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GoPro - Swivel Mount - Black-Angle_Standard

GoPro - Swivel Mount - Black

Model: ABJQR-001SKU: 7654075

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 199 reviews

94%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saving my life!!!

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    Tisha
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    I keep saying I'll be adventurous and use this for what it was intended for, after all it does come with a water proof case! However, my GoPro is saving my life with my father. You see my father has Alzheimer's and this little camera helps me make memories with my dad. Each and every visit with dad is recorded on the wide angle, which is helpful to show the entire room we are hanging out in or when I'm driving him around in a car! The GoPro suction cup is also glue tight to my window so I don't have to worry about it Falling and breaking this little gem. I attach the camera to a GoPro tripod and just put it on the table during my visits with dad. It's small enough not to be worrisome to my father and perfect for preserving our memories together. I was hesitant at first spending so much money. But after I was falsely accused of things during my visits with my father, I knew this GoPro was well worth the buy! It's saved me!!!! Embrace your family, record your memories, be adventurous, and... GoPro!!! ❤️

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked, but could have been better

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    Gordyl
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    I bought this to explore different mounting angles while skiing. It functioned well, but I had an expectation that was not met. Looking at the packaging or the on line description, it was not clear how it worked. I expected it to be like a ball joint on a camera tripod whereby one would loosen a lock nut, adjust the angle, and tighten the lock nut. This does not have such a nut. Instead, it is just plain tight. It held the position well once it was set, however, moving it was difficult. I felt like I was forcing it around, wondering if I was going to break it. It was really difficult to move when I had it mounted on a strap mount around the top part of my ski boot. The whole strap moved and twisted as I tried to adjust it. I really think a small wing screw type lock at the base that would allow a more freely moving mount would be the answer. Still would recommend because it allowed me to point the camera at unlimited angles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but could improve

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    WanderlustAdvocacy
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    I had not intended to go to the store to get this specifically - but happened to notice it in passing. The idea of having a ball-joint mount seemed so obvious, how has it taken GoPro this long to think of this?! Overall, it's good, but it could be improved. The joint itself is a bit stiff, which is both positive and negative; it prevents the camera from slowly drooping back toward the earth but it also is much more stiff than it needs to be. When I first got it, I expected it to easily rotate, but it resisted. In fact, it resisted enough that I had to take a close look at it, with a thought that maybe somehow they managed to package the wrong product in the ball joint packaging. After a bit of muscle it did finally turn, and bit more muscle it turned again, and now just requires a little muscle to turn as needed...but that little bit is a bit more than I would expected (a small child probably could rotate it...that...or I am just stupid weak)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good little Gopro joint.

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    SenorM
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    I feel that this joint is pretty good over all. The ball joint tension is pretty tight. But after several uses, I can tell that its going to get loose over time. I wouldn't recommend using this with any type of fast and jerky movement since you cannot lock down the joint at any angle. i think that this can certainly be improved for as much as it costs. The lock in foot part is kind of a disappointment. They should have designed it so you can interchange it with other joints as well. The rotation axis range is limited. I wish it could bend near 90 degrees. Works well with the goose neck attachment but you're going to have to shell our more cash to get the angle you want. I do recommend this to anyone looking for the angles but I would tell them to wait a little bit longer to see if they improvement in the near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super cool

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    Hulmerist
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    I feel that this joint is pretty good over all. The ball joint tension is pretty tight. But after several uses, I can tell that its going to get loose over time. I wouldn't recommend using this with any type of fast and jerky movement since you cannot lock down the joint at any angle. i think that this can certainly be improved for as much as it costs. The lock in foot part is kind of a disappointment. They should have designed it so you can interchange it with other joints as well. The rotation axis range is limited. I wish it could bend near 90 degrees. Works well with the goose neck attachment but you're going to have to shell our more cash to get the angle you want. I do recommend this to anyone looking for the angles but I would tell them to wait a little bit longer to see if they improvement in the near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well but doesn't do exactly what I hoped

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    JRROMMAN
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    This buckle is great for fine tuning the camera angle. But, it is VERY sturdy and not really capable of swiveling in action as I hoped it would. When you take it out of the box, be careful not to think is is not moving, it is just really tight. You need to attach the buckle to another mount so you have some leverage to twist it. I was hoping to be able to unlock the buckle and have it swivel around so I could catch things to my left and my right. But this really doesn't do that. It is designed to stay really stable and is deliberately hard to move. I hope GoPro comes out with a buckle that lets you unlock a buckle to allow for an easy swivel action, then lock it back in place. But, what this buckle does, it does very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Chris
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    When I first opened the package I thought maybe I was using it incorrectly, couldn't adjust it all. The bearing was just really solidly stuck. After twisting and turning a bit it loosened up to the point that I can adjust the mount but it still holds my Session very steady. Bought it for a trip through the Colorado Rockies and wanted to mount my cam to the hood of the car with the GoPro suction cup, but car hoods aren't exactly level to ground. This helped get a nice level steady shot regardless of where on the car the cam was mounted. We'll see how long it holds up and maintains a solid hold before becoming too loose. So far so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MUCH better than the stock joint

