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August 8, 2012

Heavy Duty Mounts for the GoPro Hero Camera

We sell a lot of mounts for compact videocams.  We’re excited about RAM’s recent entry into the custom adapter space for these popular cameras.  Coupled with RAM’s heavy duty mounting components and lifetime warranty, this is an unbeatable solution for a heavy duty mount for almost anywhere.  We have seen some very cool videos that range from motorcycles to under an SUV using these mounts and they are amazingly steady thanks to RAM’s anti-vibration technology.  RAM’s mounts cost a few dollars more but in our opinion are well worth the premium.

At the heart of these mounts is the RAP-B-202U-GOP1 adapter. The RAP-B-202U-GOP1 consists of a 1″ diameter rubber ball, connected to a custom GoPro adapter. The adapter attaches directly to the under-side of the camera, replacing the factory mounting bracket. This adapter will use the threaded knob included with the GoPro camera.

With mounts ranging from car to motorcycle to ATV, they have you pretty well covered.

RAM RAP-B-202U-GOP1 Detail

RAM RAP-B-202U-GOP1 Detail

RAM GoPro Hero flat surface mount

RAM GoPro Hero flat surface mount

RAM GoPro Hero motorcycle handlebar mount

RAM GoPro Hero motorcycle handlebar mount

RAM GoPro Hero suction cup mount

RAM GoPro Hero suction cup mount

RAM GoPro Hero ATV Motorcycle strap and u-bolt mount

RAM GoPro Hero ATV Motorcycle strap and u-bolt mount

January 17, 2012

Arkon’s New Camera Mount Line

Our friends at Arkon have introduced a new line of camera mounts for almost any location and they are available at a very reasonable price.  There are two keys to making a useful camera mount.  Almost every tripod has a 1/4″ – 20 threaded post that fits that little threaded hole on the bottom of the camera.  It also needs to be constructed to keep steady in a mobile environment.  Arkon has all that figured and has delivered with their new camera line.

The progression of video cameras over the past several years has spawned a need for a variety of mounts.  The Panasonics, Kodaks and Sonys have been replaced by Flip, GoPro and Contour.  Great quality, smaller footprint.  All of these cameras have a 1/4″ – 20 component, in a few cases you may need to buy a mounting cradle, but you will find most models are ready to mount.  Just look for that threaded hole on the bottom.

Arkon CMP227 Camera Handlebar Mount

Arkon CMP227 Camera Handlebar Mount

Arkon CMP220 Gooseneck Camera Mount

Arkon CMP220 Gooseneck Camera Mount

Arkon CMP212 Bean Bag Camera Mount

Arkon CMP212 Bean Bag Camera Mount

Arkon CMP214 Camera Suction Mount

Arkon CMP214 Camera Suction Mount

October 10, 2011

ATV Mounts

Filed under: GPS Mounts and Accessories — Tags: , , , — mountguys @ 6:26 pm

A lot of people mistakenly think any motorcycle mount can be applied to an ATV or UTV.  Typically an ATV is ridden off-road and requires a rugged mount that includes a cradle to grip and hold your device securely.  Most ATVs do not have standard handlebars (if any).  The mounts are often wrapping around thicker diameter roll bars.  Some are attached to a fork stem or brake reservoir.

The better mounts are going to take some effort (and tools) to attach securely.  The ideal mount provides a means to remove your device easily.  We highly recommend avoiding suction and sticky mounts on ATVs and UTVs.  Bolts good, sticky bad.  A GPS comes in mighty handy when riding out in the dessert, but using the suction mount that came in the box might not be the best idea.

Camera Mount that also fits diameters to 3.15"

Camera Mount that also fits diameters to 3.15″

iPhone 4 / 4S on an ATV mount that fits up to 3.15"

iPhone 4 / 4S on an ATV mount that fits up to 3.15″

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