cards for GoPro cameras.
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GoPro Charging Cable Guide

GoPro cameras have used three different USB charging cables. Which type of charging cable you need depends on which camera you're using. Here's a master list.
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GoPro HERO8 Battery Recommendations

I've been trying several options in an effort to find viable replacement batteries for the HERO8 Black. Here's what I've found.
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GoPro HERO8 Black Replacement Side Door that Allows Access to USB-C Port

The new design for the side door of the GoPro HERO8 Black has its flaws, especially if you're trying to use the USB-C port for external power an external microphone. Here's a replacement side door that allows unfettered access to the USB-C port.
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GoPro HERO8 Black SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the HERO8 Black. Here are some recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate video recording and burst photo modes.
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Which Accessories Will Work with the GoPro HERO8 Black?

Wondering which accessories will work on the new GoPro HERO8 Black? Here's a running list of what to look for.
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My Pick for the Best GoPro Trigger Grip

Using a pistol trigger with a GoPro provides a comfortable grip and a more precise way to operate the shutter. Here's a roundup of the best trigger grips I've come across.
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My Pick for Best GoPro Float Pole

If you're taking your GoPro out on the water, sometimes you need something that combines flotation with extended reach. Here are some of the best GoPro float pole options.
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GoPro Tripod Mounts: Types and When to Use

If you’re looking to mount a GoPro on a tripod, here’s a rundown of the various types of tripod conversion adapters that you can get to be able to use any GoPro on any tripod.
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Backscatter Flip7 Underwater Filters for GoPro Cameras

If your underwater photos are coming out blue and with washed-out colors, a good option is to add an underwater filter. There are several approaches; Backscatter's Flip7 is unique and convenient.
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How and When to Use a GoPro Super Suit Dive Housing

The GoPro Super Suit adds extra protection and lets you take your GoPro much deeper than the built-in waterproof protection. Here's when and how to use it.
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Akaso EK7000 and EK7000 Pro SD Card Recommendations

While the Akaso EK7000 and EK7000 Pro aren't the most demanding action cameras on SD card speed requirements, they still need a card that's fast enough. Here are some recommendations.
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DJI Osmo Action SD Card Recommendations

Here are some recommendations for the best SD cards to use with the DJI Osmo Action.
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How to Remove and Replace a DJI Osmo Action's Lens Port Cover

The lens port cover of your DJI Osmo Action might feel like it's not going to come off, but it does. Here's how.
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Tips for Using GoPros In and Around Water

One of the great things about GoPros is that they're fearless around water. Here are some tips for getting better results when shooting in and around the water.
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How to Connect Remotes to the HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session

Here's a detailed guide to connecting the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session cameras with the GoPro Smart Remote and the Remo voice-command remote.
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How to Change the Wifi Band Frequency on a GoPro

Some of the newer GoPro cameras allow you to select either 5Ghz or 2.4Ghz wifi bands. Here's how to do it.
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How to Reset and Find a GoPro's Wifi Password & Network ID

If you're trying to reset your GoPro's wifi password or just look up what it is so you can connect, here are the steps for recent GoPro models.
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How to Control Multiple GoPros with One Remote

Controlling a single GoPro camera remotely is pretty straightforward. The most obvious way to do that is to use the GoPro mobile app. But what if you want to control more than one camera? For that, you'll need to use a dedicated remote. Here's an overview of how it works.
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How to Connect a GoPro Smart Remote or Remo to a HERO6 Black

If you're looking to control your GoPro HERO6 Black with the Smart Remote or Remo, here are some step-by-step guides to pairing the remotes with the camera.
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How to Connect a Remote to the GoPro HERO7 Black

GoPro remote pairing guides for the HERO7 Black with the Smart Remote and Remo.
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GoPro Format SD Card | A How-To Guide

Formatting the GoPro's SD card frees up space. But it also gets the card ready for use and keeps the filesystem healthy and minimizes the risk of errors. Here are the various ways to do it on different GoPro models.
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How to Use the GoPro Wifi Remote with the HERO7 Black & HERO6 Black

If you want to use the older GoPro WiFi Remote with your HERO7 Black or HERO6 Black, you can. But there is a trick to look out for. So here's a quick guide.
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DigiPower Refuel ActionPack Extended Battery for GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, & HERO (2018)

