When I was checking out the 3SIXT Ultra HD WiFi Sports Action Camera a few months ago, I was impressed by several things. One was the astonishingly low price … just $179.95. Another was the wide range of fittings and attachments that came with it, including a waterproof housing, bike handlebar mounts, helmet straps and so on. Because an action camera is kind of limited in the action it can record if you’ve got to hold the thing in your hands.
Now 3SIXT has released an “Action Camera Accessories Pack”, which adds a large range of mounting options for the 3SIXT range of action cameras. And it’s compatible with the GoPro range as well.
Priced at $49.95 and available from BCF, the bits and pieces come in a new zip-up carry case, and cover just about every eventuality, from allowing you mount the camera on a regular tripod, through something to extend your reach, to a float to make sure the camera – within its underwater case – doesn’t sink to unrecoverable depths should it slip from your grasp. The float is even bright orange, making it easy to find should it float away.
The selfie stick has seven telescopic sections and extends to a metre in length. The mini tripod has a universal ball joint to allow all kinds of orientations. “The Arm” is a 19cm long curved piece of sturdy plastic with universal mounting flanges at both ends. Combine that with the other mounts and that gives you a lot of camera placement flexibility.
Here’s a full list of all the bits:
2 x bridge adapters
Chest harness & mount
Tripod mount and screw
Vertical Surface J-Hook Buckle
Selfie Stick, Mount and Adapter
Floaty Bobber, Lanyard and Screw
Camera Tether with Adhesive Pad
Bike Handlebar/Seat Post Mount
2 x Flat Mounts with 2 x Adhesive Pads
2 x Curved Mounts with 2 x Adhesive Pads
The Arm with 2 x Mounts and Adhesive Pad
Combine them with mounting accessories that come with your action cam, and you ought to be able to get the camera attached in the right place for just about any scenario.