When I first purchased my GoPro Hero HD it wasn’t long before I discovered a major flaw- all my underwater footage was blurry! This never happened with my Sanyo Xacti when shooting underwater and I was very confused about what was going on. As it turns out the curved lens distorts the video when shooting underwater. I checked on GoPro’s website and sure enough there is a mention of it in their FAQ. Technically GoPro only says the housing is waterproof and doesn’t actually market it as “underwater”, but they say they are developing a flat glass adapter for underwater use. Never-the-less I set out to find an existing solution and came across the Snake River Prototyping BlurFix.
Even though I have several cameras that are twice as powerful as my iPhone4, I still find that I really love shooting photos on my iPhone- even when I can’t immediately share those photos with the world. I’m not the only one infatuated with the iPhone’s camera, the iPhone4 is the most popular camera on Flickr. Naturally because I spend a lot of time outdoors and on the water protecting my iPhone is very important, but being able to take that camera underwater would be a huge advantage for me. That’s where the Joy Factory RainBallet comes in.
Last year we took a look at a great video from the gentlemen over at Jazz and Fly Fishing and we were thoroughly impressed. It looks like the boys are back with Season 2 and will be filming throughout the year!
Liquipel is not a case or static film, it’s a microscopic hydrophobic (water repellent) nano-tech armour. The Liquipel treatment means your favorite electronics will be 100% water proof (inside an out!) with absolutely no visible changes, and the treatment is said to outlast the lifetime of your device. Armour your iPhone4s costs about $60 USD plus shipping, though right now Liquipel is offering free ground shipping to start. If they could put some of these machines nearby where I could drop-off items for a few hours to be waterproofed I’d be the first person in line. I would do my iPad, iPhone, and 7D at the same time probably even my macbook if the price was right.