Accessories

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

  • Accessories

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. Read More

October 19, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

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.… Read More

October 15, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

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… Read More

October 6, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

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… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Filters

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

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.… Read More

October 2, 2019
  • Memory Cards

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… Read More

July 11, 2019
  • Memory Cards

DJI Osmo Action SD Card Recommendations

Here are some recommendations for the best SD cards to use with the DJI Osmo Action. Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Filters
  • Troubleshooting

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… Read More

June 20, 2019
  • Accessories
  • Tips

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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Remote Control

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Remote Control
  • Tips

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… Read More

March 20, 2019
  • Remote Control
  • Tips

How to Reset and Find a GoPro’s Wifi Password and Network ID

If you're trying to reset your GoPro's wifi password or just look up what it is so you can connect,… Read More

March 20, 2019
  • Remote Control

How to Control Multiple GoPros with a Single Remote

Controlling a single GoPro camera remotely is pretty straightforward. The most obvious way to do that is to use the… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Remote Control

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… Read More

February 21, 2019
  • Remote Control

How to Connect a Remote to the GoPro HERO7 Black

GoPro remote pairing guides for the HERO7 Black with the Smart Remote and Remo. Read More

February 21, 2019
  • Memory Cards

How to Format an SD Card for GoPro

Formating the GoPro's SD card gets the card ready for use and keeps the filesystem healthy and minimizes the risk… Read More

February 3, 2019
  • Remote Control

How to Use the GoPro Wifi Remote with the HERO7 Black and HERO6 Black

If you want to use the older GoPro WiFi Remote with your HERO7 Black or HERO6 Black, you can. But… Read More

January 22, 2019
  • Accessories

DigiPower Refuel ActionPack Extended Battery for GoPro Cameras

The ReFuel ActionPack is a waterproof extended battery for the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018). Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Memory Cards

GoPro SD Card Recommendations for the 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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Memory Cards
  • Tips

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… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

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… Read More

October 15, 2018
  • Housings & Cases
  • Tips

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… Read More

June 27, 2019
  • Memory Cards

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… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Memory Cards

Which SD Cards to Get for the GoPro HERO (2018)

Here are some SD card recommendations for the GoPro HERO (2018) camera. Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Filters

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

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… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

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… Read More

January 22, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

Can You Run a GoPro HERO6 or HERO7 Black with External Power but Without an Internal Battery?

Wondering whether you can run the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black with external power without having the internal battery… Read More

February 21, 2019
  • Memory Cards

Can I Use 128GB, 256GB, 400GB, or 512GB Cards in GoPro Cameras?

Wondering if you can use a 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you're using… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Remote Control

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… Read More

September 6, 2019
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

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 stabilization feature, here's why it happens. Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

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.… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

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… Read More

February 21, 2019
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Memory Cards

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… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Accessories
  • Batteries & Charging

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… Read More

September 6, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

How to Charge GoPro Cameras and Batteries

Here's a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you're using. Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Accessories

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

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… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

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… Read More

November 15, 2018
  • Batteries & Charging

NiteCore UGP5 Charger for GoPro HERO5 Black Batteries

NiteCore is releasing a new charger for GoPro HERO5 Black batteries. It adds a few little nice tweaks to make… Read More

July 30, 2019
  • Memory Cards
  • Tips

How to Format SD Cards in a GoPro

It's always a good idea to format the SD card in the camera. Here's a rundown of how to do… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging
  • Mounts & Grips

Hands-on Review of the Wasabi Power Clutch for GoPro Cameras

The Wasabi Power Hand Grip is an external USB battery and hand grip in one. It's a convenient way to… Read More

July 2, 2018
  • Sound

New Waterproof Sennheiser Microphone for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver

Sennheiser has released a new microphone for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver, the MKE 2 Elements. It attaches directly… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging
  • Troubleshooting

A Troubleshooting Checklist if your GoPro’s Battery is Draining even when the Camera is Switched Off

If you find that your GoPro's battery is draining quickly even when the camera is switched off, here's a troubleshooting… Read More

October 5, 2017
  • Batteries & Charging

New Third-Party Batteries for the GoPro HERO5 Black

With a recent firmware update, GoPro killed compatibility with third-party batteries. Wasabi Power are out with a new version of… Read More

September 30, 2017
  • Accessories

Arca-Style Quick Release Plates for GoPro Cameras

There are advantages to using an Arca-style quick release plate with a GoPro, and yes, such plates do in fact… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Filters

PolarPro’s Neutral Density, Polarizer, and Macro Filters for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver

If you're looking to add a neutral density, polarizer, or macro filter to your GoPro HERO4 Black or Silver, PolarPro… Read More

July 2, 2018
  • Batteries & Charging

Batteries and Chargers for the GoPro HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

GoPros have never had particularly good battery life. So having spare batteries on hand, along with an external charger, can… Read More

October 4, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

GoPro Sticks with a Difference

If you're looking for something a bit out of the ordinary run-of-the-mill GoPro stick, here are some that offer something… Read More

October 16, 2018
  • Memory Cards

GoPro SD Card Recommendations for the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session

Which microSD memory cards work best with the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session? Here are some practical recommendations. Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Accessories

Which GoPro HERO4 Accessories Will Work with the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black?

