New Optrix XD5 Transforms iPhone 5 into an Action Sports Video Camera

Now available, the XD5 enhances the iPhone 5, turning into an exceptional sports action video camera with unparalleled protection against water and shock
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New Optrix XD5 Transforms iPhone 5 into an Action Sports Video Camera

Now available, the XD5 enhances the iPhone 5, turning into an exceptional sports action video camera with unparalleled protection against water and shock

Marin, CA – April 2, 2013Optrix, designer of iPhone housings, mounts, and software for sports action videos, announces the availability of Optrix XD5, an ultra- rugged point-of-view video recording solution for iPhone 5. The XD5 allows the iPhone to be mounted anywhere, capturing the intensity of sports action adventure with drastically enhanced quality while being fully protected against the most punishing conditions. 

The Optrix XD5 incorporates a 175 degree wide-angle glass lens that improves and corrects the iPhone 5’s minimal 120 degree lens. Optrix also offers the free VideoSport App that adjusts the iPhone 5’s video camera settings for crisper results. Together, these features allow users to create video that truly captures the you-are-there experience, transforming the iPhone into the ideal videocam for capturing high-velocity sports action.

Ultra-rugged, crushproof and waterproof, the XD5 uses an impact resistant, custom poly-carbonate unibody design for the ultimate in iPhone protection. Using the XD5, the iPhone has successfully tested for survival in drop tests up to a height of 30 feet. The housing’s enhanced design also utilizes a unique waterproofing seal that guarantees waterproofness up to a depth of 15ft. The XD is more sleek and slim, and vastly stronger and more waterproof than the typical “clamshell” style cases on the market.

“Optrix is proud to unveil the world’s toughest case that disaster-proofs the iPhone 5,” said John Willenborg, founder of Optrix. “The XD5 is the only iPhone 5 video camera system built for action sports enthusiasts by action sports enthusiasts.”

The XD5 also incorporates a clear protective membrane over the touch screen that allows users to continue operating their iPhone while in the housing plus a second door to access charging connectors, headphone jack and microphone. In addition to the videocam solution, it is also an ideal option as an everyday rugged case.

Offering a wide range of mounting accessories, the XD5’s new and innovative rail mounting system is perfect for quick on-off and recording anywhere there will be action. From helmet mounts to motorsports and water sports, to steadycams and chase rigs, a ready-to-go mounting solution is available.

For iPhone 5 users wishing to enhance their videos, Optrix provides a suite of cutting-edge 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.

“Many action sports video camera systems exist, but only the XD5 takes into account real life video capturing needs,” added Willenborg. “The ability to easily adjust shooting angles, access to all controls and its compatibility with multiple mounting options solidifies the XD5 as the ideal action camera system for the iPhone 5.”

Optrix XD5 can be found at select Apple and Best Buy stores; and online at Apple.com, Bestbuy.com and www.optrix.com.For additional information, visit our website.

About Optrix
Optrix designs and manufactures iPhone housings, mounts, and software for sports action videos. Obsessive attention to detail, function and purpose allow Optrix products to offer unsurpassed protection while delivering stunning results, redefining what you thought possible with an iPhone.

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