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ADV ProductsADV Bike AccessoriesThe Hitcase Pro Makes Your iPhone Function Like a GoPro

The Hitcase Pro Makes Your iPhone Function Like a GoPro

Easily review, edit and share your ride videos when out in the field.

Published on 05.08.2014

The Hitcase Pro is a rugged waterproof case that allows you to use your iPhone 5 or iPhone 4 as an action camera. With the iPhone, you can view videos you’ve taken while out in the field and monitor your filming while you ride. This allows you to make minor adjustments to the camera angle, retake a missed shot or realize when you’ve got a spot of mud on the lens.

Dash mounted Hitcase Pro

The Hitcase Pro can be mounted off to the side of the windscreen with the optional MotoR bar attachment.

The Hitcase utilizes a built-in wide angle lens (like the GoPro) that gives you the large field of view necessary for action camera footage. In addition, the case is waterproof up to 33 feet (10 meters) and shockproof from a drop of up to 6 feet (2 meters). This will ensure your iPhone is well protected during your next get-off or failed river crossing. The case uses a push button slide release mechanism to quickly detach the device from its holder, making it convenient to capture hand held action footage when out on the trail.

For about half the price of a GoPro, you can buy the Hitcase Pro; saving you a lot of money if you already own an iPhone. Most people are already familiar with how to share their pictures and video with the iPhone, so it’s nice not having to learn how to use yet another device.


The Hitcase comes with a mounting kit to attach the camera securely to your helmet and has a variety of optional mounting solutions like the MotoR bar attachment that allows you to secure the camera on your handlebars or windscreen frame rails. The Hitcase Pro uses GoPro compatible attachments, so there are a variety of fitment options available on the market. If you already own a GoPro, you can use the Hitcase and your existing mounts to setup a second camera angle for your rides.

Another cool offering from Hitcase is their free iPhone App. The optional Vidometer app places a data overlay on your videos with maps, speed, altitude, g-force, and more, allowing your viewers to get the full experience of your ride. The app makes it possible to perform simple edits and share your videos right from your phone as well.

We like most things about the Hitcase Pro, but it does have a drawback. Your phone can not be charged while it’s in the case. You have to take the phone out of the case periodically to recharge it on longer rides. The reason the case does not have a charge port is to keep it completely water tight. Also, keep in mind that if you are looking for the absolute best quality video, a camera designed for high-speed footage like the GoPro may be your best option.

Hitcase Pro GPS Mount

The Hitcase Pro also allows you to use your iPhone as a ruggedized GPS device.

Hitcase should definitely consider integrating a waterproof charging port into a future version of their product; one that would still allow for a quick release of the case for fast action shots. This would allow you to use your iPhone as a GPS device on longer trips. Mounted on the dash, it would be possible to position the device for both filming and GPS duties. It’s possible to do this now, but without a constant power supply your battery would not last more than a few hours.

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Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney

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May 9, 2014 11:02 am

A sample of video you shot while testing this case would be a great addition to this article.

Rob Dabney
Rob Dabney
May 9, 2014 11:23 am

Thanks Beez! A video sample has now been added.

BK Appleby
BK Appleby
May 9, 2014 8:55 pm

While there is not mention, at least I didn’t see any, of the Hitcase minimizing vibration, this is a big issue for iPhone’s when in a dash holder in a car. It would be my expectation there would be even more vibration on a motorcycle. There is a lot of discussion in different forums in how an iPhone is not a viable GPS device, as it does not hold up to vibration. For this reason, I would not sacrifice my phone for something like this. I would get something that is designed for this function and save my expensive iPhone for it’s myriad of other uses.


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