Headcasepro-224x175If you've ever used a GoPro, you know how versatile they can be, but with their plastic bodies they can break rather easily. While a couple hundred might not seem like a lot to replace one, doing it more than once could get very costly - and for those who put their GoPros in serious harms way on a daily basis, it's not a matter of if, but when, you'll have to replace it. From Jim Clark comes a Kickstarter project aimed at creating an almost indestructible housing for your GoPro HERO and HERO2.

Thanks to Stefan Gier for the heads up on this product. Check out the Kickstarter here and the video embedded below:

Here are the features of the HEADCASE PRO:

  • Retrofit design works with both the GoPro Hero and Hero II cameras.
  • Keep out grime and moisture with rubber sealed buttons, windows and door.
  • Protect your camera from extreme abuse with aluminum and stainless steel construction.
  • Mount your camera anywhere, in any configuration with 9x quarter-twenty threaded holes.
  • Say NO to lens damage with the protective screw-on lens ring - 40mm filter threads and rubber lens cap included.
  • The GoPro camera body is protected from extreme shock by foam pads embedded inside the case.
  • Access all cable ports just by removing the sealed rubber inserts.
  •  All four tally lights on the HERO 2 remain visible via sealed, acrylic light tubes.
  • The GoPro’s delicate front display and tally light are protected by a single, replaceable window.
  • There's no need to carry multiple doors anymore! Use your camera stand-alone, with the GoPro battery Pack or with the GoPro Monitor. The HEADCASE has a rigid, reversible-flippable rubber hood with embedded acrylic window that fits tightly inside the rear door. 1 hood=3 modes.

These are the features of the HEADGEAR:

  • Retrofit design works with both the GoPro Hero and Hero II cameras.
  • Keep your GoPro dry while getting all of the mounting options used by the pros! Mount your camera to anything via one or more of the 8x threaded mounting holes.
  • Protect your clear lens with the included screw-on lens ring and rubber cap.
  • The super-tough anodized aluminum HEADGEAR frame prevents damage and destruction to your fragile camera.

While the Headcase Pro is the more durable and rugged of the two, it's also more expensive. At $328 for the HEADCASE PRO and $128 for the HEADGEAR, they certainly aren't cheap, but as Jim says in his description, manufacturing in small quantities is very expensive and costs will come down - but you've got to help his Kickstarter get over the finish line to make that happen.

If you've been looking for a good case for your GoPro, both of these solutions look incredibly robust and do more than just protect the camera, they also give plenty of options for mounting - which makes for a far more professional shooting experience.

Link: UNRULY HEADCASE  + HEADGEAR Housings for GoPro - Kickstarter


Here's the HEADCASE PRO - and below is HEADGEAR: