RollPro Mini by Riseful Review

If you’ve read more than a couple articles here, you know that I’m a big fan of GoPro stuff. For better or worse, after you buy a camera, you tend to start accumulating small gadgets that go with it. Although fine in itself, these batteries, remote controls, second or third camera, and various mounts tend to lack a good storage place.

You could get a hard storage case (like this excellent model from Pelican—Amazon), but since GoPros are built to be abused, and many are waterproof anyway, that may be overkill. A bag would work, but do you really want everything flopping around in there? Filling the gap is the RollPro Mini. (also available on Amazon) It has space for a few cameras in small pouches, as well as small accessories in its zippered pockets. Roll it up, and everything is held securely, ready to be unfurled at a moment’s notice.

I’ve got a bit more to say, but below is my review in video form. Also, if you decide to buy one, you can use the code “DIYTRIPODS” at checkout on Riseful’s site for a 10% discount.

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DSLR Holster Winner and September Results


First of all, congratulations to ****[email protected]***.com for winning the DSLR sling holster.  I’ve emailed the winner, but I haven’t heard back on it.  If you are the winner, please let me know by the end of the day on October 3rd that you want it, of I’ll select another contestant.

Hopefully it will find more use for you than it does me currently.  I’m using a larger bag (this one from Amazon) now, but I really liked the one I’m giving away before I obtained a second lens!camera-slingThanks to everyone that subscribes to and reads this site.  If you didn’t win the Sling, don’t despair, I’ll have a really cool giveaway for October that I’ll announce soon.  Getting your name in fast for the next contest will be a big advantage, so definitely sign up for “instant” updates below or on the sidebar.

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Old Sock Makes an Easy GoPro Storage Solution

I actually used this idea originally with a small video camera, but it works quite nicely as GoPro storage in a larger camera bag to prevent it from getting scratched.  Behold, the GoPro sock camera case:

GoPro Storage SockAlthough I’ve never seen the “sock case” anywhere else, I’d be willing to bet I’m not the first to try this storage method.  If you’re wondering about the larger DSLR sling shown in the background, here is is from Amazon.  I generally put the “GoPro storage sock” inside the top compartment, so I have both cameras with me.  The sling is a bit more expensive than a sock, but it works quite well for my needs.