Otterbox is coming out with a new series of cases starting with the iPhone4. The Armour Series case as the name suggests wraps your device in a protective plastic fortress. The case is drop proof up to 20 feet, crush proof up to two tons, and can be submerged 10 feet underwater for up to 30 minutes. Otterbox is keeping most of the details to a minimum, even cancelling the twitter chat about it this evening, but still promising “to exceed all expectations and uphold the standards of the OtterBox brand with the Armor Series”.
The Otterbox definitely looks nice and I’m looking forward to seeing it. But there is some pretty tough competition out there with the LifeProof cases (MSRP $80) and the cheaper (though less featured) RainBallet case we reviewed earlier this year. We’ll have to wait a little big longer before we see them in stores though I’m hoping to get my hands on one and see how the Otterbox performs in terms of features, usability, and punishment.
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.
Since I got my hands on the RainBallet Underwater iPhone4 case I’ve filmed all kinds of underwater shots to test its versatility. I put together a few test shots into a single video so you can get an idea of what to expect from the underwater footage on your iPhone. Check it out and let me know what you think and if there’s something you’d like me to test for the upcoming full review.
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
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