Adventure, travel and outdoor sports are slowly becoming part of many Kenyans weekend plan or ‘form’ as we like to call it. Many people have a bucket list of events that they plan attend before the year ends and this has seen many event planners try to cash in on the ever growing number of outdoor fun lovers. People see it as a way of relaxing after a long week in the ever busy city of Nairobi as well as other big towns. Others see outdoor adventure as a way of making new friends and having everlasting memories. For this to happen, one has to take pictures and videos that will serve as a reminder of the great times. People are investing in all action cameras that capture vivid pictures and videos that ordinary mobile phone cameras cannot. The other big advantage that these cameras have over ordinary cameras is the user’s ability to use them for different purposes and on different angles that sometimes seem unreal. This is partly because of the different action camera accessories that have been manufactured to enable the user take videos in almost all angles and at different locations. If you are a proud owner of a GoPro, Akaso, or an SJ Cam, we take a look at 10 accessories that will come in handy if you are planning a zip lining trip to Keraita forest, hiking at Mt. Longonot, Bungee jumping in Diani or water rafting at sagana.
1.Jaws Flex Clamp
This is a clamp that allows for quick and secure repositioning of the camera. It’s a simple tension clamp with a diameter of 0.25 to 2 inches, but the tips of the clamp move slightly so it can grab onto irregular shapes securely. There is a quick release base on top of the clamp, so you can attach a camera right to it. The clamp is ideal for skaters and Deejays who want to record their mix sessions. Click Here
- Chest strap
When you want to take shots from a lower angle without using your hands, The chest strap is your best bet. Helmet mounts are great but not all activities require one, and sometimes you don’t want footage that swivels and turns along with your head. The adjustable chest contraption is ideal for highlighting your hands, whether you are playing a piano or biking, allowing you to capture action shots from the centre of your chest. These straps can also be used at food and wine festivals by chefs and tasters. Click here
3.Floaty Bobber .
Your Camera might be waterproof, but doesn’t mean it’s capable of floating on its own in the event it gets lost at sea. Thankfully, There is the floaty bobber, an apt-titles accessory that’s designed to make sure your camera acts more like a bobber than an anchor. It’s a nice accessory to help secure your expensive camera while in water at Lake Naivasha or in the swimming pool. Click here
This accessory allows you to attach the camera anywhere with graspable legs and rubber foot grips easily secure to any surface. Unlike traditional tripods, the gorilla does not require an elevated flat surface for you to take the perfect shot. The flexible joints helps the gorilla pod to bend and rotate 360 degrees to form the perfect shape. The slim line attachment stays connected to your camera while the lock ring keeps your camera securely attached. Unlike other camera tripods, the legs and the arms on this one have ball and socket joints that bend and twist into countless shapes and configurations so you can practically mount it anywhere. This item is very useful for adventure travellers.
The snorkel mask comes with detachable camera mount and an ear plug. It makes it easier than ever to breath comfortably through your mouth or nose while you are snorkelling. With the integrated mount you can easily attach your camera to capture and share your deep diving adventure with friends and family. It is very appropriate for people who love water sports. Click here
6 .Head Strap
The head strap camera mount makes hands-free filming a breeze. Adjustable nylon straps with non-slip rubber inserts create and maintain a proper fit, while the durable buckle ensures secure, reliable connections. The head strap mount lets you focus on the task at hand. The mount can be placed over almost any helmet or directly on your head. The mount won’t get in the way of sunglasses or audio headsets ,and it can be comfortably worn over a hat.
All action cameras aren’t known for their long lasting battery life. In normal use, you’ll probably get an hour and half of recording time before having to switch to a new battery. Swapping batteries is not always an option. You can imagine, if you are deep in Indian ocean in your full Scuba gear or bungee jumping and suddenly the camera goes off. The bacpac provides extended life and doesn’t require you to swap out multiple batteries. The bacpac however does not work on all cameras.
8 Extreme waterproof case for iphone.
Until the recent entry by players like Akaso and SJ cam, all action cameras like Go pro were quite expensive. People realized that their mobile phones(particularly iphones) could do a similar job in recording videos and taking some good shots. The biggest challenge however, was how to use the phone in extreme conditions or under water. This accessory is meant to counter all those challenges.
It is fully sealed ,shock proof and compatible with all Go pro mounting kits. The touchable screen allows you to operate your iphone under water. It’s in built 170 degrees wide angle lens, turns your iphone into an action camera or GPS on land or in water.
9.Suction cup mounting
The suction cup mount provides a broad range of of motion and stability you can enjoy the POV filming. The mount has simple and compact design, it has an easy one press button to install and release the device. The cup keeps the contact surface clean and flat. It is recommended for non-impact activities only.
Whether surfing, on safari or simply enjoying the outdoors, you may need to carry your camera with you. Whatever the adventure may be, experience peace of mind and ultimate convenience with a large camera case. It keeps your cameras and must have accessories securely stored, neatly organized and very much protected.
This accessories are available at the following CDI Gadgets outlets;
Bazaar plaza 4th floor.Call/Whattsapp:0795717078
The Hub karen-DashCam center