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Tested: SP Gadgets

The Best Filming Accessories


The mission statement of ‘SP Gadgets‘, SP standing for Smart Performance, is simple – “to design the best accessories for your GoPro or other action camera and smart phone so you can get the best performance”. SP have become synonymous with action sports and now also the electronic equipment required to capture these sports. We thought we’d take a closer look at their products and see how they perform under the Dirt scrutiny. There are a whole host of products available, but we selected a few that make sense for tearing down a mountain at speed, just the sort of escapade we specialise in.



POV shots can be some of the most fun to watch back, if captured well. Sometimes the shots can be tricky to capture but the SP POV Extender gives a little more security when POV filming. Its lightweight anodized aluminium frame is compact enough to fit in your pocket, but gives the extra filming length needed when added to either a Bar Mount, Helmet Mount or even the Pole Grips. It’s fast and easy fitting screws means there’s no faff, it’s just a simple on and off when required. It’s compatible with a whole host of different camera options and is a neat little addition to any riders filming equipment.


Bar Mount

Next up is the Bar mount. Once again, this is a versatile bit of kit, allowing you to attach your action cam, POV Light or mobile phone. It has a 360º rotation in 6º increments and has a clamping bar capability range of anything from 23-33mm . It’s lightweight aluminum and polycarbonate construction means you won’t notice any annoying weight changes to the front end but it’s still robust. Whatever you decide to attach to it,  you can be safe that it will be securely on for the whole ride, so you can concentrate on your bit and be rest assured this little number has your expensive equipment locked on like a barnacle.



Phone Mount

Finally, we take a look at the Phone Mount. Although sometimes it’s nice to jump on your bike to escape from the mobile phone nagging. It’s also a handy piece of equipment to have on board. This mount allows for use with any smartphone within a 60-90mm width range and can be used with the POV extender, Pole / Grips and the Bar Mount. So whether it’s POV’s, selfies, navigation, or even using your phone as a display from your camera, this mount keeps everything securely locked in so you’ve got all angles covered.



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