20 Best GoPro Accessories for 2016

Last Updated: January 16, 2016

As we’ve told you many times, no gadget is complete without perfect accessories! You might be able to use it, but its real performance will somewhat be limited! The case is in no way different when we take the case of GoPro cameras — a series of action cameras that are now dubbed as the new-gen way of recording moments.

Yeah, indeed, you can hold a GoPro camera in your hand and capture what you see but that’s not what professionals do. They need some accessories that are useful and productive in the long run. For instance, you can’t live without a proper GoPro arm if you’re into skydiving photography — or the selfie business, for that matter 😉

We do understand that different GoPro users need different GoPro accessories. Unless you are not into professional photography, you won’t need a fully-fledged carrying case for the cam. So, we’ve created a list of top accessories for GoPro cameras you can get. We hope it would help, especially if you’re planning to get some useful add-ons.

Some of the best GoPro accessories

1. GoPro Chesty

GoPro Chesty

If you want to capture real-life adventures of yours, in an impressive manner, GoPro Chesty is a wonderful accessory you’d get. Chesty is actually a chest harness, which can be attached to your body quite easily. In the given space, you can insert your GoPro camera and start shooting. When you are into biking, skydiving or something else, you can put the whole responsibility of safety handling to GoPro Chesty. There are both adult and junior versions available and it is possible to adjust the sizes in both the variants. One thing you can be sure of is that you will get immersive shots & sequences in the long run. It’s compatible with all GoPro cameras except for Digital HERO 5 Wrist Camera. There’s also GoPro Junior Chest Mount for kids and adolescents.

  • Price: $22.99
  • Where to BuyAmazon

2. AmazonBasics Head Strap GoPro Mount

AmazonBasics Head Strap GoPro Mount

In another case, if you want to keep your GoPro on your head and get a Point of View sequence, AmazonBasics Head Strap GoPro Mount is an appropriate solution. This strap mount should work fine with all the versions of GoPro, such as Hero+ LCD and Hero 4 Session. Size of the strap can be adjusted so that it can be just-right with all GoPro helmets you are using. AmazonBasics Head Strap GoPro Mount makes use of nylon straps, polycarbonate buckles and rubber inserts; you can be quite confident about quality and adjustability, for that matter. For instance, you shall be able to stretch the diameter up to 12 inches.

  • Price: $7.49
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

3. PolarPro Aqua Filter 3-Pack

PolarPro Aqua Filter 3-Pack

Often, you would have to prepare underwater GoPro output through colour correction! If you’re ready to purchase PolarPro Aqua Filter 3-Pack, you can get the best sequences right away, from capture. It’s a pack of three filters — Red, Magenta and Snorkel filters. These three filters are useful when you want to capture different kinds of aqua shots. You’re able to use the Magenta Filter for correcting Green Water Colour while the Snorkel Filter is used for shallow water. All filters come with secure pressure fit, thus making safety something worthwhile. PolarPro Aqua Filter 3-Pack is compatible with Hero 4/3 Plus 40m Waterproof housing only (not compatible with Hero3/3 Plus Dive Housing).

  • Price: $49.98
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

4. GoPro Smart Remote

GoPro Smart Remote

It doesn’t matter whether you are using GoPro for professional or personal purposes; GoPro Smart Remote is a must for better photography. Once connected, this remote can be used for controlling your GoPro camera completely. In the remote, there are three buttons and a small screen – the buttons are Capture, Settings and Mode selection. As it comes to the case of range, GoPro Smart Remote has a maximum range of 180m, and you can control up to 50 cams at a time. This remote has a mountable and wearable design. In addition, when compared to the WI-Fi remote, you are going to have 40% better battery backup. It works with HERO 4 cameras only.

  • Price: $64.00
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

5. Wasabi Power Battery & Dual Charger

Wasabi Power Battery & Dual Charger

Wasabi Power Battery & Dual Charger is a perfect choice if you are to capture sequences for a longer time. The pack is a combination of two GoPro-compatible batteries and a charger. The batteries are compatible with GoPro Hero 4 Black and GoPro Hero 4 Silver, and you can replace the original AHDBT-401 battery. Talking of the charger, you shall be able to charge two compatible batteries at a time. Both batteries have a capacity of 1160mAh, which is seemingly satisfactory. When we count in its 3-year warranty, Wasabi Power Battery & Dual Charger is a good deal.

  • Price: $19.99 (You can also choose to buy a single battery for $8.99 or buy triple charger battery+ 3 batteries for $26.49, various packages available.)
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

6. MOTA Wireless Charger for GoPro

MOTA Wireless Charger for GoPro

Are you kind of the person who takes the GoPro suddenly and starts shooting? If so, you can cut down all messy wire stuff using this wireless charger. To charge your GoPro, you just have to keep it on top of that charger and turn on its button. There is also a spare slot, where you can charge a spare GoPro battery of yours; LED indicators of this MOTA Wireless Charger for GoPro are useful for knowing the status. It’s a power bank, of 7500mAh capacity and its water-resistant body makes things simpler. It works with HERO3, HERO3+ AND HERO4 up to 3X.

