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Three GoPro accessories cyclists, divers and drone pilots will love

Action sport fans will find chest and underwater mountings for the action camera handy, while a drone mount takes filming to new heights.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 June, 2015, 6:56am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 June, 2015, 11:40pm

DJI Phantom2 GPS

Love them or hate them, drones are here to stay, and these remote-controlled 'copters are bound to appeal to GoPro owners. The DJI Phantom2 GPS (HK$6,119, flycamhk.com) comes with a Zenmuse H3-3D mount that can take a GoPro to new heights. Capturing a different angle can make your GoPro video stand out, though there is a learning curve; practice some simple manoeuvres before attempting to pilot the drone only using the video display on the accompanying smartphone app. After that, creating a great video is all in the editing.

GoPro Chesty Mount

While most extreme sports footage is captured by with a GoPro attached to a helmet , it does produce an elevated angle that can give video a fake look. A more immersive alternative is the GoPro Chesty Mount (HK$329, expansys.com.hk which works like a simple harness for your action cam. Fully adjustable (there's a separate version available for kids), the resulting footage has more arms, legs, handlebars, ski poles and paddles in it. That might seem like a strange advantage, but first-person, fast action sequences seem more real like this. 

 

Octomask

Few GoPro owners can resist the lure of hands-free video underwater and Octomask (HK$1,015, prubuy.hk) is as good an option for scuba divers and free divers as it is for casual snorkellers. Made from super-soft silicone, each Octomask has a built-in three-pronged mount for GoPro's underwater housing (available separately). Although there's only one size, this underwater mask comes in a variety of clear or black colours, and frameless designs.

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