Adventures in the Summer of 2013 with Optrix and Christopher Stolz

I’ve got to say that I had one of the best summers in a long time with a lot of great adventures. One thing that made it so great was my Optrix case. I got a brand new XD5 early in the spring and was so excited to use it. I had a few friends that had nothing but good things to say about the company and I was ready to give it a try. My fiancé and I love to get out in the Texas air and especially the water during those hot summer months and the Optrix XD5 would give us peace of mind when we do it..

Waterparks with Optrix!

The fiancé, kid and I spent some time at Schlitterbahn water park in New Braunfels, Texas and the ability to use my phone without worry was amazing! This place has got tons of tube and rafting rides as well as super fast body slides that are perfect for the XD5. When I first got it, Optrix didn’t yet have the wrist float available so I attached a couple of “boater’s key chains” to it! It worked just fine but I’m definitely glad they’ve got an option for us now! We were able to take some really amazing action and underwater shots to remember the great time and we had tons of people asking “What kind of phone is that?!”. I am pretty sure I said “Optrix” about 100 times that weekend.

Nothing like recreating everyone’s favorite underwater baby shot from Nirvana’s Nevermind.  :)

Nothing like recreating everyone’s favorite underwater baby shot from Nirvana’s Nevermind.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding with Optrix!

Another thing Austinites love to do is paddleboard and I am no different. We headed out on Lady Bird Lake on my fiance’s birthday and had a blast, so relaxing and fun. Also a great place for some pictures and again, we didn’t have to worry about being cut off from the world.

Sunbathing on Ladybird Lake

Sunbathing on Ladybird Lake

Zip-lining with Optrix!

Finally, my favorite part, was heading out to Dripping Springs for a canopy tour through the brilliant cypress trees. It was amazing to fly through the air like birds and take in the fresh air. It was a bit tough to get all the steps and controls down but once we had it mastered and the chest mount on, it was smooth sailing and a ton of fun. We got some really beautiful video footage and didn’t have to worry one bit about holding on to a camera or if it was going to drop 50 feet and smash on the rocks below. The fish eye lens really is perfect for times like these.

Longest of the zip lines! This one was super fast and really fun!

Longest of the zip lines! This one was super fast and really fun!

The Bottom Line

It was really neat to have something that few people had ever seen before. Everyone that saw it was amazed at the fact that it was completely waterproof and wasn’t damaged even in the craziest situations. I have a few friends that have other action camera options but I love Optrix. I love having not just my camera, but also my iphone wherever I am. I can’t wait to upgrade and get the other 3 lenses. I can definitely see this as something that I’m going to get a lot of use out of for years to come….or at least until a new iphone comes out. Thank you Optrix!!

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