A lot of words can be used to describe the Hitcase Pro case for the iPhone 4/4S and 5 ($129.99), including waterproof, shockproof and innovative.
The case is a complete package, with an ABS/Polycarbonate exterior, and it even has a built-in wide angle lens expanding the field of view from the phone’s original lens to 170 degrees.
Three outside locks keep everything in place but once they are unlocked it opens like a book.
Before putting your phone in, it’s important to inspect the interior for dirt or dust. Having a can of compressed air would help.
The phone sits in this patent pending ShockSeal system so you want the seal to be perfect, to prevent water damage. In addition, there a small rubber piece to keep the headphone port sealed, so make sure that’s also in place.
While encased, you’ll have full access to the phone’s touch screen but it’s now waterproof (up to 33 feet) and “ruggedized,” as described from Hitcase.
A few handy accessories are included, including the Mount Hitcase mounting system, which locks in place and has a one-button quick release.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the company’s Vidometer app (free from Apple) overlays your altitude, G-Force, speed and shock in your extreme videos.
Hitcase also recently announced the availability of the SuckR mount for $49.99. This is a marine-grade suction mount for in-vehicle use on land or water. The mount attaches to any smooth, flat or non-porous surface to transform the iPhone into a mountable POV camera.
Now hear this
I tried Sennheiser’s Momentum over the ear headphones at the Consumer Electronics show in January and they produced incredible sound.
I’ve always liked Sennheiser products because they deliver incredibly crisp sound with great clarity but without head-banging bass — these are no different.
For the past few weeks I’ve given the Momentum’s a place on my head in a more controlled environment on land and in the air. To sum up my feelings, they definitely fall into my favorite headphone line of “you won’t take them off.”
In addition to the great sound, they look great. A black leather headband makes it comfortable and lightweight on your head, along with the padded leather ear-cups.
An Apple-friendly smart remote with mic is on the interchangeable 52-inch cable, letting you control volume, music selections and answer calls handsfree. Non-Apple users can use the 56-inch long standard cable.
Details: $349.95, http://en-us.sennheiser.com