HITCASE Athlete Geoff Brown’s Out Of Service Video Teaser Is Out Now!

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Geoff Brown and his crew of snow gurus ventured out into the mountains in search of deep snow and good times. They headed to zones where cell phones lose service and instead are simply high-priced cameras. All POV footage was shot simply on an iPhone and a HITCASE PRO, our toughest most rugged iPhone case. Shockproof, mountable, waterproof protection for your iPhone.

Check out all their antics in this teaser to their web-trilogy, released exclusively on Transworld Snowboarding

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HITCASE in The Globe and Mail: Five pieces of outdoor gear to chase away the winter blues

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A deep snow bank or torrential downpour won’t stop you from catching that shot on your iPhone with the Hitcase Pro, the only case to have when you are inside nature’s washing machine. It’s 100-per-cent waterproof and drop-proof, letting you fearlessly share your life with the world. $99.99; hitcase.com

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Waterproof Cases for iPhone 7 on the Way!

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With Apples official launch of the iPhone 7, we are excited to announce that production has already begun on the HITCASE PRO and HITCASE SHIELD for the iPhone 7.

The HITCASE SHIELD is the world’s thinnest IP68 rated waterproof iPhone case. It will be available this fall for iPhone 7. Apple’s announced iPhone 7 has built in water-resistance for accidental water exposure or splashes, which is fantastic news for iPhone users and even better news for HITCASE users seeking adventure with their fully waterproof HITCASES. Sleek, durable, lightweight and beautifully crafted, everything you want in a phone case with protection you can trust in water and on land. The HITCASE SHIELD for iPhone 7 will launch this November.

The HITCASE PRO for iPhone 7 will be available for pre-order later this year. The PRO case takes HITCASE customers even further and adventuring farther with it’s versatile Railside mounting system for hands free live video streaming and video capture. It allows interchangeable TrueLUX (fisheye, wide, macro) lens options giving customers a suite of creative tools to capture and share their adventures directly from their iPhone, no cameras needed.

The Life Of The Party Is Your Hitcase

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The Hitcase is designed to effectively withstand the punishing elements of nature and the physical abuse of action sports. The potential dangers to mobile devices of these intense activities aren’t that much different from a good party. To iPhones, water sports are like drinking games and dancing is like off-roading.

I used to be one of the directors at New York City’s former greatest nightclub, Sound Factory, and remember the bartenders joking about how many phones they see people ruining by spilled drinks every night. The cleanup crew would even find a few of them sitting in the bottom of toilets or cracked on the dance floor.

That was back in 2001 when mobile phones were rare compared to how it is now. So many Samsungs, HTCs and Nokias destroyed in the name of fun, but no matter. It’s the iPhones that that matter. Sure it’s the best smartphones but it’s still susceptible to breaking and drowning when you’re carelessly partying.

With the new Hitcase Pro +, you’ll get twice the better sound recorded throughout all those ambient party sounds to go along with the super wide angle to get the most party for your shots. Party selfies will never be the same.

Furthermore, you also won’t have to worry about that random drunk person you ask to take a photo of you and your friends. Dropped? No prob. Spilled drink? No prob.

As for myself, I’ve been having lots of fun taking first person view “cheers” shots with my Hitcase.

The Hitcase provides the same epic shots as the GoPro Hero series but with increased durability and the compactness of a pocket camera. But those are additional items you don’t want to be responsible for at a party, especially when you’re going to have your iPhone with you anyways. The only real potential problem left of having an iPhone equipped with a waterproof / shockproof case at a party is losing it. But even that’s been remedied with the included wrist strap, or if at a pool / beach / boat party, you can attach it to the new FloatR strap.

With a Hitcase in-hand, you can party on without a care and enjoy the party, all the while capturing those hazy moments on camera. Carrying an extra camera or a massive SLR while partying doesn’t sound so fun.

True story: Everyone has that friend who likes to throw parties in their own home but freaks out when a drink is on the table without a coaster. Just use a Hitcase. The nice rubber-like grippy texture will firmly hold any drink in place and start some interesting conversations.

