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 Optrix XD5
 
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(out of 5)

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$99.95 USD (iPhone 5/5S)
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ProsPros:
– Extremely tough case
– Removable camera lens
– Multiple mounting accessories
– Sled could be used as a second case
ConsCons:
– Video footage is not cropped properly using iOS’s camera app
– Optrix XD5 not compatible with GoPro mounts
– Reduced functionality of iPhone when installed
– Mounting system require effort to manage
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– None that we can find
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Optrix XD5)
Weight/BulkWeight/Bulk (3/5):
– Case is light for its bulk
– Unwieldy due to mounting clip, camera lens and hinges
InstallEase of Installation (5/5):
– Optrix XD5 is easy to install
– Limited iPhone functionality offset by ease of installation
Build QualityBuild Quality (4/5):
– Case feels tough
– Feels like it can take lots of abuse
– Screen protector scratches easily
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
(LifeProof Nuud)
Shock ProtectionShock Protection (5/5):
– Provides shock protection up to 30 ft
– Successfully tested by throwing the Optrix XD5 as hard/high as we could
– Drove over with a car, iPhone suffered damage but still functional
Water/Dust ProtectionWater/Dust Protection (5/5):
– Provides water protection up to depths of 33 ft
– Successfully tested by dropping it into a river
Screen ProtectionScreen Protection (4/5):
– Case provides approx. 1/4 of clearance between edge of case and iPhone screen
– Screen protector is fairly thick
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
(Optrix XD5)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (2/5):
– Optrix XD5 does not allow you to access mute switch
– Unable to access Touch ID
– Sound is muted
– Call quality is reduced
– Camera flash is covered
– Removable lens isn’t properly centred unless using Optrix’s app
Screen UsabilityScreen Usability (3/5):
– Provides adequate access to swipe menus
– Gap between screen protector and touch screen is noticeable
– Requires you to press much harder on the touch screen
Screen ViewabilityScreen View-ability (3/5):
– Scratches are very evident
– Glare is noticeable
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