Kool Tools: Optrix XD5 for the iPhone 5
Action junkies, take note: Oprtix's US$129.95 Optrix HD5 lets you take action footage with your iPhone 5. It's a camera optimizing system for the Apple smartphone that lets you record wide-angle HD videos under punishing conditions.
The Optrix XD5 incorporates features from Optrix's award-winning XD4 product, including the 175 degree lens that enhances the iPhone’s 1080p HD optics and the clear protective membrane that lets you continue to use your iPhone while it's in the housing. It enhances the previous design with a thinner, lighter and stronger unibody, and a new rail mounting system for quick on-off for helmets, chest mounts, water sport mounts, handle mounts, and more.
Designed using the same concept as a Formula 1 race car, the XD5 utilizes a "monocoque" protective unibody system that encapsulates the iPhone 5, shielding it from pressure and making it drop safe from up to 40 feet. In addition, the XD5’s design utilizes a unique waterproofing seal that guarantees waterproof ability up to a depth of 15 feet.
The XD5 also incorporates a second door to access charging connectors, headphone jack and microphone. For iPhone 5 users wishing to enhance their videos, Optrix provides a suite of video recording and editing software and apps, including VideoPro, which adds full telemetry data such as speed, G-force, lap time and track map onto the video. For more info go to www.optrix.com .