The ReFuel ActionPack is a waterproof extended battery for the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018).
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GoPro SD Card Recommendations for GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, & White

Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get for the GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White action cameras.
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How to Download Files Off a GoPro's Memory Card Without Touching the Camera

There are some shooting situations where you might want to get the files off a GoPro's memory card without touching the camera. Here are some good options.
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How to Charge a GoPro Fusion

While charging GoPro batteries isn't complicated, the specific options vary from camera to camera. Here's a rundown of the charging and battery options for the GoPro Fusion.
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How to Replace the Lens Cover on a GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

A step-by-step guide to removing and replacing the lens cover on the GoPro HERO5 Black for replacing a scratched cover or using a SuperSuit diving housing.
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SD Card Recommendations for the GoPro Fusion

Here are some recommendations for which SD cards to get for the GoPro Fusion 360° camera. And you'll need two of them.
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How to Charge GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session Cameras

A comprehensive guide on how to charge the GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session cameras, including options for USB charging and using an AC or wall charger.
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Which SD Cards to Get for the GoPro HERO (2018)

Here are some SD card recommendations for the GoPro HERO (2018) camera.
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How to Add Polarizer and ND Filters to the GoPros with the PolarPro Venture Filter 3-Pack

If you're looking to add polarizing or ND filters to the GoPro HERO7 cameras, the HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or HERO (2018), PolarPro has a 3-pack kit of snap-on filters specifically for these camera models. Here's my hands-on review.
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Best Extended Batteries for GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

While there aren't a lot of options for external batteries for the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black, there are some. Here are the best options I've come across for powering your GoPro for more than a couple of hours at a time.
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An Extended Battery in a Waterproof Housing for the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black

If you're after an extended battery for the GoPro HERO6 Black or HERO5 Black that's waterproof, the new Oumers Side Power is one of the few options available.
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Powering a GoPro with External Power but Without Internal Battery?

Wondering whether you can run your GoPro with external power without having the internal battery installed? What's known as pass-through power? In many models, yes, you can. Here's a rundown.
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Can You Use 128GB, 256GB, 400GB, 512GB, or 1TB SD Cards in GoPro Cameras?

Wondering if you can use a 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you're using one of these GoPro models and the card is fast enough, you can.
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How to Remotely Control GoPro Cameras

Here's a rundown of which GoPro remote to use when as well as some other options for controlling your GoPro remotely.
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Why Is the Video Being Cropped When Using GoPro's Video Stabilization?

If you're wondering why your image is suddenly cropped when you turn on the video stabilization feature, here's an explanation.
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How Well Does the GoPro HERO6 Black's Stabilization Work?

One of the headline features of the GoPro HERO6 Black is better in-camera video stabilization to smooth out shaky footage. Here are some side-by-side examples to illustrate its effectiveness.
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GoPro HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black Stabilization Compared

The GoPro HERO6 Black promises better results from its in-camera stabilization. So I've been putting it to the test side-by-side with the HERO5 Black.
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GoPro HERO6 Black Stabilization vs Final Cut Pro X vs Premiere Pro CC Warp Stabilizer

The GoPro HERO6 Black has built-in video stabilization. Here are some side-by-side examples of how it compares with the stabilization in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC's War Stabilizer.
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Best SD Cards for the GoPro HERO6 Black

Not every SD card will work well in the new GoPro HERO6 Black with its 4K and fast 1080p video modes. Here are my recommendations.
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How to Charge GoPro Remote Controls

There are three different GoPro-branded remote controls available for their cameras, but they don't all charge the same way or use the same cable.
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How to Charge GoPro Cameras & Batteries

Here's a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you're using.
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Adding a Water Repellent Film to Reduce Water Drops on a GoPro Lens

Ugly water drops on the GoPro lens can really ruin the shot. The XClear Hydrophobic Lens Protectors are designed to solve this problem. Here's my take on how well they work.
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Wasabi Power Extended Battery for the GoPro HER07, HERO6, and HERO5 Black | Review

Wasabi Power has come out with a new extended battery for the GoPro HERO5 Black that they claim gives you up to 4 hours of recording time. I've been putting it to the test.
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Using Dome Ports with GoPros for Over/Under Water Split Photos

If you're looking to get split photos of above and below the water line, a dome port is what you want. Here's a rundown of how they work with GoPros.
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