updated 03:40 pm EST, Wed March 2, 2011
BacPac charger/battery doubles record time
GoPro has launched the Battery BacPac for its 1080p HD Hero camera. The Battery BacPac can act as a standalone battery charger for HD Hero batteries or attach to the camera. When attached, the BacPac extends video and time-lapse photo record times of the HD Hero camera to over 5 hours.
The unit connects to any USB charging source with the included cable. Onboard LED indicators show charge status. The Battery BacPac ships with a 1100mAh Li-ion Battery, one waterproof and one protective door for the HD Hero, and a USB cable. It retails for $49.
This is the second accessory for the 1080p HD Hero camera. GoPro had previously introduced a detachable viewscreen, the LCD BacPac.