iPhone 7s might quickly have the ability to photograph underwater scenes — however you will need to pay almost as a lot for the case as for some extent-and-shoot underwater digital camera.
Positive, the iPhone 7 can stand up to just a little splashing, however a brand new Kickstarter marketing campaign is aiming to take the smartphone over 300 ft underwater — with out dropping the touchscreen controls. LenzO is an iPhone 7 and seven Plus case designed to show the telephone right into a diving digital camera.
After launching on Kickstarter final week, the LenzO is already over 1 / 4 of the best way to a $60,000 funding aim. Created by the designer for Nationwide Geographic’s first underwater housing, Valentins Ranetkins, and 5-time Emmy Award-profitable underwater cinematagrapher Anthony Lenzo, the case seals out water right down to one hundred meters or 328 ft.
However in addition to waterproofing the case, the Lenzo by ValsTech additionally solves one other problem — utilizing a touchscreen underwater. The case makes use of two management techniques, via which working a management on the surface of the case adjusts a small arm on the within of the case. With a press on the surface, the arm will contact the display on the within, controlling digital camera features inside that water seal. Entry to the bodily house and wake/sleep buttons can also be maintained with the case.
Together with entry to the digital camera controls, the case additionally consists of constructed-in filters to regulate the digital camera’s white stability to shoot underwater. A dome provides each the rear and entrance-dealing with cameras an unobstructed view, the corporate says.
Whereas the iPhone 7 case will float to the highest for those who drop it, the iPhone 7 Plus case is as an alternative comprised of strong aluminum. ValsTech says the aluminum model may have a greater depth score, however didn’t say simply how far past that 328 ft the case can dive.
LenzO’s creators say the case is the one iPhone 7 underwater case that works with the native digital camera app as an alternative of a 3rd-celebration obtain. If the Kickstarter campaign is profitable, early backers can obtain the Lenzo for $229 for the iPhone 7 or $450 for the iPhone 7 Plus, whereas the instances are anticipated to retail for $395 and $749. The corporate’s iPhone 6 and 6S housing retails for $295.