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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)


 
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  • A_Lwin

    Can it be used underwater?

  • http://www.vincentmorretino.com/ fast eddie

    U serious, bro? Look at the battery door.

  • A_Lwin

    I just wanted a confirmation, I already had my suspicions that it wouldn’t.

  • http://www.itrush.com/ IT Rush

    Hmm, it’s good to have options… can’t wait to get one of these..

  • Dover

    Once

  • Joey Duncan

    Seems like a nice product, probably not light though (relative to the camera, or other rigs) but seems useful in a standard shooting environment. My only concern is the 1/2 plastic 1/2 metal cage they are using. I’m not a materials engineer but I know a decent amount in design engineering and usually you shy away from that idea as it can cause fitment issues down the road. Also weight issues from the increased screws needed for matting between plastic and metal. But I’m only guessing since I don’t have one here in front of me.

    Seems nice though, I like it.

    As a side note, if you are a little tech savy and you wanted more battery life, if you didn’t want the cage, or wanted your own setup. It’s actually not that hard since it’s been done a lot.

  • ksporry

    And now the waterproof version…

  • Renato Murakami

    Not to be a killjoy, but this thing was absolutely crushed by a review over on dslrfilmnoob. Seems it was poorly designed, uses cheap materials, and has tons of problems that just makes it not worth it.

  • HDCameraProd

    I wouldn’t trust reviews from someone who more than half the time doesn’t even have a clue. It makes sense to use a lighter material than all metal. Isn’t the GoPro pretty much bullet proof already? Correct me if i’m wrong but aren’t all GoPro housings made from Plastic?

  • HDCameraProd

    HDCameraProd • a few seconds ago −
    I wouldn’t trust reviews from someone who more than half the time doesn’t even have a clue. It makes sense to use a lighter material than all metal. Isn’t the GoPro pretty much bullet proof already? Correct me if i’m wrong but aren’t all GoPro housings made from Plastic?