Use your GoPro Hero3 or Hero3+* the way it is meant to be used: extreme POV, risky camera setups, insane camera mounts. Make it all happen while keeping your camera secure and your shots rock-solid and stable.
Use Excessive Force.
Capture unique images like never before thanks to the reinforced high tensile design of the Cobalt Cage. Unburden your GoPro from the plastic stock GoPro housing and its single point of contact, and expand your capabilities with nearly twenty times the mounting points of the Cobalt Cage. The Cobalt Cage is impact-proof, crash-proof, crush-proof, and bullet proof, all while weighing only 3oz more then the plastic GoPro Housing.
Attach the Hero3 Camera inside of the Cobalt Cage with the GoPro Housing without needing tools for additional protection from the surrounding elements, or purchase the Deluxe Accessory Bundle to mount the GoPro Hero3 or Hero 3+ Camera naked within the cage.
Mount Without Fear.
The Cobalt Cage is made of precision-machined military-grade aluminum, and features integrated ¼”-20 threads that surround the camera in 360 degrees. Attach support rails and knuckles directly to the cage to create as many points of contact as necessary. Now, have the ability to mount the GoPro using a true triangulation method, which minimizes vibrations and provides a more stable and secure mounting apparatus to your subject. Expand your arsenal of mounting options with suction cups, Cardellini clamps, speed rail, or mafer clamps. Free yourself from proprietary, difficult to position, and prone to wear accessories. Under-sling or side-sling the GoPro to achieve perspectives that are otherwise impossible to capture with just the GoPro stock housing.
By giving you the option to bypass the GoPro Housing with the Cobalt Cage’s open-air design, you eliminate the fogging that can plague otherwise gorgeous shots, while still keeping the camera and its optics protected.
With 18 industry standard ¼”-20 mounts, not only can you mount your GoPro Hero3 to everything, you can mount everything to your GoPro Hero3. Add accessories such as LED lights, microphones, or other hot shoe accessories directly to the GoPro and create a self-contained setup ready to move from location to location. By attaching accessories directly to the cage, you minimize the chances of them creeping into frame, and it allows you to fit into even tighter locations. Utilizing articulating ball heads allow for quick and accurate framing, without the need to fiddle with difficult-to tighten-knobs and unreliable joints.
The Only Cage You’ll Ever Need
The Redrock Cobalt cage is simply the best value for the most versatile cage. Nothing compares to the value, incredible features and support the Cobalt cage delivers. No other solution gives you all this:
- Use with or without the Hero underwater housing
- Full cage that delivers maximum protection: crush-proof, crash-proof
- Secured by 6 points of contact; doesn’t rely on just the finger mount
- 18 mounting points on all four sides for rigging AND accessories
- Compatible with all GoPro camera BacPac accessories
- Full access to all ports, switches and card slots
- $99 MSRP
* Hero 3+ supported in Cobalt Cage only as naked GoPro camera (with addition of the deluxe accessory kit) or with the GoPro BacPac Compatible Housing or Original Skeleton housing.
PLEASE NOTE: as of July 2014 the Cobalt Cage no longer ships with the finger mount plate.
What is the Cobalt Cage?
The Cobalt Cage is a mounting apparatus for use with the GoPro. It provides nearly 20 times the mounting points then the GoPro housing, and allows for users to attach accessories directly to their cameras.
Does the Hero 3+ work with the Cobalt Cage?
Yes, the Hero 3+ works with the Cobalt Cage by using the Deluxe Accessory Kit to mount the camera naked within the cage. You can also use the Original Hero 3 BacPac Compatible Housing or Skeleton Housing for added protection. The Cobalt Cage is not compatible with the Hero 3+ Slim Housing.
Can I use the Cobalt Cage without the GoPro Housing?
The Cobalt Cage is compatible with the GoPro both when it is in the underwater housing as well as when it is not*
*Please note, to use the GoPro without the stock underwater housing, you will need the deluxe accessory kit.
Can I access the memory card and in/out ports while the camera is mounted in the Cobalt Cage.
The SD Card and in/out ports are accessible while the camera is mounted within the Cobalt Cage without the GoPro Underwater Housing.
Can I access all of the camera controls while mounted inside of the cage?
Yes, the record button can be accessed from both the back and the top of the cage.
Can I use GoPro Accessories like the LCD BacPac and Battery BacPac?
Yes, the Cobalt Cage is compatible with the GoPro, including when any BacPac systems are attached.