|By PR Newswire||
|November 6, 2012 07:35 PM EST||
WINCHESTER, Va., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- xDev Inc. has announced iXtreme via the crowd-funding site Kickstarter at over 50% discount to retail. iXtreme is an Adventure and Gaming Case for iPhone 4 and 5, something that is completely new to the i-market.
The specialized case features:
- A tough composite outer shell
- A shock-isolating inner liner
- Water- and dust-resistant sound portals
- An integrated three-point mounting system with one-finger release
- A 180° three-element wide-angle lens and lens guard
- And a viewing kickstand in the form of the iXtreme logo
The inner liner can be used as a daily-use case when the mounting features of the outer shell aren't required. The liner is also designed to hold the lens independent of the shell. The company is testing additional lenses that will be released at a later date.
iXtreme has been designed to be lightweight, rugged, protective, adaptable and mountable. It allows the use of the phone features while in the case, including the headphone jack. The international patent pending design creates tremendous mounting flexibility. The case allows an iPhone owner to use their phone as a mountable point of view (POV) camera. It also simulates the feeling of a traditional camcorder and serves as a gaming console steering wheel when using detachable handles called iX Grips. The product has been designed to work with GoPro® accessories and is highly adaptable to any mounting system.
This exciting product is being introduced via Kickstarter and is expect to ship to consumers in March, 2013. xDev plans to produce the product in the United States, which the founder sites it as a source of great pride and inspiration. The case will retail at $99, but the first production units will ship to Kickstarter backers at over 50% discount to retail including a pair of iX Grips, four of the company's 0° and 90° Adapters for GoPro°, and the iX Tripod Mount. This combination will allow users to mount the case to equipment they may already own or can easily acquire.
The company claims a cost-savings of up to 85% when comparing iXtreme to purpose-built POV cameras and protective phone cases. Although xDev has been developing and testing their own line of mounting accessories they felt it was more important to announce the case soon after the release of the iPhone 5 and allow time to test the accessories with the redesigned smartphone. The company is currently designing over a dozen accessories.
"Personally, I could never justify the cost of a purpose-built POV camera. While on a ski trip with some friends in January of 2011 I almost destroyed my iPhone while trying to capture video from my snowboard. After we returned home I tried to find a product to protect and mount my phone. It didn't exist, so I started designing one," said Matt Parrill, the product's creator and founder of xDev. "Since that time we have worked diligently on the product and also how to successfully manufacture in the USA. We decided to continue testing and refining while we awaited the release of the iPhone 5, and validating the adaptability of that design before announcing the product."
As a result of their efforts the products designers have created a product that will raise the bar on the smartphone case market. "The trend has been using our iPhones as cameras and camcorders, but the form factor make the phone difficult to handle in harsher environments where you may be wearing gloves, or need to hold the device for extended periods. When combined with the detachable iX Grips, iXtreme creates the sensation of using a camcorder. You can get your hands away from the lens and also elevate the screen above your hand. If you need both hands free, you can mount the case on your chest, helmet, bike, car, or practically any other surface. Today you can use any number of mounts that are available, or our iXtreme branded mounts in 2013. iXtreme is about inexpensively creating the ability to relive the epic moments that may otherwise be lost or forgotten. That's why we say relive epic."
He went on to say "We have been designing, engineering, testing, and filing intellectual property for nearly two years. iXtreme is great at sports, but I think the extra time has paid off in the form of a more feature-rich case that speaks to a broader market. You can strap it on and capture amazing wide-angle video of your excursions, or you can click in iX Grips and make 1080p HD video of a family gathering. All of this with or without the lens."
About xDev Inc. and the CEO
Formed by Matt Parrill in 2011, xDev Inc. is committed to the development of quality American-made products that enhance the active lifestyle. xDev will initially pursue a direct sales model online, but does have plans to offer the product to wholesale as market conditions permit. The company will use the tag line Relive Epic to describe the power and potential of the iXtreme product.
An entrepreneur and technology consultant, Mr. Parrill formed WinTech - a Virginia-based technology consulting company focused on the needs of small business - in 2001. Although he has handed over daily operations of that company to a highly-skilled staff, he will remain Chief Executive Officer.
The product launch on Kickstarter can be viewed on Kickstarter.com
SOURCE xDev Inc.
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
Jul. 25, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 936
Continuous testing helps bridge the gap between developing quickly and maintaining high quality products. But to implement continuous testing, CTOs must take a strategic approach to building a testing infrastructure and toolset that empowers their team to move fast. Download our guide to laying the groundwork for a scalable continuous testing strategy.
Jul. 25, 2016 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,895
Early adopters of IoT viewed it mainly as a different term for machine-to-machine connectivity or M2M. This is understandable since a prerequisite for any IoT solution is the ability to collect and aggregate device data, which is most often presented in a dashboard. The problem is that viewing data in a dashboard requires a human to interpret the results and take manual action, which doesn’t scale to the needs of IoT.
Jul. 25, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,924
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Jul. 25, 2016 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 412
“Being the one true cloud-agnostic and storage-agnostic software solution, more and more customers are coming to Commvault and saying ' What do you recommend? What's your best practice for implementing cloud?” explained Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist at Commvault, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 25, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,663
CenturyLink has announced that application server solutions from GENBAND are now available as part of CenturyLink’s Networx contracts. The General Services Administration (GSA)’s Networx program includes the largest telecommunications contract vehicles ever awarded by the federal government. CenturyLink recently secured an extension through spring 2020 of its offerings available to federal government agencies via GSA’s Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts. GENBAND’s EXPERiUS™ Application...
Jul. 25, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,813
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
Jul. 25, 2016 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 864
As companies gain momentum, the need to maintain high quality products can outstrip their development team’s bandwidth for QA. Building out a large QA team (whether in-house or outsourced) can slow down development and significantly increases costs. This eBook takes QA profiles from 5 companies who successfully scaled up production without building a large QA team and includes: What to consider when choosing CI/CD tools How culture and communication can make or break implementation
Jul. 25, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,575
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
Jul. 25, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 898
UpGuard has become a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and will continue to help businesses expand visibility into their cyber risk by providing hardening benchmarks to all customers. By incorporating these benchmarks, UpGuard's CSTAR solution builds on its lead in providing the most complete assessment of both internal and external cyber risk. CIS benchmarks are a widely accepted set of hardening guidelines that have been publicly available for years. Numerous solutions exist t...
Jul. 25, 2016 10:53 AM EDT Reads: 329
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** -- including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also co...
Jul. 25, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 297
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Jul. 25, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,938
"Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jul. 25, 2016 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,865
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application tha...
Jul. 25, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 986
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
Jul. 25, 2016 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,129