A popular sales phrase during the rise of camera phones was “the best camera you have is the one with you”. Thanks to incredible advances in cell phone cameras, many people now use their camera phones as their primary camera.
With devices like the iPhone, many people would rather leave home with their smartphone than their wallet. Add in a good GPS, compact size and plenty of outdoor apps and an iPhone can turn into a great accessory on the trail.
Except for one little issue: it’s not waterproof.
If you’re hiking along a river or lake or just in parts of the world that are a little on the damp side, you must be careful with using your iPhone on the trail. Unless you have the Optrix HD Sport Case for an iPhone 4/4S or iPod Touch.
Rugged and waterproof, yet still amazingly slim, you can now take your iDevice on a hike with you without fear of destruction. While only depth rated to one foot, this should be plenty to allow you to utilize your favorite trail app or take pictures or video on your adventure.
A half a millimeter thick membrane protects your screen while still allowing you to utilize all of the touch-screen features you’ve come to love. Just imaging shooting images or video, doing a quick edit in iMovie then sending it to your friends, all while still on the trail! Soon, you’ll be able to add on a “data acquisition app” that will allow you to import speed, G-force and more to your videos. Great for skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers!
With both curved and flat mounts, you can attach your camera wherever is most convenient. And to top it off, the connection is anti-vibration, so your videos are less likely to cause motion sickness.
At only $89.99, this is affordable insurance for anyone who likes to bring their iPhone along for your outdoor adventure activities!