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Hostevie GoPro mouth mount


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A GoPro mount that you grip between your teeth is a strange accessory to have. But it lets you use the camera without using your hands, or strapping it to your head. This way, you get more stable shots and a POV (Point of View) a lot closer to reality.

Hostevie mouth mount review

I had the chance to test the GoPro mouth mount by Hostevie. This mount is intended for surfers, so it was designed for action sports, which sounds ideal for Parkour. The mouthpiece is made of soft silicone, designed for snorkeling, so it is nice and comfortable to bite on. This helps in surfing, so you don’t get water inside your mouth. However, this also means that you can’t breathe through you mouth. And if you’re training in Parkour, breathing through you nose, mouth and ears is crucial when you’re in need of extra oxygen.

The best thing about this type of mount is that you can shoot much more stable videos due to the heads natural inclination to stay balanced and you get a much more dynamic feel for the shots, since it’s moving along with your head without vibrating, unlike the head strap. That is one of the things that me and a lot of Free runners will like about this.

The GoPro mouth mount really lightweight and easy to carry so you won’t have space issues like you do with GoPro mounts that come with their own hard-cases and storage systems. This is another major advantage, since most of the time, training means moving from spot to spot, so always keeping track of your cases and boxes just leads to more frustration.

Let me give you a short overview of the best and less good features of this mount:

Pro:

  • better camera stability which leads to an improved POV feel. This was one of the things I really liked about this mount
  • light and compact enough to carry around everywhere.
  • the rubber mouth grip is soft and comfortable during runs.

Cons:

  • the mouthpiece prevents you from breathing through your mouth. While this helps when you’re in the water to stop liquids going in, in Parkour or Freerunning, sometimes you need extra air, especially if your nose is not clear.
  • your GoPro camera is upside-down so you will need to to rotate the video. This isn’t a major issue, but I do think that you’ll need to take this into consideration, especially if you’re not that good with video editing.

Conclusion:

It’s a great mount for surfing and a good mount for Parkour or Free running. It has a couple of disadvantages like the breathing and the upside down resulting video, but unless you’re only shooting POV videos that shouldn’t be a problem. At the price range, this mount seems like a nice accessory to have in order to make your videos even more awesome.

8 comments
  1. György Mohl

    August 11, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I also use a mouth mount for POV shots, but my one is just a DIY piece.
    The upside-down thing is not a problem, because the camera has a built-in option for recording everything that way.

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  2. Dan Dinu

    March 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    That’s also true. I’m curious how you built your DIY piece.

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  3. Marc Holmes

    March 2, 2016 at 12:54 pm
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  5. Me

    November 3, 2016 at 7:30 am

    You can just turn the camera upside down so that’s not a problem.

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    • Me

      November 3, 2016 at 7:32 am

      You can do it in settings.

      Reply
  6. xXshadowgamingxX12

    February 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

    I bet it feel weird inside the mouth because you have to hold it between you teeth

    Reply

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