I’ve been testing and using the Cobalt Cage for about a month now and it’s quickly become a go to item for most of my daily Hero 3 use. I don’t do a lot of extreme car racing, so the attractiveness of the Cobalt Cage for me is the number of mounting points. Add 3 or 4 cold shoes adapters to the cage and you have a place for a microphone, field recorder, monitor, and whatever else you can think of.

Redrock Micro Cobalt Cage (1 of 1)

Even though my Hero 3 is usually relatively safe, for this review I decided to risk it with a little more abuse. The Cobalt Cage is supposed to provide full protection of your camera from drops, impacts, and crushing forces. So check out the video above to see me drive over the Cobalt Cage  with a truck and toss it off a 3 story cement dike.

Redrock Micro Cobalt Cage 2 (1 of 1)

For those of you using quadcopters, the Cobalt Cage adds 6.35 oz (180 g) to the weight of the Hero 3. I’m not sure what the max capacity is on most quadcopters but that basically triples the weight of a Hero 3 black edition which I believe is around 3.5 oz in it’s case.

redrock micro hero 3 cage (6 of 7)

As I noted in the review, the only downside I see to the Cobalt Cage is the thumb nut on the back of the unit. If you don’t get that nice and tight your Gopro might come loose when falling from a moving vehicle. Also, if the impact ends up severally bending the thumb screw, you might have a hard time getting your camera out of this rather solid piece of aluminum. Still those are pretty minor concerns when compared to the protection this case provides.

You might also want to check out this earlier post if you are trying to decide between the Cobalt Cage and Combat Cage.

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