Hitcase To Showcase ChestR at CES 2013

Hitcase To Showcase ChestR at CES 2013

Engineered for the most extreme situations.

For gadget enthusiasts, walking the halls of CES would be a lot like dropping Hansel and Gretel in Candyland. The trade show has grown by leaps and bounds, giving major organizations and modest indie startups to showcase their latest products, including the technology of tomorrow.

Next week, Hitcase, who specialize in creating a wide range of assorted rugged sports products for the iPhone will introduce the ChestR, which seems like something one would use if they were planning to film their adventures while rockclimbing (or something equally dangerous). . . well, guess what? That’s exactly the target audience the ChestR is aimed for.

It’s a total revision of the traditional camera-mounted helmets commonly utilized by extreme sports photographers and adventure filmmakers. This can be paired easily with the existing Hitcase and Hitcase Pro (a waterproof and shock-resistant iPhone case) products, including their StickR and various tripod mounts that can essentially convert the iPhone into a waterproof POV camera. Users can easily take the low profile harness snaps on and off with one click and offers a portable alternative to headgear mounts.

With adjustable straps, a neoprene body and polycarbonate chest plate, the ChestR is designed to withstand the elements, high elevation, shocks and violent impacts. The adjustable mount allows your iPhone to rotate 360 degrees and pivot 90 degrees, making it possible to capture footage at any angle. ChestR is GoPro Mount compatible and includes a bonus stash pocket and headphone cable loops.

“We’ve completely reimagined what it means to wear a mount,” said Hitcase CEO Brooks Bergreen. “We’ve used dozens of mounts over the years and critiqued them head-to-toe to find a solution right in the middle. The ChestR gives you license to capture better images and videos, and it feels just as good as it looks.”

ChestR is available to purchase via the Hitcase official website for $49.99 and will also be showcased at the ShowStoppers media event at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 8.

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Chris has worked in and around the gaming industry over the past 16 years, including two gaming enthusiast websites and several freelance positions with mainstream media covering trade show expos, strategy guides, and game reviews.