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    Falequeen
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    I broke the prongs on the stock clip joint thing because it didn't come with any support between the prongs so I (unwillingly) bought this ball joint buckle, and I couldn't be happier now. I can adjust the camera any which way I want and it stays. It staying where I put it is a big deal since I ride a motorcycle and sometimes can get up in the triple digits, which with a loose ball joint would make the camera move. Not so with this guy. Would 10/10 buy again (not that I think I'll need to, because this comes with a support between the buckle prongs so that they won't break!)!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it says...but

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    DBatNAU
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    It seems to really work well, however in hindsight it was a waste of money. I must have 20 different types of the arm connectors from past GoPro's and different mounts. Really if you just use two connector arms you can get any type of x/y rotation you would need. Also one downfall is that if you are using it with a tripod, and you level the tripod the camera likely won't be perfectly leveled which really you might not even notice, but still, you'd be better off with the original connector that the camera comes with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap plastic, lasted less than a month

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    Ruzt
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    The idea is excellent, it allows to make final edjustments if you mount it to non perpendicular planes, like in the corner of a hood or car roof. Unfortunely, the plastic is bad quality and breaks easily when is inserted o removed of the mount. This is the second in a row with the same problem (the other was a J-hook). This time I will return it, and request a refund.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Useful for pre-existing mounts

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    TealMonster
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    I bought this ball-joint mount for my motorcycle helmet. My helmet already had a mount to it that I did not want to remove or replace, but was at an odd angle causing my footage to be skewed. I was hoping for a joint like this as a remedy. I've been using it for over half a year now and it keeps the angle that you set it to, even while riding in strong winds. I highly recommend this mount if you want to be able to set the angle of your video easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not made too well

    Posted
    JJ022
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    I had to buy 2 of these to find one that would swivel. The first one I bought would not even move at all..so I returned it. The second one was a little better, but it is still very hard to swivel. It looks like it would break after a few uses, otherwise, it is a good idea...but there are similar ones out there that would work better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite mount for my gopro

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    go4geoff
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    Bought this mount AGAIN after I originally bought one for my Hero session. It's got a very sturdy swivel joint that can be easily manipulated to work with the angle you need. But won't come loose or out of place once set. If it's good enough for a high speed motorcycle, it should be great for whatever else your using it for!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It Works!

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    rpelleti
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    It works! What else can I say. No instructions, but that is normal for GoPro cameras and accessories, but you can figure this one out. The ball joint is very stiff, but it has to be in order to keep the camera from wobbling all over the place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easily attaches to go pro.

    Posted
    tinks115
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    THE GOPRO BALL JOINT BUCKLE WAS SO ESY FOR MY SON TO ATTACH TO THETHE GOPRO I BOUGHT HIM FOR CHRISTMAS. HE IS A FOOTBALL PLAYER AND JOINT BUCKLE ALLOWS IM TO VIDEO TPE FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES INSTEADM OF JUST HEAD ON. IT WAS ALE TO GIVE HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THINGS FROM LL PERSPECTIVES AFTER HIS GAMES. HE LOVE IT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought this for my Sporster

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    buckie
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    It works great allowing to move the cameras where the action is. Very simple to install, and you are up and recording in no time. I always have it on when I am riding, one doesn't realize how much detail you missing while cruising down the road. I love this right-to-left, now I do not miss a thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very stiff movement but great for what it does

    Posted
    keithk
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    First things first, you have to realize that the movement on this is really stiff. You're going to have to muscle it to get it to move. That being said, it's super sturdy once you have the correct angle you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Strong

    Posted
    ItsOnlyMemory
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    Great product for the need of flexible positions. I purchased this to mount on my GoPro on my Harley and it worked great. Very secure, and did not move even in the direct wind of high speed travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pivotal move

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    neio11
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    It will not move around unless you force it to. Yes that's right. It takes a bit of force to move it so if you use this on a sticky mount it might just unstick your mount before it moves. It works as expected otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very good all around cam

    Posted
    wolf
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    I have 2 of them now the basic go pro are super I have had one for 5 years and I use it for snowboarding and surfing it dose everything I want it to do and more so I bought another one the basic go pro hero there only a little over a hundred bucks and the super

    I would recommend this to a friend