Friends of Hitcase, Paiwen is the first paddleboard company made by and exclusively for women. Paiwen is a big proponent of a healthy lifestyle through Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). Check out Paiwen’s blog for tons of info on paddleboarding for women. Sisters are doing it for themselves! This scene of serenity was shot in Banff, Alberta with an iPhone and Hitcase.
We are constantly amazed at the inspirational videos and photos our customers. Here is Autosoft Racing Team showing you what Vidometer can do way better than we can explain. Check out all their Vidometer videos on their Youtube Channel. Get Vidometer 3 here.
Late Night Racing
Hitcase created their own sports data app called Vidometer for their rugged cases because none of the existing apps incorporated useful data with a well designed interface.
After a year in the app store and consistent improvements, Vidometer has become one of the most popular action camera apps for the iPhone.
The latest version 3 release is a major milestone for GPS video apps as it incorporates maps and data overlays onto iPhone action videos. Vidometer is the only iOS app that overlays maps tracing your route over your videos! No other data recorder app does this.
Sharing is built in too. Record your adventures and share them on Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook! Use #Hitcase or #Vidometer so everyone can find your videos.
Hard Hitting New Features:
- Vidometer Pro with street and satellite maps
- 3 unique map overlays with adjustable zoom levels
- Save videos with embedded maps
- Odometer to track distance traveled
- Detailed current location display
- Graphical Compass
- GPS Tracks / GPS Path Trace
- Automatic video stabilization
- Instagram support for photos and videos with custom square formatting
Of course Vidometer still gives you all the info data junkies want including Speed, Altitude, Compass Heading, G-Force + Acceleration Forces, GPS Coordinates, Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, Distance Traveled, Current Location, and other telemetry data.
Vidometer 3 Is All About Maps
Get map overlays when you upgrade to Vidometer Pro. You get street maps, satellite maps, roads and more. Adjust the zoom level of the maps, get the general area or get in tight, it’s your choice. The map moves with you. You get 3 different map views with different styles of street and aerial maps. You get place/location names and our trademark speed, altitude and shock overlays.
Vidometer 3 can now record how far you traveled with our new odometer feature. Along with the speedometer, you can see exactly how fast and how far you’ve gone on a race or trip.
Vidometer 3.0 can display place names including your exact neighborhood, state, city or even body of water you are in!
Video Stabilization: New!
With compatible iPhones, you get automatic video stabilization. Of course you can turn it off in Vidometer if you wish.
- Mountain Biking
- Sky Diving
- Dirt Biking
- Video Mapping
- any other sports that gets you off!
Vidometer functions great as a HUD, GPS Recorder, Dash Cam, Geocoder, Reverse Geocoder, action sports recorder, and more!
Transform your iPhone into the ultimate action camera by combining your videos with a heads up display.
No, not that kind of juice. We’re talking about getting extra life for your iPhone when you’ve tapped out the built in battery.
Everybody knows the frustration of running out of power in the middle of nowhere, especially when you’re in the middle of recording an event.
We have found the “portable chargers” or “mobile chargers” introduced in the last couple of years essential to our Hitcase recording adventures. These compact chargers contain built in batteries of various capacities that can bring an iPhone back to life as quickly as a wall charger.
Physically, they come in sizes from lipstick case tiny to about the dimensions of a 3.5″ hard drive. Portable chargers are manufactured by name brands like Duracell to no name OEM products from China. Prices typically are from $40 to $100. These small (mostly) but powerful chargers give you portable power when you’re in a pinch. Just throw one of these handy gadgets in your bag or pocket and you’ll never find yourself without a power source when you are on the go.
The variety is almost endless but we’ve found three that stand out.
The iGo Charge Anywhere Series
iGo’s Charge Anywhere products are dual purpose wall charger and portable charger. When you’re near a wall outlet the handy fold out plug turns it into a wall charger but it also comes to the rescue when you find yourself out and about with an empty iPhone battery.
The unique thing about the Duracell GoPowers is their wireless charging capability when partnered with their
dual recharging options. You can recharge the battery through traditional USB or for ultimate convenience recharge it wirelessly on their PowerMat sold separately.
iSound Portable Power Max
The iSound Portable Power Max stands out for it’s massive capacity. Able to With to hold up to 480 hours of power, the Portable Power Max is a power storage monster with 5 USB ports for charging your iPhones, iPads and any other USB powered device. Of course with such a big juice tank the tradeoff is size and weight, the iSound is not something you stuff into your pocket. At 5.75 x 3.25 inches and an inch thick weighing almost a pound this is something to store in your backpack or shoulder bag.
Here are some things to look for when shopping for a portable charger.
Of course the more ports the better, allowing you to charge more gadgets at once but you should also make sure they are of the 2.1amp variety.
You want to make sure at least one USB port is rated at 2.1 amps. This is important to note as the higher amperage allows faster iPhone charging and gives you the option of charging an iPad as well. The 2.1 amp rating will charge your smartphone at a rate comparable to being plugged into an outlet and about 2x faster than a lower rated USB battery.
