Some gadgets love the rugged outdoors; the iPhone, with its sensitive, water-fearing innards, is more of a house gadget. Awww. Then LifeProof stepped in to change that when it launched its $80 water-, dirt-, snow- and shockproof case last summer. Now, the company has unveiled a line of four modular mounts that fit the LifeProof case, turning the iPhone into an electro-Leatherman.
The four mounts include a bike mount ($40), an armband/swimband holster, a belt clip ($30) and an adapter ($30) for GoPro‘s line of mounts, which essentially turn the iPhone into an action-cam. All are available now except the armband, which should be out in March.
No doubt, the case and mounts are pricey; but consider that one of the coolest things about the system is that the iPhone doesn’t need to be removed from the case to be attached to any of these mounts, making it especially useful for multisport events like triathlons (oddly enough, none of the company’s founders are triathletes — though LifeProof is based in San Diego, practically the most triathlete-friendly city in the U.S.).