Unusually Useful GoPro Accessories

Unusually Useful GoPro Accessories

The GoPole Scenelapse is a nifty little accessory, making the production of time lapses extraordinarily simple. Set the timer for up to an hour and you’ll come away with a beautiful, stationary time-lapse. Or, to add another dimension to footage, enable 360° panning to prompt the device to rotate whilst filming. The Scenelapse has a built-in tripod connection to ensure that all shots are perfectly smooth and level; this connection will work with all GoPro-capable tripods. To top it off, the price clocks in at a reasonable £24.99.

Unassuming as it may be, the GoPro Floaty Backdoor is a device-saving utility product. The bulky fitting gives the camera a much needed means of flotation, and the bright orange colour makes it easy to spot if it somehow gets away from you. Attach the Floaty Backdoor directly to the standard housing backdoor and, essentially, you’ve fitted the GoPro with its own life jacket. Purchase of this item includes some fun freebies: a camera tether, a spare backdoor for the HERO5 Black, and a spare backdoor for HERO4 and earlier housings. The price for peace of mind? A mere £16.99.

For anyone intent on gathering massive amounts of footage, the right mount is imperative. Video content is that much better when camera work is high-quality and uncomplicated. Moving seamlessly from car to countertop, the GoPro Suction Cup Mount is the last word in versatility. The official mount, £30, comes with two bases – a standard three-prong thumbscrew connector and a quick release. As long as the suction cup is attached to a clean surface the mount will not detach, making it ideal for filming from cars, motorcycles, boats and planes.

Hard-hitting videographers will enjoy testing the limits of the industrial-strength suction, which boasts a holding strength up to 150 mph. Though the company advises against using it for impact activities, theoretically the mount can be attached to any non-porous surface. With adjustable arms that allow the camera to be aimed at various angles, it will be hard to resist slapping the device onto a snowboard or ski.