We are fans of the GoPro cameras and realize how popular they are among sports enthusiasts. That’s why we built the Hitcase to be compatible with their mounts. You can use your Hitcase on GoPro mounts or use our SlideRail mounts on GoPros. The choice is yours. The versatile SlideRail mounts offerinfinite adjustment capability making these mounts perfect for mounting on a variety of helmets and sports gear. All Hitcases ship with our SlideRail mount with a tripod socket.
With eight flexible adhesive prongs, the StickR mount is perfect for helmets or other uneven surfaces.
Our suction cup SuckR mount is a rugged metal, marine-grade mount that securely attaches to any smooth, flat, non-porous surface including windshields, windows and two-way mirrors.
With two ball joints and a single tightening clamp in the socket arm, you can easily loosen both axles of movement at the same time. Simply position your Hitcase or Hitcase Pro where you want it, then tighten down the the giant wing nut and it all locks in place instantly.
A favorite recording position for skiers and mountain bikers is from a chest location. The ChestR mount provides the perfect body mounting solution for your Hitcase or Hitcase Pro. The ChestR securely holds your iPhone in the center of your chest. Adjustable, elastic straps go over your shoulder and around your chest with buckle clip.
Go forth confidently in any sports gear or just wear your Hitcase on your chest. The Hitcase can go anywhere you do, shoot anywhere, in rain, snow, mud, even underwater.
The ShockSeal is the heart and soul of the Hitcase. We spent more time developing and testing our watertight shockproof seal than other companies spend developing their whole case.
Our CAD expert Keddie along with Brooks our founder spent countless months making minor adjustments and ordering dozens of silicone prototypes to fine tune the Hitcase’ seal to make it perfect. We even paid for several hundred hours of computer simulation using the same computers NASA uses for our underwater performance simulations.
Details of the ShockSeal As It Sits Inside the Hitcase
What Sets The ShockSeal Apart From Other iPhone Case Seals?
Other cases have only a single seal, typically an o-ring to prevent water from seaping into the case, this single point of contact makes it more vulnerable to failure. Our patented ShockSeal has a dual seal design built into a single unit. This provides and extra level of security when you are in rough water environments. Take the Hitcase kayaking, surfing or snorkling. You can be assured your iPhone is not going to get soaked because it is designed for hard waves and use in deep waters. In fact the Hitcase can go down to a depth of 33 feet. That is 3 to 10 times deeper than any other iPhone case!
Detail Of the Double Seal Design
The Best Ideas are simple ones, Both Water Seal and Shock Absorber In One Unit
The ShockSeal, being both a water barrier and shock absorber in one has several benefits. The single piece design wraps around the phone providing protection without gaps. The single unit makes a more reliable seal and combining the two elements saves space. Creating the ShockSeal as a single piece also makes replacing it simple and quick for easy cleaning or in the unlikely scenario where you will need to swap it out. That modular replaceablility is part of the Hitcase design philosophy. Our goal is to make almost every part inexpensive and easy to replace.
Two Tough Materials Fused Into One
One of the biggest design problems we faced was sealing the tough clear polycarbonate material covering the iPhone touchscreen to the pliant silicone material in the rest of the ShockSeal. Both these materials melt at different temperatures and required us to do some trick engineering in order to see it realized. We eventually came upon our proprietary and patented solution that perfectly melded the as thin as a human hair sheet polycarbonate to our shockseal material, silicone. What you end up with is a perfectly fused combination of touchscreen protection and malleable waterproof shock absorption.
A Premium Quality iPhone Case
The ShockSeal is only one component out of many where we sweated out the fine details to an obsessive degree. The Hitcase cover, the lens of the Hitcase Pro, the brushed metal button covers and hinges, the finely engineered ShockPad, all these components have the same attention to detail and quality you won’t find in any other iPhone case. We will cover them in future posts but you can be assured when you buy the Hitcase you are buying the absolute best ruggedized iPhone case with the best customer service available.
Mark Zealand from Hitcase meets up with the Monsters of Schlock guys who decided it was a great idea to get a tattoo while riding a roller coaster. The video recording these sideshow magicians used a chest mounted Hitcase Pro on the tattooee, another Hitcase from behind on a monopod and 3 other action cameras including a head mounted GoPro on the tattoo “artist”.
The story of the Hitcase is a long and interesting one. We will delve deeper into that at another time but for the moment here is an inside glimpse into the development process of the most rugged and waterproof case available for the iPhone.
We went through multiple iterations of the final Hitcase design, sweating out almost impercetible details like the exact friction and smoothness of the plastic texture to provide excellent grip while maintaining an attractive appearance. In the immortal words of Steve Jobs, the iPhone is an “insanely great” product, and we also aspired to create something that is insanely great as well. In order to to do that we paid fanatical attention to the tiniest of details, which we hope you will notice when you receive you Hitcase.
We have also created a free app called Vidometer that compliments the Hitcase perfectly. Safely take your phone to the harshest environments in the world then amaze everyone with your action videos using the Vidometer video app.
Below are some images from the development over the last year of Hitcase. Lots of iterations, lots of test parts, and lots of broken Hitcases so we could get to the final version we’ve made for you.
You can take advantage of our hard work by ordering the Hitcase or the Hitcase Pro now, we’re shipping anywhere you are in the world.
Hitcase is getting lots of amazing coverage in the press. Check out some of the articles below. Don’t forget we have a pre-order special for both the Hitcase and Hitcase Pro for the iPhone 4/4S. SHIPPING worldwide on the Hitcase or Hitcase Pro.
How fast? How High? Prove it.
Overlay your Speed, Altitude, G-Force and more onto your videos in real time while you are out on your latest adventure.
Vidometer records HD video with a graphical overlay. Watch the live camera feed or play it back later.
Vidometer has the following features and lots more on the way:
✔ HD Video Recording and Video Export
✔ Horizon level / Tilt meter
✔ G-Force meter measuring 3 axis shock / acceleration
✔ Video Playback
✔ Video Export to camera roll
✔ Power save mode
When you are out Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Hiking, Sky Diving, Cruising, Running, Dirt Biking, or whatever – don’t forget to take Vidometer along for the ride!
Vidometer can be used as a dashcam, HUD, a companion for your GoPro footage, and much more.
Vidometer uses the iPhone’s built in sensors such as the accelerometer, GPS, and gyroscope to build a custom and accurate graphical overlay.
We are super stoked to get our website up and online. We’ve all been working on Hitcase and related projects like Vidometer for the past 12 months and to see the site go live is an amazing feeling. It means we finally get to talk about everything we’ve been working so hard on and share with all our friends and the world!
Big ups to everybody! (Love the shot below, so we used it on our About us page as well)