There’s this cool iPhone accessory up on Kickstarter.com called the iXtreme and it looks pretty awesome! It mounts on everything from a bike to a snowboard, and comes with a 180° three-element wide-angle lens and lens guard. If you back the project now, you’ll be able to get one for less than half its price.
The iXtreme is made of a tough composite outer shell, a shock-isolating inner liner, water- and dust-resistant sound portals, an integrated three-point mounting system with one-finger release, the aforementioned 180° three-element wide-angle lens, and a viewing kickstand.
xDev Inc. still has a long way to go before their $99 / €77 accessory makes it to mass production and into the hands of extreme sport types. At the time of writing, the project had managed to rack up just 3% of the $100,000 / €77,000 goal.
But there are 39 days to go, and we’re happy to do our bit and spread the word.
xDev plans to manufacture the product and sell it in the United States in March 2013.
The first production units will ship to Kickstarter backers at over 50% discount. The package will include a pair of iX Grips, four of the company's 0° and 90° Adapters for GoPro°, and the iX Tripod Mount.
“This combination will allow users to mount the case to equipment they may already own or can easily acquire,” according to xDev Inc.
Matt Parrill, the product's creator and founder of xDev, recalls almost destroying his iPhone while trying to capture video from his snowboard on a ski trip in 2011.
“After we returned home I tried to find a product to protect and mount my phone. It didn't exist, so I started designing one,” said Matt.
“Since that time we have worked diligently on the product and also how to successfully manufacture in the USA,” said the creator.
“We decided to continue testing and refining while we awaited the release of the iPhone 5, and validating the adaptability of that design before announcing the product.”