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Optrix XD5, another extreme iPhone 5 case

As mobile phone technology gets more advanced, so do the cases that house them and in fact we are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the ideal barrier to keep your treasured device from harm. The Optrix XD5 iPhone 5 case is another addition to combat those extreme sports situations, and the use of the device’s camera is paramount for those intending to catch momentous occasions that regularly occur when taking part in extreme activities.

Using the same technology as Formula 1 does to protect its drivers, the Optrix XD5 is lighter and stronger than other “clam-shell” style cases on the market according to their official website. This design is said to fit the iPhone 5 like a glove, although we have yet to see a phone in the shape of a hand, maybe we are speaking too soon. On a more serious note, the Optrix XD5 has a high waterproof rating to a depth of 15ft, and a second door for access to the charging connector, microphone and headphone jack, while the iPhone 5’s 1080p HD video is still stunning through the three layer, all glass, wide-angle lens.

The wide-angle lens on offer allows context to your action thus framing in a small part of the helmet, handlebars or vehicle that it is attached to, as the new rail mounting system has two options. If you slide it out you then have a rugged iPhone 5 case that can be used in many extreme environments.

For a pre-order price of $129.99, do you think the Optrix XD5 is an investment worth making?

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Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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