Many of the portable chargers come with a micro-USB cable but that doesn’t really help you if you have Apple devices. Some will include a 30 pin Apple connector but only now are a few charger makers including a Lightening connector most likely due to cost. Either bring along your iPhone’s Lightening connector or budget for an extra one to go with the charger.
The ability to keep recording when you’re in the middle of nowhere is invaluable and battery encased mobile chargers do the trick by powering up fast in a portable package that fits into a pocket or backpack. We couldn’t do without these handy gadgets whenever Hitcase goes on a recording session.
Greg Hammond is the new Director of Brand Marketing for Hitcase.
VANCOUVER, BC – April 8th 2014 – Hitcase, makers of waterproof, shockproof, mountable iPhone cases and accessories for active people, announces the addition of Greg “Hammer” Hammond to its senior leadership team as Director of Brand Marketing for the growing company. In his role, Hammond will lead the development and execution of the brand’s global marketing and brand initiatives across all communication, brand, and sales channels .
A well-known figure from tradeshows and events, Hammond brings over 20 years of sales, marketing and branding expertise in the active lifestyle and action sports marketplace. Most recently, he worked concurrently as National Marketing Manager for Shimano/Pearl Izumi in Canada, and as the North American Sports Marketing Manager for Shimano American Corp – Bicycle Division.
He started his career with Shimano as a sponsored angler and bicycle rider, eventually rising to lead marketing teams in both the United States and Canada, where he executed global media launches for flagship products, managed athletes, and lead creative brand direction.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Hammer to the Hitcase family,” said Christie Craig, VP of Global Sales at Hitcase. “Hammer brings deep experience moving brands into a market-leading position. His blue-chip background will help us implement our content strategy, as well as expand our footprint within specialty and boutique retail.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to help build a premium global brand and position Hitcase for aggressive growth” said Hammond. “We’re moving quickly to become the dominant player in this exciting new product category.”
Hitcase is re-imagining how people use their iPhones. Indestructible, waterproof, shock-resistant, and mountable, with interchangeable lenses, apps, and accessories, the product transforms an iPhone into a mountable, wearable, easy-to-use creative device, giving active people a simple way to capture and share their adventures.
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Our friend Dalton Smith sent us this sweet little edit. So many activities! He uses his HITCASE for everything! Check out the E-Board (electric skateboard) next level!
We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with two fantastic distributors in Canada and the UK!
In Canada we’ve partnered with Hitfar as our exclusive Canadian distributor in the mobile, consumer electronics, and lifestyle marketplace. Effective immediately, Hitfar will begin pushing Hitcase into their extensive network of CE, mobile, and lifestyle accounts, leveraging their 25 years of experience working with top brands such as Samsung, Skullcandy, Otterbox, Parrot, Plantronics and others.
Read the full press release here.
We’ve also partnered with MMD Distribution as our exclusive UK distributor (including Ireland and North Ireland). MMD is one of Europe’s leading distributors of high-end accessories for smartphones, consumer electronics, and accessories, and will begin placing Hitcase into boutique consumer electronics and lifestyle/outdoor accounts, as well as premium Apple re-sellers.
Read the full press release here.
Hitcase is teaming up with Orage, a leader in mountains sportswear by hosting their Chinese Downhill for the whole event from March 25th to March 28th. 2 Teams, 20 Events, 89 Flamingo Points & 10 Grand up for grabs! We need your help choosing a winner. Just watch the two videos below then vote for your favorite team!
The Orage Masters event is a team vs team ski battle of fun, bragging rights and ski trickery that leaves athletes and spectators speechless and begging for more. This year, skiing’s one and only “anti-comp” is headed to the backcountry of Retallack lodge, BC with 10 of the most diverse skiers in the world, each set to show the world what a good time looks like… and maybe win $10,000 dollars cold hard cash along the way compliments of Orage and sponsors.
This year’s Masters is backcountry at Retallack Lodge . No fans will be able to attend any part of this Masters.. so the Orage Masters is taking Rumble at Retallack online!
Hitcase will be hosting the Chinese Downhill all three days starting on Wednesday. It’s basically a free for all race with Pro’s trying to make it down to the finish line (Hitcase tent) in one piece and of course.. first.
All the athletes will be able to rock their own Hitcase. We gave everyone on each team an action case so there should be some pretty insane videos that comes out of this contest.
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
Watch both videos below and then vote for your favorite! Do you like Pirates or Superheros?!?
Get regular updates from the Hitcase and Orage Facebook pages.
Is there anything this girl can’t do? Snowboarding, skateboarding, skimboarding, photography and ambassador to top action sports brands like Hitcase, Amber is one of our most prolific and enthusiastic content producers. You can see some of her awesome videos and pics shot with Hitcase Pro on one of her many social media channels below. (PS she’s wearing our new FloatR neoprene sling that keeps your Hitcase afloat in the photo above.)
A great collection of clips showing the Hitcase Pro being used underwater!