ProShot emulates the GoPro for less cash
With just about every cell phone on the market these days fully equipped with a camera for still shots and video, it makes you wonder when camera manufacturers are going to throw up their hands and quit. After all, why would you bother carrying around a big, bulky camera, when your cell phone is always in your purse or pocket anyway?
Then, a few years ago we got the GoPro camera, designed by a surfer to take high quality video of folks engaged in extreme sports in extreme locations. The GoPro is waterproof and mountable to a variety of surfaces, putting it a step about your regular cell phone camera. And it’s amazing.
Well, it was only a matter of time before some tech innovators figured out how to make a cell phone camera emulate a GoPro: Introducing the Proshot. In collaboration with a “world class engineering team,” Proshot has built a waterproof iPhone case for iPhone 6 or 6s that “gives you the freedom to take your phone anywhere and capture any moment.”
Two cases, one built just for scuba divers
The Proshot comes with two distinct covers. One allows you to use your touchscreen normally to access your apps and makes calls, and is waterproof in six feet of water.
The Deep Dive lid, on the other hand, will appeal to scuba divers, as it is fully waterproof down to 90 feet. Because you can’t access your touch screen with the Deep Dive lid, the Proshot app utilizes your phone’s manual volume switch to change between slow-motion, photo, and video modes, and to start recording or snap a picture.
Also included are several interchangeable lenses to enhance the already impressive HD capabilities of the iPhone camera. You can take still shots or video with a fish eye, wide angle, or flat lenses, and there’s also a red filter to enhance underwater shots.
Battery life and more
If you’ve already invested in an iPhone, the Proshot, at $99, is far less expensive than the $499 GoPro camera. Plus, unlike the GoPro, you can zoom with the Proshot, can see your pictures instantly on your phone’s digital display, and while the GoPro’s battery will poop out after about an hour and half, the Proshot says they will keep the camera rolling for up to four hours.
Early bird pre-orders are still being accepted for the Proshot.