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Optrix offers rugged iPhone 5 case with interchangeable lenses

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The wide-angle lens on the Optrix case resembles the video style of the popular GoPro cameras.

Adventurers who want to document their extreme activities can now convert their smartphone into a GoPro-esque device with the waterproof iPhone 5 case with interchangeable lenses from Optrix.

The Xpedition case shown this week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas comes standard with a polarizing lens to assist in underwater photography. Optrix also makes a 2X zoom, 3X zoom, macro and ultra-wide 175-degree lens. All the lenses are made of glass and produced high-quality results when we experimented with the case at Optrix’s CES booth.

Along with the Xpedition’s interchangeable lens system, Optrix makes claims of great case durability. The case, its says, can survive being run over by a three-ton truck and take crystal clean photos at the bottom of a river.

The ruggedized case is currently available for iPhone 4/4S with a tripod mount for $99 and will be released mount-free in April for the iPhone 5 for $79.99 -- significantly less expensive than the price of a GoPro camera.

Comments

Total comments: 7
olmo47
By olmo47 (Jan 30, 2013)

I am interested in this one since I am into kayaking.

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The Customer
By The Customer (Jan 10, 2013)

Nifty!

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glossywhite
By glossywhite (Jan 9, 2013)

Or just buy a dSLR...

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jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (Jan 10, 2013)

and stop this miserable my-iphone-is-my-camera

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chj
By chj (Jan 10, 2013)

So you have your DLSR + waterproof case ($2000+) with you at all times? It must be nice to be retired.

Comment edited 22 seconds after posting
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Zebooka
By Zebooka (Jan 10, 2013)

2 chj:
Nice to be retarded :))))

1 upvote
chrisnfolsom
By chrisnfolsom (Jan 14, 2013)

There has to be something in between tho - it is annoying having people block my view of a site (the
Grand Canyon) with their smart phones - good, but need better flashes, lenses and dynamic range - all will get better, but most people too lazy to even take a smaller camera - much less a dslr to get pictures worth more than sharing on facebook. Not a snob, but a pragmatist.

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