Optrix XD5 Rugged Action Video Sports Housing for the iPhone

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Optrix-XD5-reviewOptrix XD5 is an ultra-rugged camera-optimizing system for the iPhone 5 that empowers you to record wide-angle HD videos under harsh conditions.

Optrix, designer of action video and sports specialty housings for the iPhone unveils this tough case that disasterproofs your iPhone 5. The XD5 an iPhone 5 camera system built for sports enthusiasts by sports enthusiasts.

The Optrix XD5 system enhances the 1080p HD video optics of the iPhone 5 by adding an all-glass, three element, 175º wide-angle lens. This lens adds context to action scenes by framing in a little bit of helmet, the handlebars of the bike, or the interior of a car. A clear protective membrane allows you to continue operating your iPhone while in the housing.

The housing is an upgrade from the previous design of the XD4, with a thinner, lighter and stronger unibody and a new rail mounting system for quick on/off for helmets, chest mounts, watersport mounts and handle mounts.

Optrix used the same design concept as a Formula 1 race car in the XD5 utilizing a “monocoque” protective unibody system that encapsulates the iPhone 5, shielding it from pressure and making it drop safe from up to 40 feet. Feel confident to get it wet with the XD5’s waterproofing seal that Optrix guarantees has waterproof ability down to a depth of 15 feet.

In addition, the XD5 has a second door to access charging connectors, a headphone jack and a microphone. If you wish to enhance your 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. You can pick up an Optrix XD5 for $129.95.

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