AGPtEK GoPro Backpack Mount Review

AGPtEK GoPro Backpack Mount Review in actionIf you have a backpack and a GoPro camera, combining the two should be an easy decision. I even toyed with the idea of mounting it using a powerful magnet.

DIY options aside, it would be hard to beat this strap clamp from AGPtEK (Amazon). Although the price seems to have increased slightly to $6.99 since I bought it, it’s still seems like a solidly-constructed mount, with a very powerful clamp. The spring is powerful enough that unless my hand was positioned correctly, I wasn’t able to get it off!

Per one of the reviews on Amazon, this clamp is meant to be used on cloth, not metal, so don’t expect great results on that type of surface. On the other hand, you can apparently use it on a baseball hat if rotated the correct way, so that’s another option. Be sure to check out my full “AGPtEK GoPro Backpack Mount Review” below (it’s not that long)!

As you probably noticed, I’m using a GoPro Hero Session (or Hero 4 Session) for this review. I really love this camera, able to record audio and get wet without even using a shell. Check out my review here.

GoPro Hero Session Stops Recording – Easy Solutions

SD cards likely culprit if GoPro Hero Session Stops Recording

Extreme and Ultra cards. Apparently you just have to pay attention to the gold color!

As mentioned in a previous post, I have a GoPro Hero Session (or Hero 4 Session, as it was originally called) that I absolutely love. Well, absolutely might be an exaggeration, since until recently it would stop recording after a few minutes. As it turns out, the problem that caused my Hero Session to stop, it seems, was that I was using a micro SD card that wasn’t good enough.

It turns out that the card I initially had, a 64 Gb Sandisk “Ultra” card (which I won’t link to avoid confusion), doesn’t transfer data as fast as my new 32 Gb Sandisk “Extreme” card (Amazon). Thus it would stop recording at some point, I assume because it could not longer buffer enough data to make up for the disk’s “pokiness.” Those cards are also available at up to 128 Gb, so you can get even more “extreme” if you like.

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GoPro Hero Session Review after Five Months of Use

GoPro Hero Session Review - camera on the beachFirst of all, I have a Hero4 Session, which has now been renamed to simply the “Hero Session.” I don’t think there is any difference, but I’m kind of proud that I now have something that is effectively a limited edition. I received it as a Christmas gift in 2015, so I’ve now been able to experiment with it for about five months. Here’s my thoughts in a “long term” GoPro Hero Session Review.

Features and Build

Unlike most of the GoPro cameras on the market, the Hero Session is waterproof to 33 feet without a housing. It also and has dual microphones – one on the front and one on the back – of which the ‘Session selects the best source of audio. This means that, unlike my previous Hero3 camera, I keep it in its open housing at all times, ready to record video and audio without interference.

Combine this with the fact that you start recording with one button, and you have a great camera to keep with you for capturing impromptu video at a moment’s notice (press the power button momentarily for video, hold down for time-lapse). I keep it with me much of the time in my notebook backpack (in a sock to keep it from getting scratched).

The build looks really good, sort of like an Apple product in its finish. On the other hand, like many Apple products, you can’t change the battery, which could be a deal breaker for some people.

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