One of the biggest issues that I have had with the GoPro 3 is its battery life, or lack there of. If you are shooting high-resolution video, you will be lucky to get between 1-1.5 hours of video life. Luckily the Tehkron CagePro is an innovative solution that solves this problem and a couple more, by turning your GoPro into an action cam made for some of the toughest situations with battery life for the long haul.
Before I go into the all the positives of the CagePro, there is one small drawback: in order to get the full battery life that the CagePro offers, you must give up the waterproof housing and use only the skeleton housing. I found this to be a very minor drawback as most of the shooting that I do is in dry conditions where the added protection of the cage (plus the benefit of the 1/4″-20 and 3/8″ mounting holes for attaching extra accessories such as a carrying handle) made it an easy decision. The main advantages of the Tehkron CagePro are the ability to use a Canon LP-E6 battery as the power source and the ease of changing batteries on the fly. Using the CagePro with the LP-E6, I saw an almost unbelievable increase in battery life with the recording time jumping to about 5 hours on a single charge. This can be a lifesaver when shooting longer time-lapse sequences and means there is less of a penalty for using the Wi-Fi features.
The ProCage also has the added benefit of having a 62-mm filter thread to allow the attachment of ND filters to cut down on shutter speeds on bright shooting days. The combination of battery life, protection, and the ability to add filters and other accessories made my GoPro 3 feel like I was shooting with a top-of-the-line sports camera without paying the hefty price tag.
At the end of the day the Tehkron CagePro for the GoPro Hero 3 and 3+ is a must-have for any GoPro owner looking to get the most out of their action cam on a long day of shooting. The addition of nearly 5 hours of battery life, protection and the ability to add accessories will help you take your GoPro shooting to the next level. For more information on the Tehkron CagePro visit thecamerastore.com.