Wondering which of your HERO4 accessories will work on the new GoPro HERO5 Black? Here's a rundown of what will… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

Types of GoPro HERO4 Silver & Black Housings and Their Best Uses

Trying to work out which type of GoPro housing is best for what you want to use it for? Here's… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

GoPro Stabilizer Review: GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal

The GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal smoothes out the jerkiness that comes naturally with handheld video footage shot with GoPro cameras. Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

Joby Action Series GoPro Mounts

Joby has some new action camera mounts. I've been testing out the suction cup and clamp with the new locking… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

GoCase H4 Compact Case for GoPro HERO4 Silver and Black

There are a lot of GoPro cases available. GoCase is shooting for the premium end of the market. Here's my… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

Brunton All Day 2.0 Extended Waterproof Battery for GoPro HERO 4 | Hands-on Review

Battery life is a weak point of GoPros. The new Brunton All Day battery pack for the GoPro HERO4 series… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips
  • Timelapse

How to Add Panning and Rotation to GoPro Time Lapse Captures

Motion can make time lapse more compelling. Here's a roundup of some of the better options for adding panning and… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

GoPro Swaddle Case

GoPros are tough little things. They end up in places that no camera should go. But even GoPros can do… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

A Rugged Battery for Charging GoPros While Traveling

The Unifun 10400mAh USB External Travel Battery is built to withstand bumps and dust and be water resistant, making it… Read More

May 23, 2017
  • Sound

External Microphones for the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, HERO5, and HERO4

If you're looking to improve the sound quality of your GoPro videos, using an external mic will make a big… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

NiteCore Dual Charger for GoPro HERO4 and HERO3 Batteries

Nitecore's chargers for GoPro HERO4 or HERO3/3+ batteries can charge two batteries directly and a third indirectly. It also has… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Accessories

Gekkopod for GoPro, iPhone, and Compact Cameras

The Gekkopod is a new product that's designed as a go-anywhere, attach-to-just-about-anything mount for GoPros, smartphones, and compact cameras. Read More

November 24, 2017
  • Memory Cards

Recommended Memory Cards for the GoPro HERO (2014)

Not every memory card will work or work well in a GoPro HERO (2014 model). Here are some recommendations for… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

Best GoPro Cases

A roundup of some of the best GoPro cases out there. Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

GoPro HERO 4 Battery & Charger Options

Here's a roundup of some options for spare batteries and battery chargers for the GoPro HERO 4 Silver and Black… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

Spring Clamp with Flexible Gooseneck for GoPro Cameras

While GoPro's Jaws clamp works well in many situations, there are times a broader spring-loaded clamp comes in handy in… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Memory Cards

Recommended Memory Cards for the GoPro HERO4 Black & Silver

Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver. Not every microSD card you… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Housings & Cases

Moonshuttle Standard Frame for GoPro HERO3+

If you need to run your GoPro with external power or to access the memory card easily, a minimalist frame… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Batteries & Charging

GoPro HERO 3 Battery Recommendations for the HERO 3 Silver & Black & HERO 3+ Black

Here are some of the best options for replacement and extra batteries for the GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+ Black, along… Read More

July 29, 2019
  • Memory Cards

Recommended SD Cards for the GoPro HERO 3 Black & HERO 3+ Black

Not every memory card will work well in the GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+ Black editions. They need ones with fast… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips

Suction Cup Mounts for GoPro Cameras

If you're looking to mount your GoPro to a flat surface like a car windscreen, surfboard, jet ski, or kayak,… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Filters

How to Add GoPro HERO 4 Filters and HERO 3+ Filters

Review of the Fotodiox Pro WonderPana Go H3+ Standard Kit for installing a polarizer filter or neutral density filter to… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Filters

How to Add a Polarized Lens Filter to a GoPro HERO 3

Using a polarized lens filter on a GoPro HERO 3 can reduce glare and saturate colors. They work especially well… Read More

July 27, 2019