Optrix, The Rugged, Underwater iPhone 5 Case For Photographers

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I hope you’re ready for yet another case that adds extra lenses to the iPhone’s amazing camera. This one has a twist. Well, I guess they all do, but this one has a different twist. It’s also ruggedized and waterproof.

I tested a waterproof iPhone case over the summer and it was fantastic, letting me get great images underwater in the pool (what’s the bikini version of “up-skirt” shots?), but also meant I didn’t have to worry about my iPhone when we went canoeing. The problem was the lens. Or specifically the plastic covering the lens, which was a little blurry and spoiled a lot of the shots.

The Optrix, then, would seem ideal. It’s a tough waterproof housing which lets you swap in lenses – a fisheye (useful underwater amirite?), a wideangle and a “flat” lens for straight-through shooting – plus take the iPhone down to33 feet or ten meters under the surface.

It’s also tough (there’s a video on the site of the iPhone meeting a truck, and surviving).

Interested? I’m actually considering it not for the swimming and outdoorsiness, but for its ability to help my iPhone survive the harsh East German winter which I have foolishly decided to subject myself to this year. On a bike.

The Optrix PhotoProX will cost $150, with four lenses (all the above plus a telephoto). Available now.

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