If you want to party hard, do it with a Hitcase.

Hell, you can consider the Hitcase party equipment.

Next time you party, don’t drink and drive but do put a Hitcase on that iPhone Five.

Visual Proof of Hitcase’s Protective Capabilities

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The Hitcase Pro is called the HITcase for a good reason.

The featured image is the original Hitcase Pro that’s responsible for all the photos and video stills below and more. I’ve used this exact unit heavily every single day for nearly 2 years all around the world. It’s been dropped, thrown, submerged and even used as a hammering tool. Despite this, it still has no structural damage and still functions with 100% efficiency. Even the always exposed wide lens still takes wonderful photos like it was brand new.

Though I could have replaced my current Hitcase Pro (first production model) for no money out of my pocket, meaning a brand new case, I declined as there was simply no need to retire it. Then I learned about the new model coming out soon, the Hitcase PRO+. The best just got better-er. The only valid reason to get a new Hitcase.

Needless to say, my iPhone 5 never suffered any damage or even a hint of moisture penetration. It just rests peacefully cradled within the glove-like fit of the Hitcase, completely protected and without a care in the world.

A happy iPhone is a good iPhone.

Without further a due, here is the visual proof of the Hitcase Pro in real life action, not controlled lab tests. Actions that would have destroyed a naked iPhone or if encased in a lesser case.

River Rafting with the Hitcase Pro in IndonesiaThis photo was taken while I was river rafting somewhere in Bali, Indonesia. The Hitcase served me well that day as the water was indeed rough as you can see my partner falling off the raft. Moments later my iPhone flung out of my hands and hit a rock, luckily the Hitcase did it’s job perfectly.


Accidental Selfie with a Hitcase Pro on a Boat at the Gili IslandsThis was a rather happy accident. While island hopping the Gili Islands, I threw my iPhone (I’m on the bottom left in black trunks) across the boat to try to get it into my bag. I missed and it hit the engine, bounced high and when it finally landed it took this photo from the force.


Playing Catch with a Hitcase Pro on the Beach of Koh SametThis next photo I DO NOT recommend but am compelled to tell you what’s possible with a Hitcase. We were playing catch with a football on the beach of Koh Samet and someone got the idea to tape my iPhone to the ball and hit “record”. This photo is a still of the exact moment before I caught the ball.


Selfie with a Hitcase Pro during a Typhoon in TaipeiThis selfie was taken during a typhoon on the streets of Taipei. I wouldn’t have even considered taking out my iPhone if not protected with a Hitcase in such weather conditions, obviously.


Trying to Pick up my Hitcase Pro while it sinks into Quicksand in a Jungle in CambodiaFrom the look of my face you might think it’s anger, but it’s actually anguish. Not because I was worried my iPhone would be damaged by the quicksand swallowing it up but because I wasn’t sure if it was recording. This Cambodian quicksand had nothing on my Hitcase.


These may be extreme examples of the protective capabilities of the Hitcase but it was real world situations as an adventurer. So whether you have a Hitcase for action activities or just everyday use, you can count on the safety of the iPhone it was so well engineered to protect.

With a Hitcase, you can really “hit it” – literally and figuratively.

How an iPhone Case Improved my Life as an Adventurer and Traveler

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Yes, I know, It’s quite a claim to say that an aftermarket housing for a mobile device can change my life. But it has and it’s called the Hitcase Pro. Obviously it’s not major life altering changes but it has made certain elements of my unique lifestyle a little bit better.

I travel around the world for a living. Looking for beautiful sights, seeking adventure and sharing it with good people I meet along the way with an always-ready-live-memory-recording-device in hand. The basic concept of the most tangible way of capturing moments haven’t really changed in a hundred years, photography. But the methods have evolved greatly. To a constant traveler living out of a backpack like myself, a clunky but high-end DSLR camera isn’t the pinnacle of photography but something that fits a different equation; compact + rugged + reliable + waterproof + multifunctional + great photos.

