5 cool GoPro accessories

GoPro cameras have taken the action sports world by storm—and rightfully so. A high-quality camera packed into a small, waterproof package has spurred a POV craze that sees no end in sight. While the camera is good to go right out of the packaging, with a few accessories you'll be well on your way to Instagram infamy and shooting like a pro. Here are five GoPro accessories that are worth checking out …

GoPro accessories

The Pro Standard grill mount will increase your Instagram clout in no time.

Pro Standard grill mount
Want to be the next Koa Smith and nail the best GoPro barrel shot ever? If so, you're going to need to hold the camera in your mouth while you paddle for a wave. Instead of jerry rigging something to bite onto, check out the "grill mount" from Pro Standard. Engineered with the input of dentists and surfers, the Grill Mount allows you to chomp down on the mount and still be able to breathe—which is kind of important when paddling for a bombing set wave at Skeleton Bay. The grill mount can also be used as a tripod, and when needed can be folded up into pocket-friendly size ("Brah! No filming here!"). MSRP: $29.95/prostandard.com

5 cool GoPro accessories

5 cool GoPro accessories: POV Dive Buoy from SP Gadgets

POV Dive Buoy from SP Gadgets
There are a ton of great handles and mounts for GoPros, but what makes the POV Dive Buoy unique is that you can add water to the hollowed out handle to give it neutral buoyancy (good for diving) or leave it as is, which makes for a floating handle. Another cool aspect of the POV Dive Buoy is that when you let it go, the handle floats upright, with the bright orange being easily spotted in the surf should you lose it. Looking to partake in a little extracurricular activity in the kelp beds? The watertight makes for a great stash spot! MSRP: $39/sp-gadgets.com

5 cool GoPro accessories

5 cool GoPro accessories: KNEKT GP3+ trigger

KNEKT GP3+ trigger
I've been trying to shoot in the photo burst mode on my GoPro lately, but my clumsy fingers are always getting in the way, and it's proven hard to push the button while six feet of wave is folding over you. I've resorted to filming in video mode, then taking a screen shot of the desired moment. It works, but the photos are low-res. The slick-looking KNEKT GP3+ contraption makes it so you can set your GoPro to photo burst mode and fire away without having to push the button on top of the camera. Your Instagram friends will love the high-resolution photos as opposed to grainy screen shots. MSRP: $149.99/knektusa.com

GoPro accessories

5 cool GoPro accessories: GoPro Fetch harness

GoPro Fetch harness
Follow the antics of man's best friend with the new GoPro Fetch mount. Whether you're documenting Fido's daily cat chase or his run in with the skunk that lives in the alley, hilarity is guaranteed to ensue when reviewing the Fetch footage. Heck, I don't even like dogs, but this may warrant a change of heart. MSRP: $59.99/shop.gopro.com

GoPro accessories

5 cool GoPro accessories: GoPro Red dive filter

GoPro Red dive filter
I was on a dive trip with Dave Wassel years ago and he had one of these filters that snaps onto the front of your GoPro. His footage was great—mine, not so much. At shallow depths, the footage comes out with a red tint, but dive a little deeper (Wassel was descending 90 feet), and the filter color corrects and allows a broader light spectrum to reach the camera sensor. The result is nice and bright despite the lack of light in the depths. A great product to use when spearfishing or scuba diving. MSRP: $69.99/shop.gopro.com

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