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One of the best features of a GoPro is its portability and its functionality as a still camera and video camera is off the charts.
But if you want to extract every ounce of potential out of your GoPro, you need to add a few accessories to your GoPro kit.
This list offers a look at some of the best GoPro accessories you can get your hands on in 2019.
Best GoPro Accessories - Spare Batteries
When you're out adventuring and filming for hours on end, the batteries in your GoPro drain rather quickly.
Thus the need for a spare battery...
Actually, pick up a couple of spare batteries so you're never without juice!
Best GoPro Accessories - HandlePod 3-Axis Action Cam Mount
The great thing about the HandlePod 3-Axis Action Cam Mount is that you can use it in a variety of ways, depending on what the situation calls for.
It's a fantastic grip for shooting handheld video, but it also deploys as a stand to act like a mini tripod (as shown above). It even comes with an elastic cord for lashing it to objects like trees or fenceposts.
So whether you're indoors or out, stationary or on the move, the HandlePod can help you get steady and stable video with your GoPro.
Best GoPro Accessories - Litra Torch LitraPro
One of the keys to making great videos is having great lighting, and when it comes to that, look no further than the Litra Torch LitraPro.
This little guy has 60 LEDs that put out 1200 lumens of light. Not only that, but the light is bi-color and adjustable from 3000 to 6000 Kelvin.
It's only 2.75 x 2 x 1.2 inches and weighs just 6 ounces, too, so it's a perfect accessory for a GoPro!
Best GoPro Accessories - RODE VideoMicro
Alongside great lighting, you need great audio to really make your GoPro videos shine.
There's no better accessory to do that than the RODE VideoMicro.
This tiny shotgun mic is compact and lightweight, yet the quality of the audio it records is clear and crisp. Often, when you're out shooting, there's a ton of peripheral noise, but with this little gadget's directional mic, you'll get the focused audio you want from your primary subject.
Top GoPro Accessories - GoPro Adventure Kit
This kit has everything you need for taking your GoPro on land, in the air, or on the water.
There's a floating handgrip, a head strap, and a quick clip for attaching it to a hat.
What more could you want from an action cam accessory?!
Best GoPro Accessories - GoPro Suction Cup Mount
Having a suction cup allows you to place your GoPro on all sorts of surfaces, like your car or boat.
This thing is industrial-strength, too, with the ability to remain mounted at speeds up to 150 mph.
The adjustable arm allows for compact mounting and the quick release base means you can easily remove it, too.
Best GoPro Accessories - GoPro Floating Hand Grip
If you plan to spend any time in the water with your GoPro, a floating hand grip like the one shown above is a must-have.
Not only does it give you a solid grip on your GoPro, but its quick-release base makes switching between mounts super easy and fast, too.
The bright orange end of the handle makes for spotting it on the surface of the water an easy task as well.
Best GoPro Accessories - GoPro Pro 3.5mm Microphone Adapter
A downer about the GoPro is that you have to have one of these adapters if you want to use an external mic.
And as I mentioned earlier, you need an external mic to get good audio.
So, this is a must-have accessory not because it's especially cool, but you really can't create videos with epic sound without one!
BEST GOPRO ACCESSORIES - GOPRO DUAL BATTERY CHARGER
Having a spare battery isn't good enough. Instead, you need a quick charger so you can keep your batteries charged up and ready to rock.
This unit allows you to charge two batteries at once, and gives you charging options via a USB port or a GoPro Supercharger
Best GoPro Accessories - Ulanzi V2 Vlog Protective Housing Case
This case is a must for having a microphone with your GoPro.
Not only does this case have a cold-shoe mount for the mic, but it also has a spot to hold the 3.5mm microphone adapter nicely tucked directly beneath the GoPro.
This rig is compatible with GoPro HERO 7, 6, and 5, and you can mount the case in a number of different ways, from your bike helmet to a chest belt to a monopod or selfie stick.
It's lightweight, portable, and fits the GoPro like a glove, so you don't have to worry about a clunky case getting in the way of your fun.
Best GoPro Accessories - Samsung 128GB EVO UHS-I MicroSDXC Memory Card
A fast memory card is a must for shooting GoPro videos, and the Samsung 128GB EVO UHS-I certainly doesn't disappoint.
It's got plenty of storage, that's for sure, and with lightning-fast read/write speeds of up to 100MB/s, you won't have to sit around and wait for it to do its thing.
In fact, it'll transfer a 3GB video to your computer in 38 seconds. Nice!
This card is also waterproof, temperature resistant, X-ray proof, and has a 10-year warranty. Not bad, right?
Best GoPro Accessories - GoPro Chesty Mount
When you're hiking, biking, or otherwise need your hands free, a GoPro chesty mount is the way to get awesome footage.
This mount is made of lightweight and breathable fabric, so it won't bog you down or make you sweat as you adventure around.
There's a quick-release buckle for easy on and off, and with an adjustable strap, it can accommodate just about any body type.
Best Accessories for GoPro - GoPro Fetch
For those of you that adventure with your dog, a GoPro Fetch is certainly one of the best accessories money can buy.
With options to mount on your dog's back or chest, you can get footage from a dog's point of view that adds unique flair to your videos.
It's comfortable, won't inhibit Fido's ability to move, and is machine washable.
Best GoPro Accessories - GoPro Smart Remote
Though a variety of GoPros can be controlled with your phone, your phone isn't exactly built for the rough-and-tumble adventure lifestyle.
Instead, if you want a remote that's wearable, rugged, and waterproof, pick up the GoPro Smart Remote.
Heck, this thing will control up to 50 GoPros at once from up to 180 meters away, so you can make some truly incredible videos!