The 8 Best GoPro Accessories of 2020

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The Rundown

Best Overall: GoPro Camera Accessory Travel Kit at Amazon

"Provides everything a budding travel photographer needs."

Best Value: GoPro Quik Key at Amazon

"Lets you quickly access the raw footage from your SD card."

Best for Underwater: PolarPro Fiftyfifty Dome at B&H Photo Video

"A sizable dome-shaped lens that pushes water away from the camera lens."

Best Tripod: Joby GorillaPod Action Tripod at Amazon

"Secure the device to a fence post, tree branch, or anything narrow."

Best Memory Card: SanDisk Extreme microSD Card at Amazon

"They're shock-, temperature-, water-, and X-way-proof."

Best Tripod Combo: GoPro 3-Way Grip at Walmart

"Employs three hinged sections to help you find the optimal shooting angle."

Best Case: Thule Legend GoPro Advanced Case at Amazon

"Accommodates up to two cameras, along with dedicated sections for other accessories."

Best Battery Charger: GoPro Supercharger at Amazon

"Lets you charge two GoPro devices simultaneously."

GoPros are some of the best travel cameras available. They capture action shots clearly and can make videos seamlessly. But you can do even more with your GoPro camera with some accessories. We've rounded up favorites that we use with our GoPros, including cases to bring our cameras underwater, travel tripods that can secure your camera to anything, and battery chargers so you'll always be ready to snap away, no matter where you are.

Here are the best GoPro accessories available.

Our Top Picks

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Best Overall: GoPro Camera Accessory Travel Kit

GoPro Camera Accessory Travel Kit

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This travel kit's name is no misnomer. The package from GoPro provides everything a budding travel photographer needs, including the brand’s Shorty, a mini extension pole/tripod combo that extends up to 8.9 inches and can support all camera models when in tripod mode and propped on a flat surface. You also get a sleeve and lanyard, which encases the camera in a thin, flexible silicone sleeve that’s attached to an adjustable camera strap that lets you wear the camera around your neck or wrist or dangle the camera from the rest of your gear. It comes with a compact case to house both the tripod/pole and your camera, with a zippered opening and an internal soft divider that can be Velcro-positioned to match your storage needs.

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Best Value: GoPro Quik Key

GoPro Quik Key

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Enclosed in a weather-resistant cover and outfitted with a convenient carabiner clip to attach the device to practically anything, the Quik Key lets you quickly access the raw footage from your SD card and start editing together a film. Plug the device into your smartphone or tablet via the included connector, and fire up Capture, GoPro’s free app, to start transferring and sharing the footage. The company offers a device that is compatible with Android/micro USB devices, as well as USB-C and Apple phones and tablets. The app is also worth highlighting, too — it allows you to edit and add music, post on social media, send footage via text or email, and lets you frame your shot on your device and remotely control your GoPro.

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Best for Underwater: PolarPro Fiftyfifty Dome

PolarPro FiftyFifty Dome

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You can find lots of water-ready cases for all GoPro models, but the Fiftyfifty Dome ups your creativity tenfold. Built to marry with the Hero5, Hero6, and Hero7 Black GoPros, an easy snap-in design lets you mount the camera easily and securely — as do most housings. But its distinguishing feature is the sizable dome-shaped lens that pushes water away from the camera lens, which allows you shoot stills and video of what’s happening both below and above the water, with crystal filter optics that deliver Visine-clear images. The detachable grip is buoyant and also comes with a wrists lanyard and cleaning tool, as well as a dome cover to protect the filter when you’re traveling. Note that it takes some practice — the dome allows more light to penetrate the lens, so it’s best to shoot with the sun behind you. And it won’t be able to handle your deep, scuba-level ambitions, as it's best for swimming and snorkeling. To be clear, it’s not a traditional waterproof housing, and instead, it utilizes GoPro’s already-waterproof construction, which can go as deep as 30 feet. To go deeper, consider upgrading to GoPro’s Super Suit housing, which can go as low as 130 feet.

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Best Tripod: Joby GorillaPod Action Tripod

Joby GorillaPod Action Tripod

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Rather than using three stiff, adjustable legs typical to most tripods, the GorillaPod Action Tripod from Joby utilizes a network of ball-hinges that are flexible, meaning you can use it as a standard desktop tripod, or secure the device (and your camera) to a fence post, tree branch, or anything narrow enough to wrap around its 10-inch legs. Your camera attaches to a standard quarter-inch-screw mounting plate that quick-attaches to the integrated ball head, which lets you take advantage of the smooth-operating swivel for 360-degree positioning, as well as angle tilts of up to 90 degrees. Rubberized rings and foot grips assure a tight purchase on variable terrain. Best of all, the compact tripod weighs in at a very travel-friendly 6.7 ounces.

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Best Memory Card: SanDisk Extreme microSD Card

SanDisk Extreme microSD Card

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When it comes to choosing the best travel- and adventure-worthy SD cards, the SanDisk Extreme line is a top contender. Available in both 64 and 128 GBs, these robust cards are shock-, temperature-, water-, and X-way-proof, able to handle the harshest conditions of the road or river less traveled. Transfer speeds max out at 100Mbs per second, and it syncs with SanDisk’s Memory Zone app for easy file management. It’s optimized for 4K Ultra HD and Full HD videos and will also record legions of still images. And in case you accidentally delete some footage, the card also includes RescuePRO Deluxe, a data recovery software download to help you recover lost files.

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Best Tripod Combo: GoPro 3-Way Grip

GoPro 3-Way Grip

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Equal parts grip/extension, tripod, and selfie stick, the waterproof 3-Way Grip from GoPro employs three hinged sections to help you find the optimal shooting angle, including a max height of 20 inches. The tripod hides inside the camera grip and can be used on its own, marrying perfectly with all GoPro cameras. Just need a grip? Use the arm as a handheld boomstick or just leave it behind. The entire device weighs a modest 10.6 ounces and is both durable and waterproof, with easy-to-manipulate thumb screws. Plus, it collapses into a very travel-friendly package of only 7.5 inches.

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Best Case: Thule Legend GoPro Advanced Case

Thule Legend GoPro Advanced Case

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With each new product release, GoPros have become more tough and weatherproof. But to really protect your entire kit — cameras, accessories, backup batteries and cards, and charging cables — upgrade to the Thule Legend GoPro Advanced Case. This semi-hard-sided, crush-proof padded case can accommodate up to two cameras, along with dedicated sections for other GoPro accessories, including the Flex-Camp, a three-way gooseneck clamp, an LCD Touch BacPac, a remote, and extra batteries and SD cards. Secure your chargers, cables, and strap mounts in the network of zippered mesh pockets lining the lip, while a quick-grip handle on the outside lets you grab-and-go or easily attach the case to a belt, harness, or pack with a carabiner. Oversized zipper pulls make the case glove-friendly in cold weather, and the entire foam pad interior can be removed for a quick clean.

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Best Battery Charger: GoPro Supercharger

GoPro Supercharger

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Free yourself from the endless tangle of international AC adapters with the Supercharger, GoPro's international dual-port charger. It lets you charge two GoPro devices simultaneously, with a dedicated USB-C port that charges at 12 volts — which will power up your devices 20 to 70 percent faster than standard chargers. The other USB-A port runs at 5.1 volts for standard charging, and the package includes adapters for outlets in the U.S. as well as the U.K., E.U., and Australia.

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