With the release of the GoPro 7, you’ll probably need recommendations for the best GoPro accessories! GoPro is a beloved brand among fans for its incredible versatility and its accessories will allow you to maximise your recording experience by letting you record quality videos regardless of lighting or location.
Thus, considering the sheer variety of GoPro accessories, purchasing a GoPro is just the first step for many owners. To get the most out of your GoPro, you’ll definitely need the right accessories for an optimal recording experience. For this list, we have YouTuber AcidR to introduce us to the diverse world of GoPro accessories and the essentials for recording YouTube videos! Here are his top 10 best GoPro accessories you’ll need if you’ve ever had dreams of becoming a YouTuber.
1. Case And Floaty
The Case and Floaty is one of the best GoPro accessories for water sports enthusiasts! On our last outing to the beach, our GoPro 7 got washed away by the current. Thankfully, the floating block prevented it from sinking to the bottom of the sea!
Installation is easy! Simply attach the protective case and stick on the floating block so you can surf without worries. (While the GoPro itself is waterproof, you’ll find that a case is necessary since it gives you a spot to stick the block on and protects the GoPro from any harm)
2. Backpack Clip
Backpack clips have gradually become one of the best GoPro accessories as many people love traveling light these days. Using this helps to keep your hands free as you conveniently record your surroundings! When the situation arises, you can simply unclip the GoPro and swap into selfie mode.
If you need a steady base, you can even place the backpack clip on a flat surface to act as a tripod. Talk about being versatile!
3. Chesty (Chest Harness)
During our previous go-kart riding video, our driver was using Chesty to hold the GoPro 7 in place. While you could use clip-on and adhesive type accessories, they would not prevent the GoPro from violently rumbling or accidentally dislodging while go-karting. As a proper chest harness, Chesty is one of the best GoPro accessories for recording stable videos, letting you record away without worry!
4. Selfie Stick
Made out of carbon fibre, this incredibly long selfie stick we got resembled Monkey King’s staff as it was able to extend till 270cm. The selfie stick’s massive length makes it impossible for you to miss an angle and makes it one of the best GoPro accessories when you’re touring with friends!
5. Head Mount
Among all our accessory recommendations, the head mount is one of the best GoPro accessories for getting a recording of your field of vision since it’s positioned the closest to your eyes.
This accessory also gets bonus points for letting people know you’re about to do something extra cool! While it might look strange putting on the head mount, you can easily conceal it by putting on a hat.
6. Gooseneck Mount
Unlike the backpack clip, the gooseneck mount provides extra flexibility as it can be stretched up to 6cm wide! While it might seem that there are plenty of hose joints, its horizontal bending is limited to 90 degrees.
7. Neck Strap
Unlike clip or lock-type accessories that require you to lug around a carrier, these neck straps free users from such restrictions! By hanging your GoPro by your neck, you can easily record hands-free, first person perspective videos.
8. Joby Suction Cup And Locking Arm
Joby is a foreign brand that’s renowned for their camera tripod accessories! They’re the same company that makes the popular GorillaPods used by YouTubers to capture quality selfies. Therefore, it’s no surprise the Joby suction cup makes our list of best GoPro accessories! You’ll be absolutely impressed by the premium build as it can easily rotate up to 720 degrees! Additionally, its powerful suction strength makes it perfect for in-vehicle usage.
Shorty further builds upon the GoPro’s strengths by being one of the best GoPro accessories in terms of versatility and portability. Its length can vary from 11.7cm to 22.7cm, making it ideal for pocket storage.
Other than a selfie stick, the Shorty also doubles as a tripod for when you wish to capture time-lapse photos!
10. Charger And Spare Batteries
When we first bought our GoPro, we discovered there was only one original battery in the box. There wasn’t even a proper charger as there was just a wire inside. Thus, it’s crucial for new GoPro owners to prepare spare batteries and chargers as you’ll need two batteries at the very least for your GoPro to survive a full day.
We found the charger exceptionally useful as it was capable of charging two batteries at once. Simply charge them before going to bed and you’ll have full batteries by the next morning!
As prices for original batteries can be rather high, you might be tempted to buy substitute brands to save on cost. We discourage against that as you’ll be gambling with your safety. Ultimately, while it’s up to personal preference, we’d definitely recommend not taking the risk and buying original batteries instead.
While it’s still fresh on the market, why not take the chance to buy a GoPro 7 to enjoy the free bundled accessories that Shopee provides! After which, you can use our recommendations for the best GoPro accessories to fit your GoPro needs.
If you’re the kind that loves buying the latest gadgets, you’ll definitely want to check out our beginner’s guide to drones in Singapore so you can decide for yourself if it suits your needs! Alternatively, if you prefer trying something new indoors, check out the best virtual reality headsets for a completely immersive experience.
This post was originally published by Vinny on Shopee Taiwan Blog.