Optrix XD5 rugged waterproof iPhone5 case
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Optrix XD5


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Transform your iPhone® 5/5S into an action sports camera.

Perfect for capturing videos and photos on your iPhone 5 in action sports such as biking, motorsports, water sports, skating, motorcycling, snow sports, and more.

Enhance the Already Stunning 1080p HD Video of the iPhone 5

The XD5 enhances the stunning 1080p HD video of the iPhone® 5 by adding an all-glass, three element, 175 degree wide-angle lens. This lens adds context to your action by framing in a little bit of helmet, the handlebars of the bike, or the interior of a car.

The Toughest iPhone Housing Ever Built

Drop test survival to a height of 30 feet, the XD5 uses the same technology to protect your iPhone® as Formula 1 designers use to protect drivers: a “monocoque.” Because of this, the XD5 is lighter and vastly stronger than “clam-shell” style cases on the market. Our ultra-rugged housing means your iPhone is nearly indestructible. Bump, bash, crash, and splash with your phone safely housed in our polycarbonate shell and rubberized inner iPhone sled.

Waterproof to a Depth of 33 Feet (10 meters)

Optrix is ready to go wherever your adventures take you. From white-water rafting to splashing in the waves. Keep your phone safe and dry while you get wet.

Use your iPhone While It’s Inside the XD5

With our protective touchscreen membrane, you get all the protection of the Optrix XD5 plus all the versatility of your iPhone apps. Our touchscreen membrane allows you to fully operate your iPhone while in the housing.

Power Your iPhone While You Shoot

The XD5 access door allows you to not only charge but also plug in headphones and take phone calls. With all of these additions the XD5 maintains its superior waterproof rating. *case not waterproof with door open…duh*

An App For That

Be sure to download the free Optrix VideoSport App to make your action videos crisper and more enjoyable. Also check out Optrix VideoPro –the only action video app that can add full telemetry data right to your videos.

NOTE: Volume buttons are intentionally hard to press. This is to prevent accidental start/stopping during action sports and to avoid accidental contact with the button during video recording (hitting a wave, bumping the ground, etc)

Waterproof to 33 ft.

optrix-waterproof-330wOptrix iPhone housings are precision engineered and guaranteed to protect your iPhone. From whitewater rafting to splashing in the waves, Optrix cases are ready to go wherever your adventures take you.

IPX8 Water Immersion Rating

Optrix cases are designed and built to a rating of IPX8 which is the highest rating possible for electronic housings. The IPX8 rating means no damage to your iPhone beyond 3 feet continuous immersion in water –in fact, we’ve tested our iPhone 5 cases at 33 feet with no water intrusion. Our iPhone 4 case is also waterproof up to a depth of 6 feet.

Leak Test Results

Here are the results from a leak test performed by a product review blog – TheWirecutter. Not only was the Optrix case the only iPhone case to not leak, it was awarded the Best Action Sports Case.

30 ft Drop Test Survival

Optrix XD Drop RatingOptrix cases are designed and manufactured to withstand very high levels of impact. This means no damage to your iPhone even when dropped onto pavement from a height of 30 feet.

Optrix cases use an impact resistant, custom poly-carbonate unibody design for the ultimate in protection. Because of this, our cases are lighter and vastly stronger than the typical “clam-shell” style cases on the market.

Before you buy any iPhone case be sure to check the manufacturer’s spec for impact rating before it’s too late. iPhone repairs such as a cracked screen replacement can range from $100 to $200.

Military Grade


When we think tough we think military grade. Bump, bash, crash, and splash with your phone safely housed in our poly-carbonate shell and rubberized inner iPhone sled.

Optrix offers a wide selection of high quality, custom mounts for most photo and video taking needs. From simple wrist leashes to chase cam rigs, Optrix gives you great iPhone camera photography and video platform options.


1) What devices fit into the Optrix case?

iPhone 5 and 5S

2) Can I operate my device while it is in the case?

Yes. Optrix has a protective watertight membrane over the touchscreen that allows you to fully operate your device while it is safely locked inside.

3) Can I talk on my iPhone while it is enclosed in the case?

The door on the bottom of the housing that allows access to the headphone jack and microphone so you can talk on your iPhone 5.

4) Can I charge my iPhone inside the case?

The door on the bottom of the case that allows access to the lightning cable jack for charging your iPhone 5 while still in the case.

5) How long can I record?

Recording time depends on a number of factors. In real life conditions we see close to an hour of HD recording time with 7GB. Therefore a 64G iPhone could record for up to 8 hours (limited by battery of course).

6) How long will my battery last?

Battery life can depend on many factors including temperature and age of device. We typically see 1-2 hours of recording time.

7) Can I use alternative iPhone cases inside the Optrix case?

Third party cases will not fit into the Optrix housing. Our proprietary sleds were designed to be sleek and sturdy enough to use as an everyday, light duty case, so use ours instead.

8) How Waterproof is my case?

Waterproof to a depth of 33ft (~10m).
Optrix cases are great for water sports (kayaking, surfing, wakeboarding, etc.) but are not intended for Scuba Diving. Optrix cases do NOT float.

9) Can I listen to music with my iPhone inside an Optrix case?

Yes, access to headphone jack is possible through the charging door. When the charging door is open the case is no longer waterproof.

10) What is the Optrix warranty?

Optrix has a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects and a 30-day money back guarantee with proof of purchase.

Optrix Lenses carry a 1 year warranty against factory defects. As the lens is constructed of glass, it is possible to break the lens when dropped directly onto the lens face. This is not considered a factory defect and not covered under warranty.

11) Why is my footage blurry or wavy?

Blurry or wavy footage is predominantly caused by two scenarios. The iPhone was never intended to film while moving at a high rate of speed. iPhones will “hunt” for the best point of reference in the foreground to focus on. Refocusing constantly will make the footage blurry. Use Optrix Apps to lock the focus and get crisp, clear footage. Extreme vibrations will make the footage wavy. When given the choice, always mount your Optrix XD in a place where vibrations are the lowest.

A quick demonstration on how to mount your Optrix XD5 to the rail system.


A quick demonstration on how to switch between flat and curved base plates on an Optrix XD5.


A quick demonstration on how to mount the Optrix XD5 to a vented helmet.