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The VicamPlus transforms any iPhone 5 into a professional, waterproof camera with 3 lenses. Compatible with all GoPro accessories.

VicamPlus

VicamPlus offers great video recording capabilities as well as a durable and waterproof body.

It is perfect for Skateboarding - Skiing - Mountain Biking & BMX - Auto Racing, etc... 

VicamPlus test in Venice beach California.

VicamPlus for bicycle in Tokyo

Vicamplus for skateboarding in Tokyo 

BUILT for filming with rotating lenses! 3 lens design allows for wide-angle, fisheye, and micro views. The lenses provides a crystal clear 170-degree viewing angle, allowing you to capture high-quality photos and videos while being protected by an anodized aluminum bezel.

The thinnest and lightest camera case fits perfectly with you iPhone 5! Dimensions: 5.5 in x 2.6 in x 0.6 in; Weight: 2.5 oz.

With the VICAMPLUS camera case, whatever your need, we've got you covered. It allows for complete functionality of your touch screen on dry-land or underwater.

Options for Pledges

VicamPlus come with 3 colors. Clear, a slick matte black and a shiny white.

Get Accessories for VicamPlus

These are the three must have accessories for mounting your VicamPlus. They are all included with all rewards that have mounting accessories.

An aluminum universal mount helps to install Vicamplus with all of the different mounts.

An aluminum universal roll bar mount allows for multi-angle adjustments. 

An aluminum universal bolt helps to tighten the Vicamplus to different mounts. 

Bicycle mount for Vicamplus (made from aircraft grade aluminum).

Inner diameter  2.3 cm.

Bicycle or motorcycle mount for VicamPlus (made out of aircraft grade aluminum). Larger diameter than bicycle mount allows for use with bicycles with larger frames and motorcycles . 

Inner diameter 3.2 cm.

Car mount for VicamPlus, You can place it on the inside or outside of your front and back WINDSHIELD as the camera ANGLE is fully adjustable! 

4 wheel rolling camera pulley for VicamPlus (universal fit for any camera). Multi-directional shooting functionality. Made out of aircraft grade aluminum.

Design story

My name is Lou/楼 and I'm a product designer who currently splits time between Shanghai, Los Angeles and Chicago.

About a year ago I received a GoPro camera as a gift and was extremely happy with it. I love filming sports and it was great because it allowed me to film and take high quality pictures without having to lug around heavy cameras.

However, I soon realized that having a small screen made it impossible for me to edit films. I was on the verge of purchasing a small, portable LCD screen when I got an idea. Instead of having to wait to get back to my computer or purchasing another device, why not instead create a case for my iPhone 5?

I looked into the feasibility of this and 3 months later I had my first VicamPlus. I decided to do so much more than just make a case. I designed a case that will make your phone waterproof up to 15 feet. It also has 3 different lens settings built in for fisheye, wide angle, and super micro lenses.

Since I am still a huge fan of GoPro phones, this camera case will make your iPhone 5 compatible with all GoPro accessories! If this sounds like something you'd be able to use, please make a pledge and get this thing off the ground!

Links for VicamPlus by nerdreactor

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

After our projects been successfully funded, our potential obstacles are the following:
1: Our delivery date could potentially be delayed if we are forced to make adjustments to our VicamPlus during our product testing phase. We would not expect this to cause much more than a 1-2 week delay and we fully expect to be able to deliver the device even earlier than promised.
2: Since we intend to offer global shipping, it is possible that the product may be damaged during shipping. We will do our best to ensure this doesn't happen and we will warranty the product fully. We will ask that you send us a photo of the damaged case and we will gladly ship a new one to you.

FAQ

  • Check out our Q&A section below: What phones are compatible with VicamPlus camera case?
    Currently, the VicamPlus is only compatible with the iPhone 5.

    How do I record while my phone is in the case?

    Open the iPhone 5’s Camera app before placing your phone in the case. VicamPlus is equipped with an Action button to start and stop recording. You can utilize Apple’s Camera app, or any third party app that correctly interfaces with the Apple Camera app.

    How waterproof is the WaterSports case? How deep can I go?

    The case has been tested to depths of approximately 15 feet with the WaterSports Back installed. It is designed for surfing, kayaking and other sports where the primary action is above water. While the VicamPlus will allow for underwater recording, it is limited by the amount of available light.

    Can I shoot with the light or flash on my phone?

    In order to keep the wide-angle lens safe, it had to built with an anodized aluminum bezel to a particular size that currently covers the iPhone’s light source.

    Can I get to the power button or any other ports?

    VicamPlus is designed to be as water-tight as possible, so anywhere access to your device is somewhat limited. As ports and button are the most vulnerable, we developed one button to start and stop recording and another to turn your iPhone on and off.

    How do I answer the phone?

    In order to ensure that incoming calls don't stop your recording, we recommend placing your iPhone in Airplane Mode while using VicamPlus. And if you are expecting an important call, a Bluetooth headset would be the way to go.

    Can I listen to music?

    Although VicamPlus blocks the headphone jack to keep your phone safe from the elements, you can utilize Bluetooth stereo headphones.

    What if I want to order additional VicamPlus cases?

    Please feel free to contact us if you are looking to purchase more than 1 case and we will try and help you out. Unfortunately, Kickstarter will not allow you to make two pledges.

    Please feel free to contact us if you have more questions.

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