Hitcase For iPhone 6. Best Waterproof Case Out Right Now?
Summer is just around the corner. It is nearly time for canon balls and diving into the water. It is so much fun to be able to capture the moment with these experiences. Many of us go out and buy a Go Pro. While this may be a great option, its an expensive one. The Hitcase Pro provides waterproofing plus a whole lot more at a cheaper price.
The Hitcase Pro is a waterproof and shockproof case. It is waterproof up to 33 feet and while I have not done a drop test, I can be 100% certain you wouldn't need to worry about damaging your phone. This thing is built like a tank. With that being said, it is one of the bulkiest cases out there. In all honesty, it wouldn't make since to have your phone in this case unless you are doing an activity that requires all of this protection.
The best part about this case (in my eyes) is the interchangeable lens system. There are three available lenses. These include wide, superwide, and macro. Superwide is more or less just a fisheye lens. It really looks a lot like the Go Pro. Wide and Macro are self explanatory. All lenses are waterproof.
What sets this case on par with the Go Pro, is the amount of accessories you can get with it. The review unit I received was the Hitcase PRO+ Action Pack. Included in this was the Super Wide Lens, ShootR Pole, Tripod TiltR Mount, Railslide Mounting System, Lens caps, and a few other things like the manual and a lanyard. If that isn't enough for you there are things like the TublR Mount, FloatR, ChestR Mount, SuckR Mount, and a lot more. If you want to see all the accessories check here
Installation of the case is very simple. Three latches are opened and the opening tool is used to open the case. Have no fear, if you lose the opening tool a nickel will work just fine. Place the iPhone face down inside the rubber gasket and close it. The phone is usable while in the case but not recommended. While I was surprised that I could hear people on the line perfectly clear, I was disappointed with the audio playback from videos. Unless you are talking directly into it everything sounds a little muffled. With that being said it is kind of hard to complain about it. A part of me feels that if I was able to hear the audio playback clearly, I would worry about the waterproofing.
Hitcase realizes a big issue with this case. I stated that the best part about this case was the interchangeable lenses. What if you don't want to go through the process of putting this case together? While it easy, it might take a bit of time when it comes to capturing a moment. Hitcase also has the HItcase Snap. The Snap works with all the lenses and accessories without the bulk and waterproofing. While the mounting system works with all the accessories, I wouldn't attach it to your car or bike. I would recommend this for capturing things like time lapses. I find the Snap to be my everyday case with the lenses in my back pack.
The price of the Hitcase PRO is $99.99. The Hitcase SNAP is $79.99. The PRO+ package seems to be a smarter option, since it comes with some of the accessories. The Snap does come with some of the same accessories as the PRO+. I would like the option of buying the Snap by itself. The PRO is unavailable for the 6/6S+ models. I am hoping that changes. OIS makes a big difference when recording video.
In conclusion this case is a must have for photographers and adventurists. I have had nothing but fun using these cases. The lenses are just a game changer for me when taking photos. Even if you own a Go Pro, I would still argue that you get one of these cases. Check out the links below for more information on these Hitcase products.