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The CagePro Lets you Add a Canon DSLR Battery to Your GoPro Action Cam

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If you love everything about your GoPro camera except the anemic battery life and minimalist portability, say hello to the CagePro: a new system that allows you to attach a Canon SLR battery to your GoPro.

Slip a Hero 3 or 3+ into the CagePro housing, add a Canon LP-E6 battery or equivalent, and you get at least three hours more runtime than with the camera’s built-in rechargeable battery. In fact, manufacturer Tehkron promises a full five hours of video shooting with the CagePro attached, as opposed to the 90 minutes of juice GoPro generously lists for the standard battery.

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The CagePro obviously adds some bulk to the GoPro, but at 12 ounces (plus another 3 ounces for the LP-E6) it won’t turn the Hero into a total brick. Plus, you get a 62mm filter thread in front of the GoPro lens to add a polarizer or whatever else you have in mind, as well as a wealth of new attachment points for rigging creativity.

Getting your own CagePro will run you $150 without a top-mounted handle and $180 with. That, however, doesn’t include the LP-E6, which will cost another $60 for the name-brand or $15 for a no-name equivalent.

(via Gizomodo)