November 8, 2015

This Case Supercharges Your GoPro with 5X More Battery & 8X More Storage

SUPERcase Front
There are a number of limitations associated with shooting video on a GoPro. Austin-based startup Si-Jex is looking to eliminate many of them.

Their SUPERcase, which is currently funding on Kickstarter, is looking to make GoPros more functional by adding a significant amount of additional battery life and storage capacity, in addition to a few other handy features like a 58mm filter thread.

Here's the SUPERcase pitch video:

And here are the main features and tech specs for the SUPERcase:

SUPERcase Features
SUPERcase Design
SUPERcase Tech Specs

As you might expect for a case with this much functionality, it does not come cheap. The base model, with just one 5200 mAh battery and no additional storage, comes in at $100. Once you add in 128GB of storage, that price climbs to $230. If you want a fully spec'd out SUPERcase with a battery and 512GB of storage, you're looking at $455, which could very well be more than you paid for the camera itself. Frankly, that makes the SUPERcase feel extremely pricey, but then again, storage and batteries are almost always a significant investment with any camera, and if you're looking for an integrated solution that adds loads of storage and battery life to your GoPro, the SUPERcase might be an excellent option for you.

If you're interested in learning more about the Si-Jex SUPERcase, be sure to check out their Kickstarter campaign.      

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Not a groundbreaking idea, but it's still a good one. I bet lots of people will find this worth buying. I don't think the price is too steep considering the trade-offs - especially with the bigger battery.

It makes me wish the Hero4 was a more reliable camera. Has anyone else experienced problems? Our studio has a couple Hero4 Black cameras and we stopped using them altogether because every once in awhile they would freeze up and crash after 5 seconds of recording. You know, just long enough for you to press record and confirm that it's recording before you get out of the way of the awesome thing you're trying to capture. Quite disappointing to come back and see that the recording time still reads "0:05"

November 9, 2015 at 1:57AM, Edited November 9, 1:57AM

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Ty
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Ever since I made the habit of formatting the card before every shoot I haven't had any problems. I had major issues back with the 3 doing an underwater shoot with the frozen or stop recording problem. Formatting in camera seems to solve that for me, along with having a fast enough micro SD card.

November 9, 2015 at 9:06AM

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Dan Hoene
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No, gopro is way far from reliable,
Tried every possible test, (card, format, temperature, ) and always found some random crashes. Others similar product from other brand are the same. Maybe too small to get it right!

Also, about the case, any external battery for phone delivering 5v by usb will do the same. You just need to drill a small hole one the side of the go pro case and silicone it to get same result.

December 20, 2015 at 1:34AM

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www.visionrouge.com
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There are actually quite a few cheap GoPro frame mounts out there that offer many of the features that this has. I have a metal case that allows you to use the bigger external GoPro battery, 1/4 mounts for mics or accessories and a filter thread. It does vignette a little on the widest setting, so I wonder if this one clears completely. The expanded memory is nice, though. That's a first.

November 10, 2015 at 2:55AM, Edited November 10, 3:00AM

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That seems logical and practical, price still high.

November 10, 2015 at 12:30PM

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Diego P Garzon
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This video is persuasive evidence for spending a little cash on a well-done promo video if you're trying to raise $30K and want to eventually do (I'm assuming) over a million in sales. Not trying to be an a** at all.

November 12, 2015 at 5:56PM

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Especially when your product is for video. If you can't shoot a decent video, how do you know what other enthusiasts want?

November 15, 2015 at 5:06AM

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Ryan Gudmunson
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