This project's funding goal was not reached on March 31, 2011.
About this project
Hello Kickstarters! Thanks for visiting our page and giving us a chance to show you what Igloo Case is all about.
The problem with video capture in action sports like snowboarding, biking, racing, and boating is the need to purchase niche camera that can withstand the abuse of a mobile, rough environment. These devices have lack luster features and are expensive considering the technology you are getting. The iPhone 4 and iTouch record video in 720P and at 30fps – as good or better than most action cameras on the market. However, these features are useless in active environments because they don’t have a way to be mounted or protected from your activity. Enter the igloo case.
The igloo case can turn your iPhone into an action camera instantly. It is a durable protective case that can mount on any standard thread camera mount. The igloo case takes the technology millions of us already have and allows it to record rich video in harsh environments.
But your iPhone isn’t just a camera. There is no doubt that technology is converging and your smartphone is at the epicenter of the consolidation in the mobile world. They record hi res video, collect GPS data, have built in accelerometers, upload content to the internet, connect to other devices via bluetooth, play music, and oh yeah, make phone calls. There are already applications on iTunes for lap timers and GPS data recording. And more are appearing every day. Its potential is limited only by your imagination!
Lastly you will see that we made a thick wide base in order to properly seat the case to whatever mounting point you desire. This insures that vibrations are kept to a minimum. The attachment point on the igloo case is not proprietary. We wanted to make sure we used the most universal attachment point so that our users can use the Igloo Case interchangeably with any mounting hardware they choose. Using a 3/4" threaded nut (what you find on most handheld cameras) allows the Igloo Case to be easily used with our mounting suction pod or most any other tripod or mounting device.
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Durability and Insurance:
One of the biggest concerns we had was how we made sure our case stayed attached to a moving vehicle that experiences close to 2g's of lateral acceleration and speeds upwards of 160mph on the race track. We exhaustively tested a number of suction pod mounts that ultimately left a lot to be desired. We knew we had to include a robust solution that could be flexible and mobile enough to capture a multitude of different angles of video as well as have the suction power to anchor our device. The Cleat made by Wood's was the device that ultimately delivered what we needed. It utilizes an actual pump to suck out air and can hold up to a 10lb camera with ease. The Igloo case with the iphone 4 weighs in at only a third of what the Cleat can handle making it overkill (just the way we like it). But besides the Cleat, there are a host of mounting solutions already out on the market. We focused building the most universal mount possible, so no one is stuck using proprietary mounting systems which aren't flexible to the users needs.
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