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GoPro Releases the Battery BacPac – Removable Long Runtime Battery and Charger Module for 1080p HD HERO Camera


March 2, 2011 – Half Moon Bay, Calif. – GoPro, the world’s leading wearable and gear mountable camera company, today announced the launch of the Battery BacPac, the second in a line of removable expansion modules for the company’s best selling 1080p HD HERO camera. The Battery BacPac is a standalone GoPro battery charger that also attaches to the back of the 1080p HD HERO, nearly doubling video and time-lapse photo record times to over 5 hours. This adds to the HD HERO’s reputation as one of the most versatile cameras in the world. Available for order today at GoPro.com and subsequently shipping to retailers around the world, the Battery BacPac has an MSRP of $49.99.


The Battery BacPac follows the incredibly successful LCD BacPac released by GoPro this past February. The LCD BacPac is a removable LCD screen for the 1080p HD HERO camera and, along with the Battery BacPac, illustrates GoPro’s dedication to providing its customers with innovative ways to expand the functionality of their GoPro camera without requiring them to buy an entirely new camera.

“Our customers have been asking us to produce a standalone charger for their spare HD HERO batteries, and we asked ourselves to consider what else a device like this could, and should do, “ says Nicholas Woodman, GoPro’s founder and CEO. “Thanks to the rear expansion port featured on all 1080p HD HERO cameras, the decision was clear. Make a battery charger, yes, but also allow customers to plug this charger and included battery into the back of the HD HERO camera to almost double video and time-lapse photos record times to 5+ hours. The Battery BacPac isn’t just about longer record times…it’s about enabling our customers to use their HD HERO cameras in more creative ways than ever before.”


  • Plugs into any USB charging source (computer, wall, auto chargers) to charge GoPro 1100mAh Lithium-ion batteries
  • Attaches to the back of the 1080p HD HERO camera, providing nearly 2x video and time-lapse photo record times
  • Built-in LED lights indicate battery charge status

Included Items:

  • 1 Battery BacPac
  • 1 1100mAh Li-ion Battery
  • 1 Waterproof Door for HD HERO housing
  • 1 Skeleton Door for HD HERO housing
  • 1 USB cable

Show us what you can do.

GoPro wants to see what video and photo content you can create with longer record times. Share your footage with us on our GoPro Facebook Page and celebrate the versatility that is the HD HERO camera with GoPro fans from around the world.




Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

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