GoPro BacPac Is A Removeable Battery For Your GoPro, Adds 5+ Hours

Got a GoPro? Keep it going longer! One of the most popular helmet cam companies on the market has just come out with a great new accessory, one that long-distance skiers and such will surely appreciate. The new Battery BacPac is a removeable, long-runtime battery and charger module for the 1080p HD HERO camera, providing 5+ hours of video and time-lapse recording.

It's the second in the company's line of removable expansion modules, and it nearly doubles video and time-lapse photo record times to over 5 hours. At just $49.99, it's actually a great buy for those who were thinking of investing in a second camera just to boost their battery life, and it's on sale now if you're interested. Just make sure to buy a huge memory card to hold all of the footage; wouldn't want your SD card filling up before your battery dies.

GoPro® Releases the Battery BacPac™ - Removable Long Runtime Battery and Charger Module for 1080p HD HERO® Camera

5+ Hours of Video and Time-lapse Photo Recording Now Possible on 1080p HD HERO Camera

HALF MOON BAY, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, the world's leading wearable and gear mountable camera company, today announced the launch of the Battery BacPac, the second in a line of removable expansion modules for the company's best selling 1080p HD HERO camera.

The Battery BacPac is a standalone GoPro battery charger that also attaches to the back of the 1080p HD HERO, nearly doubling video and time-lapse photo record times to over 5 hours. This adds to the HD HERO's reputation as one of the most versatile cameras in the world.

Available for order today at and subsequently shipping to retailers around the world, the Battery BacPac has an MSRP of $49.99.

The Battery BacPac follows the incredibly successful LCD BacPac released by GoPro this past February.  The LCD BacPac is a removable LCD screen for the 1080p HD HERO camera and, along with the Battery BacPac, illustrates GoPro's dedication to providing its customers with innovative ways to expand the functionality of their GoPro camera without requiring them to buy an entirely new camera.

"Our customers have been asking us to produce a standalone charger for their spare HD HERO batteries, and we asked ourselves to consider what else a device like this could, and should do," says Nicholas Woodman, GoPro's founder and CEO. "Thanks to the rear expansion port featured on all 1080p HD HERO cameras, the decision was clear. Make a battery charger, yes, but also allow customers to plug this charger and included battery into the back of the HD HERO camera to almost double video and time-lapse photos record times to 5+ hours. The Battery BacPac isn't just about longer record times…it's about enabling our customers to use their HD HERO cameras in more creative ways than ever before."


    * Plugs into any USB charging source (computer, wall, auto chargers) to charge GoPro 1100mAh Lithium-ion batteries
    * Attaches to the back of the 1080p HD HERO camera, providing nearly 2x video and time-lapse photo record times
    * Built-in LED lights indicate battery charge status

Included Items:

    * 1 Battery BacPac
    * 1 1100mAh Li-ion Battery
    * 1 Waterproof Door for HD HERO housing
    * 1 Skeleton Door for HD HERO housing
    * 1 USB cable

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