Over the years, Mophie has become synonymous with extending the iPhone’s battery life. The outfit’s choice of battery-filled iPhone cases has garnered rave reviews along the industry, and even I religiously used one driving on an iPhone 3G. In additional recent days, the company has cautiously expanded into a few new areas namely, building battery cases for non-Apple phones, and creating the contraption shown above. The Mophie Outride is undoubtedly an action-cam case that’s created to be strapped onto helmets, automobile hoods as well as other place where your average X Games wannabe would expect to capture extreme sports footage.
But, unlike the myriad rivals on the market today, the Mophie Outride doesn’t actually involve a camera. Instead, you’re purported to strap your iPhone 4 or 4S into it (an iPhone 5 model has failed to be announced), allowing the smartphone you might already own to handle the bulk of the work. At first blush, it sounded like an ideal resolution to me.
Mophie Outride For iPhone
After all, I’m generally in support of convergence and consolidation, and also as an avid traveler, having one less thing to carry (in such cases, a fanatical camera) is a godsend. In practice, however, the Outride did little outside of convincing me that GoPro exists for a reason. It needs to surprise precisely no one who’s touched a Mophie case which the build quality here is exemplary.
The $150 kit includes two cases (one that’s entirely sealed for underwater use; one that’s sealed although a cutout so that you can actually use the touchscreen), various sticker-backed mounting brackets, a handlebar mount, a tripod mount, a security leash and a few other minor accessories. Each case has also a wide-angle (170-degree) lens apparatus that sits just in front of the iPhone camera, and Mophie offers a gratis app upon the App Store that lets you view other Mophie Outride videos from around this world while also capturing / editing your own.
Video Mophie Outride On Action
It’s the most important to note that the length of your captures will depend on how much free space is offered on each of your phone. Needless to say, it’s fairly aggravating to be out on the slopes and have an excellent run go unrecorded due to a dearth of available memory.