LongShot systems are in use around the world, by professionals and amateurs alike. Users include NASA, military, Hollywood, laboratories, universities, transit systems, pilots, law enforcement, U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and people just like you.
To our knowledge, as of this writing (May, 2016) there is no other waterproof, dust proof, vibration proof system like the LongShot.
The obvious benefit of the LongShot is fixing the chronically short battery life in the GoPro cameras.
A less obvious, but very important benefit is heat management. There are two primary sources of heat in a GoPro, and the LongShot eliminates them both. One is the internal charging circuit, which the LongShot does not activate. The other is the GoPro battery itself, which becomes warm during use and while it is charging in the camera.
Your GoPro will also run cooler with our systems, period.
Regarding compatibility with the new Hero3+ or Hero4 camera, the short answer is yes, the LongShot is compatible. The long answer is that you need to be aware that the ‘new’ housing is different:
Our preference is to use the original housing. We believe it is stronger, has a better latching mechanism, and has more airspace for better heat management. Therefore our standard LongShot Head Unit (below) includes a complete original housing. Any GoPro Hero3, 3+, or Hero4 works perfectly in the original housing.
The LongShot ‘HD’ is our ‘Heavy Duty’ system. This means that the connection to your battery is secure and your camera is waterproof, all the way back to your power connection. You can expose the camera to the elements, even run it underwater. The HD is ideal for applications on boats, trucks, planes, helicopters, commercial vehicles, etc.