  • Price: $139.99
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

7. AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro

AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro

This is the small version of AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro, which is a good accessory for professionals. It has enough space for storing your GoPro and common accessories. There is dedicated space for storing your GoPro Hero 1, 2, 3, 3+ or 4 cameras safely, memory card storage space, power plug, smart remote control, LCD and housing. All these are protected using a foam interior. On top part of the bag, there’s a zipper-based space, where you can store miscellaneous accessories such as cables, USBs etc. Other features include carry handle, precise cut-lots etc. We will say it’s affordable and convenient to use. However, if you prefer a bigger bag with extra storage space, you need to check out CamKix Carrying Case.

  • Price: $12.49
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

8. Knog Action Video Light for GoPro

Knog Action Video Light for GoPro

When you capture shots during night or low-light scenarios, it’s good to get an additional light for your GoPro. This is compatible with not only your GoPro but also with DSLRs. It comes with three Cree LEDs that have a capacity of 400 lumens, and the waterproof nature makes everything awesome. Knog Action Video Light for GoPro has a rechargeable battery, which offers a backup time of 4.3 hours. You have six setting modes that you can choose according to the shooting scenario. The product comes with a double mount — one for light and another one for camera.

  • Price: $99.85
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

9. Octomask Dive Mask for Scuba Diving

Octomask Dive Mask for Scuba Diving

Do you want to record the awesome experience of scuba diving with your GoPro? Then, Octomask Dive Mask for Scuba Diving is a must-have accessory for you. Once you have attached your GoPro — the mask works fine with any GoPro model —, you can wear the dive mask and start your adventures. The installation is easier, thanks to its strong thumbscrew made of Aluminum. It has got some nice reviews as well. Octomask Dive Mask for Scuba Diving comes with a Silicone-made skirt for best fit. It is compatible with new GoPro session and GooPro Hero 4, in addition to all other previous models.

  • Price: $79.99
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

10. GoPro The Tool

GoPro The Tool

If you are using a mount or tripod with your GoPro, you have the burden of tightening the thumbscrews; otherwise, it might go wrong. This handy tool can help you to tighten the tools in an easier manner. It doesn’t matter whether you’re trembling with the cold or too suffocated, you can get GoPro The Tool for help. And bonus feature has it that it can be used as a bottle opener as well. It doesn’t cost much either. It’s quite useful for professionals, we do bet.

  • Price: $4.49
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

11. SanDisk Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC Memory Card

SanDisk Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC Memory Card

SanDisk Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC Memory Card isn’t a dedicated GoPro accessory. However, it’s an accessory you will love to have for your GoPro, given that you capture a lot of videos. It’s a Class 10 Micro SDHC card, which offers read speed of up to 48MB per second. The package comes with an SD Adaptor, in case if you wanted to connect to your PC SD card slot. By the way, if you want more storage, you can check out the 64GB variant of the same SDHC card. This card, however, is available for an affordable price.

  • Price: $13.24
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

12. GoPro 3-Way

GoPro 3-Way

GoPro 3-Way is a multipurpose accessory for your GoPro, an official accessory from GoPro too. So, this can be used as a grip, extension arm and tripod according to your requirement. In short — you buy one accessory and get sort of three. For instance, if you detach the handle, GoPro 3-Way can be a good extension arm for your GoPro arm, letting you take wider pictures. Similarly, as we come to the case of handle, there’s a tripod, which can be taken out and used, to get the best outputs. GoPro 3-Way is completely waterproof, and works fine with your GoPro housing and all. For the price you pay, it does the job, very well.

  • Price: $48.88
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

13. eCost Flexible Tripod for GoPro

eCost Flexible Tripod for GoPro

Here’s a fully-fledged tripod for your GoPro camera, with better flexibility and an attractive design. As name says, its length is 12 inches, and the design can be altered according to the need — if you want a curvy one, you can get that, and if you need it to be erect, you get that too. The package comes with GoPro tripod mount, making it easier to get the cam connected, and the included cleaning cloth is also good. Talking of compatibility, eCost Flexible Tripod for GoPro is said to be compatible with GoPro 1, 2, 3, 3+, 4, GoPro Hero Silver, GoPro Silver Black etc. If for nothing else, you should choose it for the flexibility.

  • Price: $12.95
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

14. GoPole Floating Extension Pole for GoPro

GoPole Floating Extension Pole for GoPro

Here we have GoPole Floating Extension Pole for GoPro, which can be used as a stunning selfie stick as well! Length of this pole can be adjusted from 14 inches to 24 inches, depending upon nature of your shots. The two-stage body is lightweight though. Since this accessory has been made for GoPro, you don’t need any adaptors of any kind to get your camera connected to the extension pole. Other noticeable features of GoPole Floating Extension Pole for GoPro include the dedicated slot for keeping the GoPro remote and wrist strap attachment. At the same time, its Hi-Torque thumbscrew ensures best safety.

  • Price: $29.99
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

15. GoPro Floaty Backdoor

GoPro Floaty Backdoor

Your GoPro don’t float on water, normally. However, if you purchase GoPro Floaty Backdoor, you can make it float. Once you have connected this accessory to your GoPro camera, you don’t have to worry a bit about losing the cam. The package comes with a float backdoor, standard backdoors, adhesive anchors as well as camera tethers. In short, you are going to have an easier installation process. It’s best-suited when you’re engaging in deep-water adventure stuff such as surfing and snorkeling. It works fine with HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver, HERO3+, HERO3 etc. And the price isn’t that high.

  • Price: $20.99
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

16. Quik Pod SPORT GoPro Stick

Quik Pod SPORT GoPro Stick

If you’re looking for a good extension pole cum selfie stick for your GoPro camera, Quik Pod SPORT GoPro Stick does seem to be an awesome option, especially given the pricing. The black-colored stick is quite lightweight — the weight is just 7.3 ounces — and the length is adjustable up to 39 inches, which is quite satisfactory for the selfie purposes. Quik Pod SPORT GoPro Stick is resistant to salt water and is best-suited for adventures such as surfing and hiking. Most customers have a good opinion about the pole, though it doesn’t boast about much features.

  • Price: $59.95
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

17. Prories Monopod Selfie Stick for GoPro

Prories Monopod Selfie Stick for GoPro

Although not specifically made for GoPro, Prories Monopod Selfie Stick can work fine with your GoPro camera, given that you want to take awesome selfie shots in a convenient manner. The stick comes with a handheld design and the length can be changed between 12 inches to 39 inches — the length matters, you know. Talking of compatibility, it is said to work fine with GoPro Session, GoPro Hero 4, 3+, 2, etc. And, as we said, you can connect it to other kinds of devices as well, such as your DSLR, Android/iOS smartphone, etc. For the price you pay, you’re getting a really productive and feature-rich gadget.

  • Price: $26.97
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

If you’re looking for more selfie sticks to use with your GoPro cameras, you can check out post about best selfie sticks for GoPro.

18. GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp Mount

GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp Mount

If you want a quite useful mounting accessory for your GoPro, GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp Mount is a good deal. When it is time for an adventure and you want to get assured of safety, GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp Mount will help you do that. It is possible to connect your GoPro to the accessory directly and you can clamp it to any object, whose diameter is 0.6cm to 5cm. Other options of GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp Mount include the optical neck adjustments, one-year warranty, quickly releasable bases etc. Of course, the accessory fits with all variants of GoPro cameras. If you plan a movie like Taxi, this would help 😉

  • Price: $30
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

19. GoPole Scenelapse 360-Degree Time-Lapse Device for GoPro

GoPole Scenelapse 360-Degree Time-Lapse Device for GoPro

Are you interested in time-lapse captures? Do you want the same GoPro quality for those shots? If you have YES for both the questions, GoPole Scenelapse 360-Degree Time-Lapse Device for GoPro is a good accessory you would love to have. The device can spin up to maximum of 360 degrees in a time-period of sixty minutes. You just have to get your GoPro connected to this product, set the time-lapse period — rest will be taken care of the device and you will get the best panoramic shots in the end. GoPole Scenelapse 360-Degree Time-Lapse Device for GoPro is compatible with all GoPro Hero Cameras.

  • Price: $34.97
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

20. DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro

DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro

One of the notable changes that ultra-portable cameras like GoPro brought was the rise of Drone-based capturing, in addition to new video concepts. If you are planning to get some aerial shots using your GoPro, you should get this DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro, which is quite reasonable. If you know the basics of how to fly a drone, getting things ready is fine. You just add to need four AA batteries to get the drone flying. You might miss Wi-Fi streaming capability, but other features of GoPro will work fine, even when it’s inside the drone. Noticeable features of DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro include accurate GPS technology, maximum speed of 22 miles per hour and the dedicated autopilot technology. It’s a good GoPro accessory if you know how to use it. By the way, if you need a really inexpensive drone for GoPro, you should check this one.

  • Price: $609
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

SEE ALSO: 9 Best Entry Level DSLR Cameras of 2016

So, we have listed twenty awesome accessories we have found for GoPro cameras of yours. Of course, some of the accessories offer limited compatibility while others are completely compatible. In any case, for a professional GoPro user, all these accessories would be useful, in one way or another.

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