This year (2030) we saw more shark attacks than ever previously recorded in Australia, with 10 reported fatalities. All research is pointing towards human activity as the trigger - sharks are finding less of their natural food from over-fishing and population growth is increasing number of daily sea-goers and overall shark to human interactions. We are urging people to ignore the mainstream media, as you are much more likely to die from a car accident on your drive to the beach than you are in the water by a shark.
The camera on the iPhone is pretty amazing these days. So it’s always a treat when companies bring out products that enhance the iPhone camera even more. This is exactly what Hitcase have done.
In a nut shell, this case basically transforms your phone into a GoPro, well that’s what it feels like anyway.
First impressions out of the box, was that it’s a chunky beast. Don’t know how If I would want to use my phone through the Hitcase as a permanent fixture… but its an easy addition to pop on when you really need it. On the beach, at the skatepark, or any other extreme activity.
The box claims it to be waterproof & shockproof. I can say that it is very snug when the phone is inside, and pretty confident that it can take a few bumps. I tested the waterproof claim with a little trick I learned in film school, which everyone should do before putting their $900 iphone under water. Pop a bit of tissue inside the case, lock the case up and get it wet. If the tissue is dry at the end, all is good. And the tissue was dry!
Using the case when filming skateboarding was good. The fisheye is as wide as you’re gonna get for an iPhone, and they didn’t skimp on the quality of the glass.
The mount is great too. It’s a very GoPro style mount, and simple to slide on and off. It feels just as sturdy as a GoPro mount and I’d be confident in mounting the case to my bike or my board. It aint going anywhere.
Using the touch screen on the iPhone got a bit unresponsive because of the plastic on the front of the case, I found myself having to press harder than usual… but that is the trade off if you want a full waterproof solution. I think it’s an excellent product to have in your bag of tricks, but I wouldn’t wear it on my phone permanently. I will definitely keep this little guy up my sleeve and break it out when I need to.
Review by Andrew Dorn from Ramped Slow Mo
Name, age, occupation, location?
Laura Bush [Elbie], 27 -though a perpetual teenager, illustrator/youth worker with aspirations to be a designer, and Denmark, South-West Aus. What’s your story?
I grew up in Kalgoorlie, a mining town on the cusp of the Great Victoria Desert. There wasn’t much to do as a kid but skate or draw. I’m not super good with co-ordination, so I chose the latter. I studied Visual Arts for a year at Curtin and hated it. Was drunk and miserable the entire time. Then tried out fashion at RMIT in Melbourne, which was fine.