To start the new year off with a bang we hosted the Choose Your Own Adventure photo contest. HITCASE is about pursuing all of life’s adventures and we wanted to see how you choose yours, so we invited adventurers and iPhone enthusiasts from around the world to share an image that says… Adventure. Big, small, fun, funny, city, mountains – didn’t matter, we wanted to see what gets you outside and exploring. We were overwhelmed receiving over 200 amazing images and blown away by our #HITCASE community that cast over 4500 votes for their favourite images.
Kevin Pearce’s Snowboard Pro Camp YouTube channel is dedicated to making you a better snowboarder. He’s answering your questions, making the videos you request, sharing wisdom and helping you progress.
He bought himself the HITCASE Pro 6 waterproof iPhone case with interchangeable lenses and has made it his go-to filming partner for the channel. Make sure you subscribe to his channel and get the HITCASE pow day experience below.
“This entire snowboarding Vlog was filmed on my iPhone 6 using the Hitcase. The Hitcase is a waterproof and shockproof case that allows you to attach wide angle lenses and mount your iPhone to a pole. The wide angle lens is key for filming action sports. I got up at 6 am to head up Whistler mountain for fresh tracks. The peak chair had 20+ cm’s of new snow. The morning on peak chair was spent snowboarding through powder and dropping cliffs. In the afternoon we headed to the Christmas trees area for some fresh tracks snowboarding through trees. It was an incredible day of snowboarding with my buddy Scotty. The Hitcase worked well and allowed the iphone to capture some great video.” – Kevin Pearce
Kevin, an avid surfer from Vermont was sessioning one of his secret surf spots in New Hampshire when a hurricane grade swell took him out and sent him swimming. He had paddled out with his iPhone 5 and HITCASE Pro to take some videos, but lost his phone when he got slapped around by Mother Nature. Bummer. “When I came up I immediately looked around me for the Hitcase/ U-Float but couldn’t see it anywhere. The waves were pumping and I had just paddled out however I made the decision to head in and search the beach.” Kevin walked the entire length of the beach and found no trace of his phone. Best case scenario was alerting the oceanside Lifeguards to manifest a miracle that a beachcomber would find his phone and turn it in.
After an epic surf session sans phone, Kevin made the 3 hour trek back home to Vermont where his wife used the ‘find my iPhone app’ to ping his phone literally floating in the water. The couple followed the phone from the water to the rocks, then moving down the beach to eventually motoring down the highway. “I just assumed someone had found it and decided to take it,” comments Kevin. Turns out that one of the lifeguards had actually found it and turned it over to Cinnamon Rainbows (the local NH surf shop), whose staff happened to know Kevin’s friend local shaper Sean Gulla from ‘Sodium Surfboards.’ Sean ended up delivering the phone the next day…to…wait for it…Kevin’s shop ‘WND&WVS’ the next day. “The case was super sandy and salty, but the phone was completely undamaged and I was able to rinse out the Hitcase and use it again.”
Our HITCASE Pro waterproof iPhone case has seen a lot of media love lately. Its hard for us not to get excited reading how others are spreading the stoke. Make sure to hit up Coast Mountain Culture for the full review and plenty of interesting stories from mountain towns across Canada.
“But what if you could put all of of this mounting capability, as well as the ability to change lenses (not an option for GoPros) all in one package? One beefy enough to protect your phone from big hits and forays into the wetter parts of the world? I’ve had the opportunity to play around with the Hitcase PRO and have been thoroughly impressed.” – Coast Mountain Culture
We are thrilled to be featured by such a respected authority on iPhone products, the 5 star review was icing on the cake. High fives all around.
“The Hitcase Snap is the more compact option, but the Hitcase Pro+ can handle some serious adventure. Both HitCases are fantastic products, and which one you prefer is dependent upon your lifestyle. I would highly recommend either.” – Conner Carey
Coming from the East Coast of Florida it only made sense to explore this amazing country, as it’s just a flight across the Atlantic to the neighbouring coastline. Portugal blew me away from the time I saw land outside the plane window, not to mention wandering the historic streets of Lisbon and cruising south in the Algarve.
The main areas I explored were the beautiful city of Lisbon and Portugal’s amazing southern coast, the Algarve. I felt an incredible contrast between the busy city and the golden cliffs and caves of the South. The Algarve was an outdoor enthusiast’s dream as I was jet skiing around the cliffs and off roading in the backcountry, while the city would have your head turning and double taking at every unique and history filled building down its stone paved pathways.
The culture was much more welcoming and open than I would have expected and the people were always helpful, even though I did not speak Portuguese. The language was definitely difficult to understand, but it usually only took a few blank stares at a train or metro route for someone to welcome me in their assistance, usually in broken english. This welcoming feeling was so awesome to experience while traveling alone and finding my way around. I had the chance to meet several different types of people from varying generations and the passion in the many people I came across was unreal. You could see passion in the art around the city, the stoke in the younger generations at the skateparks, the warm hearts of the local families I was able to have dinner with, and in the energy of the tour guides and community I met while adventuring.
While wandering in and out of my comfort zone, walking around with just my HITCASE, it was inspiring to be able to capture so many epic memories while in the moment. The lookout points were endless and the food was delicious… just thinking about it now, its hard not to miss Portugal. A country I knew so little about and left only wanting to learn and experience more. I will be back there for more adventure, no doubt.
Captured on the TrueLUX Superwide lens in the heart of downtown Lisbon, Portugal
Captured on the TrueLUX Superwide lens while taking in the sun on the open windowsill of an infamous abandoned casino building
Captured on the TrueLUX Superwide lens at Serra da Arrabida cliffside
Captured on the TrueLUX Superwide lens at a secluded beach cave in the Algarve
Captured on the TrueLUX Superwide lens while sitting on the edge, overlooking the beautiful village of Sesimbra
Captured on the TrueLUX Superwide lens, cruising to my next adventure int he back country of the Algarve in South Portugal
With the iOS platform Periscope-ing and Tweeting are no longer mutually exclusive. Mitch didn’t believe broadcasting an underwater world was possible until he found our ecosystem of products and now you can expect to be scrolling your Twitter feed to see Mitch using his HITCASE on his next Periscope adventure.
If pictures speak a thousand words — video expresses even more. HITCASE has been enabling iPhone users to capture experiences and adventure in places and ways never thought possible, and as early adopters of the Periscope platform we at HITCASE are thrilled to be sharing our adventures in a language 140 characters hasn’t been able to translate. Your iPhone can do better, is it Ready For Adventure?