I’m no mathematician but the simplified equation could be; iPhone + Hitcase.

I’ve been using using the Hitcase Pro for almost as long as the company has existed. In fact, I still use the very same case I first purchased about a couple of years ago. Considering how much (loving) abuse I put through it, that’s pretty damn impressive. It’s got dents, scratches and abrasions all over it. However, it’s quite beautiful with character as it’s more like patina or battle scars on a tank that’s been through wars but still has much life left. This is one of the reasons how the Hitcase Pro has changed my life… It has given me a solid peace of mind of the safety of the precious iPhone it so diligently protects. I can not only be carefree about not breaking my iPhone but take it with on my person in any possible environment. As a lifestyle traveler and adventurer, this is a game changer.

GoPro’s have become the ubiquitous adventure camera but when you add “travel” to the mix, there is a better alternative. I should know as I’ve equipped the Hero 2 for the first few months of traveling the world. It served me well (albeit clunky) with great action shots and was relatively tough, until it failed completely one day. Luckily I still had my iPhone but missed the wide shots as the panoramic apps just didn’t cut it. But the Hitcase Pro just came out and purchased it immediately.

It was like having a GoPro® crammed into an iPhone.

There was a moment where I was happy that my Hero 2 broke down as I wouldn’t have found Hitcase otherwise. So with this new setup, my photos became a lot more interesting because of the fact that it was always with me ready to be activated with a moment’s notice – because you know, it’s a mobile phone and you always have that on you. So documenting my travels and adventures became a seamless and effortless action, like having a bionic third eye.

Like any tool or gadget, it’s only as useful as the person using it, but it’s the potential of those things that really make a difference. In the many months from around the world of hard use I’ve gotten with the Hitcase Pro, it has improved my life as an adventurer and traveler.

Tranquil Paddleboarding In Banff With Hitcase

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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.

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Hitcase From Around The World

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Vancouver, New York, Madrid, Hong Kong … Hitcase is being used by people from all over the world to record their wild adventures every day. We have collected a series of randomly selected Instagram videos and stills from Hitcase users from around the globe in the video below.

Shot in Madrid, Kuwait, Hawaii, Santa Cruz, Tai Pie, Byron Bay, Hong Kong, Utah, Colorado, Vancouver, New Zealand, Mississippi, New York…and many more places.

Huge thanks to all the people out there helping us spread the word about Hitcase. So Stoked for 2014!!!

A Quick Intro To the Hitcase ChestR Harness

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The ChestR is a hands free iPhone chest harness for your Hitcase or Hitcase Pro for those recording situations where a helmet mount is too high and a handlebar or board mount is too low. This medium distance is great for snowboarding, skiing, kayaking or those times where a handlebar or board may have too much vibration.

We paid a lot of attention to the detail of what makes a great chest camera mount. We considered deeply the padding material, how quickly and easily the camera locks and disconnects and wearability.

The ChestR Hitcase mount is a complete re-think and re-design of what it means to wear a mount, and it feels as good as it looks. The neoprene is soft, pliable and comfortable to wear. The unique 3 point system is fast and easy to put on. The mounts are compatible with GoPro® and rotates along two axis for extremely flexible recording angles.

ChestR even includes a small, secure ID pocket and headphone loop so you can get to your most commonly accessed items.

The soon to be patented, quick release Railslide mount system allows you to pop your Hitcase in and out or rotate your iPhone 360° and pivot 180°. Record at all sorts of unique angles not possible with other chest mounts. We believe we have come up with the best compatible with GoPro® chest mount available. The Hitcase ChestR is more comfortable, quicker and easier to put on and more adjustable angles.

Well constructed and rugged ChestR is designed for wearing on your chest but creative customers have mounted it on their back and repurposed it for other uses. The ChestR is flexible enough for many uses. Use your imagination!

Key Features

  • Comfortable Fit
  • No Tangle Adjustable
  • Railslide Quick Mount
  • Stow Pocket

Get the ChestR here.