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It's Like the Original
on October 21, 2015
The product I received seems equal to the original equipment, or possibly slightly better. I use it with a Hero 960, which takes the same housing as the Hero2. A couple of comments responding to earlier reviews:
At least one reviewer believed the housing received is after-market, that is by a company other than GoPro. I don't know if that's so or not with the one I received, but it would seem irrelevant: at least some of the after-market products offered for use with GoPro cameras are far superior to the original equipment. The GoPro mounts, for instance, are not suitable for high-pressure road bicycle tires used on city streets -- I had at least a dozen GoPro mounts break, and I know others who've had the same problem. The Fotasy mounts are orders of magnitude better than what GoPro makes. Similarly, the Wasabi Power batteries have proven better -- operating the camera as much as 30 minutes longer -- and are around a third of the price, plus come with an AC recharger. So judge the product by the product, and not by whether it's after-market or not.
As for the Replacement housing, a number of people seem to have been shipped the wrong product, that is, the Skeleton housing. Please don't rate the right product down because you were shipped the wrong item -- that's a bit misleading to the rest of us.
Some have also complained that their housing leaked. The packaging which came with mine suggests testing the housing to make sure it was not damaged in shipping. This is a good idea and easy enough: just immerse the closed housing in a sink of water, push the buttons, and make sure there's no string of bubbles emerging from the case. You might also stuff the inside with a little bathroom tissue and make sure it doesn't get wet.
Finally, the product I receive seems like the original GoPro housing, with one exception: the tabs which extend from the housing and fit into the mount and then receive the mounting screw seem just slightly thicker. That's good. It means that this housing, unlike the previous two, is a little less likely to break and doesn't have to be tightened down quite as much in order to hold its position. Otherwise I can't see any difference between this and the original. Note that GoPro says it no longer has any remaining inventory of this case.