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The world of action sports has never been the quite the same since the arrival of GoPro, an individually sized, high-definition camera able to produce high quality video and pictures for elite and amateur athletes, travelers, adventurers, and everyone in between. The price point, however, remains a burden that some consumers find prohibitive in actually securing one of these super-portable and durable devices for their next trip, with the GoPro Hero 4 listed at $400 to $500 online, depending on the site.
Some companies have tried to capitalize on the demand for individual point-of-view body and mounted cameras by releasing competing products that offer similar technology at a lower cost. This list from Beebom offers some of the top competitors in this niche that consumers can find on the market. TechRadar has similarly put together a top ten list of ultra-portable cameras that are popular alternatives to GoPro, many of which nowadays offer some sort of GPS tracking, as well.
While many of these competitors aim to offer a different brand of individually sized, point-of-view cameras to consumers, ProShot Case, out of Boston, Massachusetts, has taken things one step further by introducing a removable case that turns users’ iPhone 6/6s into their very own GoPro style camera. Using the iPhone 6’s high quality camera resolution, the company has introduced a case that is both shock and water proof, and comes with a wide angle lens to emulate the sought after filming capability of GoPro. The company offers a few lucrative add-ons as well, like a fish eye lens and extendable pole mounts for top of the line photos and videos that offer the exact same quality as GoPro at a fraction of the price, and works with a device most people already own- their smartphone. ProShot Case users can also download the company’s app in order to take advantage of the camera’s ability to function via the phone’s volume buttons- even under water. Pretty cool, right? The company has plans to expand their line of cases to fit different iPhone versions, and a few androids, later this year.
Feature Photo Courtesy of ProShot Case.