The iPhone 5 has a very capable camera on it that can capture HD quality video. Why not exploit this feature and use your iPhone 5 as a rugged action cam? Well, for starters, the iPhone 5 itself isn’t what I would call the most drop resistant phone out there nor is it what I would consider tough. Well, Hitcase is looking to change that with the availability of the Hitcase Pro for the iPhone 5.
The Hitcase Pro is a waterproof tough case that turns your iPhone 5 into a rugged POV camera. Not only that, it includes a built in lens that converts the iPhone 5 camera into a 170-degree wide angle lens so you don’t miss any of the action. The Hitcase Pro is waterproof up to 33-feet, shockproof, and dustproof. There’s even the free Vidometer 2.0 app that you can download to accompany the whole package.
The Hitcase Pro is available now for $129.99. For more information, check out the full press release below.
Vancouver, BC – April 3, 2013 – Hitcase, maker of rugged sports activity products for iPhone, announces the immediate availability of the Hitcase Pro for iPhone 5. This waterproof, mountable case transforms your iPhone into a POV camera to capture experiences anywhere, even 33 feet underwater. Hitcase Pro features a new 170-degree custom lens that delivers sharper and better-saturated photos and videos, and triples your iPhone camera’s field of view. Made for outdoor and action sports enthusiasts who love sharing their adventures with friends, Hitcase Pro now pairs with the updated Vidometer™ 2.0, a free app that lets you choose custom overlays to record your speed, altitude, G-Force and other data on top of your videos and upload them to Facebook or YouTube.
Not Just Another Rugged iPhone Case
Along with its built-in wide-angle lens for capturing professional quality photos and videos, Hitcase Pro is designed to be tough enough to handle abuse, while still giving you complete access to your phone’s touchscreen. The new, stronger design is composed of a Gen2 ABS/Polycarbonate blend with a soft-touch rubberized exterior for added grip and comfort. On the inside, Hitcase Pro’s ShockPad now uses Poron® to absorb the shock that other cases would transmit to your phone’s internal components when used in high vibration environments like motocross or auto racing tracks. Even with this added protection, the Hitcase design team was able to slim down the profile of the iPhone 5 model, maintaining durability while taking less room in your pocket.
Adventure with Confidence
Hitcase Pro for iPhone 5 has a waterproof rating of IP68, as defined in International Standard IEC 60529, which is the most rigorous classification. It can be used up to a depth of 33 feet or 10 meters, the deepest of any touchscreen capable iPhone case on the market. Whether you are heading out on the kayak, surfboard or wakeboard, the Hitcase Pro’s ShockSeal keeps out water and dust with a patent pending H-seal design that provides an extra barrier over standard single-seal, O-ring cases. Plus Hitcase Pro is still the easiest tough case to use on the market. It takes just a few seconds to insert or remove your device from the case.
Hitcase Pro comes with a GoPro® compatible Railslide™ Mount System that lets you quickly mount the case or remove it with just a finger and thumb. You don’t even need to remove your helmet. Auto-locking functionality and a one-button trigger release make this the easiest mount you’ve ever used. The Tripod TiltR and the StickR mount are packaged with Hitcase Pro, but additional specialty mounts are available including the SuckR suction cup mount for boating and auto use and the ChestR mount, which allows for hands-free use of Hitcase and is also great for checking out videos without fear of dropping your iPhone if you’re on a ski lift.Full Use of Your Phone
Hitcase Pro for iPhone 5 also features better audio channeling for phone calls and audio with no sacrifices. The patent-pending ShockSeal system incorporates a super thin waterproof seal for both the speaker and microphone, allowing you to make or receive calls in all weather conditions. The tough screen cover also gives you full touchscreen use. Plus Hitcase’s machined stainless steel power and volume buttons give reassuring tactile feedback, even through gloves.“We’ve improved Hitcase Pro in every possible way for iPhone 5,” said Hitcase founder Brooks Bergreen. “From the lens and the casing to the even smoother Railslide Mount System and the updated Vidometer app, Hitcase Pro makes it super easy to capture and share crazy and fun experiences on land and in the water.”In the Box
• Hitcase Pro
• GoPro® Compatible Railslide™ Mount
• Tripod TiltR
• StickR Mount
• Wrist Strap
• Additional Port Plug
• Quick Start GuideVidometer 2.0
Vidometer 2.0 is the latest incarnation of Hitcase’s free iPhone app, which is now available on the App Store. The app now comes with two new graphical overlays and 14 different combinations to make each video that you capture unique.The Rally Overlay has a stylized digital-analog speedometer and comes in two different color combinations. It also has options for low speed use (mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing) and high speed use (motorbike, automobile, etc.). The new Minimal Graphical Overlay displays compass, latitude, longitude, speed, altitude, current date and time all in a text only format, plus it comes in five color options. Hitcase also added four new color options to the original graphical overlay, which features the popular shock and tilt/horizon meter.Hitcase Pro for iPhone 5 is available at Hitcase.com for $129.99 with free shipping worldwide.About Hitcase
Based in the outdoor sports mecca of Vancouver, British Columbia, Hitcase builds the world’s best sports activity products for iPhone. For more information on Hitcase visit www.hitcase.com or https://www.facebook.com/
Hitcase. Download Hitcase’s free iPhone action video app Vidometer.