How much does your phone cost? I doubt many people would bat an eye to the fact that the phone I'm typing these words on is worth $1,300... $1,300!? Enter Hitcase, who now boast the world's thinnest waterproof case; the Hitcase Shield! I was fortunate enough to get my hands on both the Shield and the famous Hitcase Snap for my iPhone 6S Plus. We'll start our review with the Shield that hasn't left my phone since I got it.
The feeling of a 'naked' iPhone is such a sweet thing. Think about it. You pull it out of its case and peel of the dingy old screen protector and give it all a thorough wipe. The feeling of that little chunk of aircraft glass and plastic so slim and smooth in your palm; all at once exhilarating and terrifying. If you're like me you re-armour your trusty companion and go on about your day, but with the Shield you still get that slim, 'naked' feeling! It's shockproof, not resistant, waterproof, not sprinkle proof! Drop it, kick it, take it in a tsunami and Hitcase has you covered!
The Snap is the heavy duty big brother to the Shield. Bulky for that extra shock protection during whichever extreme sport you're recording. It comes with the trademark Hitcase fisheye lens for that GoPro-Essie footage and is mountable on any Hitcase selfie stick or other accessory. I have literally never taken it off, save for demoing the Pro, since I got it and won't be doing so anytime soon. Serving as the perfect compliment to my beloved iPhone when I'm on the ski hill. Serving to make Apple's products (Samsung and the rest of the copycat gang as well) better by eliminating the need for a GoPro! Apple spent all this time, money and resources to make their devices shoot video in the splendour that is 4K and Hitcase came along and served a very big need in the market.
Don't bother with GoPro, just don't, I've personally lost 2 at the bottom on the Pacific and Indian Oceans respectively and the anxiety and fear that the fragility of GoPro accessories leaves you with detracts, massively, from the enjoyment of the day! Go get a Hitcase and spend the money you save on something nice for someone you love! Go now!