Review of the GoScope Extreme
Just before we moved to Thailand, I gave Jeff a GoPro as an anniversary present. Since we were about to move abroad it seemed like the perfect gift for him. We are professional photographers and simply could not afford the underwater housing for our professional DSLR’s. He loved the GoPro and we have been able to capture wonderful footage in Thailand with it. Now that we have mastered using the GoPro we have been gobbling up accessories to play with and have been able to do so much more. We recently got the GoScope Extreme and couldn’t be happier with what it can do and how much it expands the range of what a GoPro is capable of.
“Next, it only weighs 6 ounces so it keeps our backs happy and our backpacks light…”
First of all, the GoScope Extreme is perfect for traveling which is essential to our way of life. We can pack it up and it even fits in our small end photo backpacks making it easy to travel with on the go. Next, it only weighs 6 ounces so it keeps our backs happy and our backpacks light. It also expands so while it packs up well it also extends to allow us to position the GoPro in places we simply couldn’t do on our own.
– Can we travel with it?
– Is it compact?
– How will this maximize our past and upcoming travels?
While the GoScope Extreme passed the first two questions with flying colors, we couldn’t help but wonder about how this could have helped us in the past. While in Thailand we spend a lot of time shooting in the beautiful clean blue ocean. I was always worried about dropping the GoPro since it would set us back to replace. The GoScope Extreme can work in water, snow, or rain. It also floats. Perfect! Now I’m now worried when Jeff is off in the water snorkeling with the GoPro. We also got the GoScope Vest Clip so that we can even clip it onto a bracelet if we are snorkeling, or to a backpack to carry or to a life vest if we are just swimming.
During Thai New Years, called Songkran, we were riding around Phuket on our motorbike. New years in Thailand is a massive nation wide water fight. We were constantly drenched with buckets of water and wanted to capture how crazy and beautiful this Thai holiday is. We had our GoPro but having the GoScope Extreme would have made this so much easier and smoother for filming. I had to hold the GoPro with my hand in front of the bike the entire time. We are eager to get back to Thailand to be able to use our new GoScope Extreme and get better shots this year on the motorbike during Songkran.
In March, we will be going to Finland to go dog sledding and I couldn’t be more excited. The GoScope Extreme is going to be perfect for this! Now we can hold the GoPro out to shoot us while we’re on this amazing ride as well as get some great footage of the dogs running by holding the GoPro low to the ground. Another amazing feature are the dual mounts. This means that if you have two GoPro’s you can mount one facing forward and one facing backwards. Jeff and I are thinking of getting a second GoPro so that we can have shots facing us on the dog sleds and facing the dogs at the same time!
On top of everything the GoScope is affordable which is always a plus. At just $54.95 you can purchase a GoScope Extreme on their website. If you’re interested in more of the tech specs of this GoPro mount here is a list of its specs directly from the GoScope website:
– Super lightweight: 6 Ounces
– Fits in your backpack
– Comes ready to attach to your GoPro® Camera
– Telescoping from 17″ to 37″
– Mounts on Two Sides (Capable of Holding Two Cameras)
– Durable in Saltwater, Freshwater, and Snow
– Floats with One Camera Attached
– Indestructible: Made of Forged Aluminum and Poly-carbonate
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received GoScope Extreme for free from Go Scope as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for review publication.
As a maturing women, Marina has dedicated her life to travel and new experiences. After working a 9-5 cubical lifestyle, Marina sold everything she owned, left her job and begun a new life with her boyfriend and travel companion, Jeff Johns. Together they relocated to Phuket, Thailand and founded Latitude 34 in which they seek to share their alternative lifestyle with the world.
Marina is a Visual Journalism graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography where she studied photography, videography and ultimately caught the travel bug. Through creating several international documentaries, Marina realized there was more to the world than work and wanted something more.