The GoPro is an amazing camera for capturing all your action shots. If you’re doing all your stunts during the day, that is. When shooting at night or other low-light situations, however, you’re on your own. That’s where the Sidekick comes in.
A companion light for GoPro cameras, it mounts to the side of the action cam and delivers a powerful wide flood beam, illuminating the scene that your camera is recording. That way, you can leave the handheld light when exploring caves, paddle boarding at midnight, or riding the expansive trails inside an underground bike park – simply tack this on your camera and let the pair do the work.
The Sidekick uses a Cree XM-L U2 LED, which delivers a flooding 90-degree 600 lumen beam, ensuring you get maximum image quality, regardless of lighting conditions. It comes with its own rechargeable battery that’s good for an hour of operation (at max power, 4 hours on low), so there’s no drain on your GoPro, with a watertight enclosure capable of diving up to 200 feet underwater, making it just as rugged and durable as the camera it’s supporting. Mounting is done using a secure, low-profile arm that can work with all existing GoPro mounts, so it should work with your current setup, with no additional adjustments. An optional Sidekick Duo adds a second lighting device to the assembly, giving you the option to use a 23-degree 400-lumen spot beam for navigation.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Sidekick. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $100.