PolarPro to Offer Modules for OtterBox uniVERSE Case System
PolarPro, a manufacturer of professional-grade accessories for action cameras, drones and smartphones; has announced a partnership with OtterBox to offer 7 accessory modules as part of the new OtterBox uniVERSE Case System. Designed for the latest iPhone 6 models, the protective OtterBox case offers the ability to expand the iPhone’s features with swappable modules, each of which attach seamlessly to the case using a slotted rail. One of the seven accessory modules offered by PolarPro is a multi-coated clip-on fish-eye conversion lens ($29.99) compatible with both front- and rear-facing cameras, which attaches directly to the OtterBox uniVERSE case. A snap-on lens cap safeguards the lens when not in use.
Polarpro Press Release
PolarPro Expands to Smartphone Market with Series of Modules for the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System
As one of the inaugural OtterBox partners, PolarPro takes its first major step into the smartphone accessories market bringing its unique brand of purpose-built products for photography, music and fun to the uniVERSE ecosystem.
Newport Beach, C.A. – May 24, 2015 – Today, PolarPro, a manufacturer of professional-grade accessories for action cameras, drones and now smartphones, announced a partnership with OtterBox, the No. 1-most trusted brand in smartphone case protection, to offer seven accessory modules as part of the new OtterBox uniVERSE Case System.1 Designed for the latest iPhone 6 models, the protective OtterBox case offers the ability to expand the iPhone’s features with swappable modules from a variety of leading accessory makers each of which attach seamlessly to case using a slotted rail on the back of the case. For more information on the seven PolarPro accessories design specifically for the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System, please visit: http://www.polarprofilters.com/collections/otterbox-universe-case-system
“When I appeared on the TV show Shark Tank, I explained to the Sharks how PolarPro was planning to expand from our legacy products for action cams and drones to bring our unique vision to the smartphone accessories market. To be able to partner with such a trusted brand like OtterBox in making our first steps into this market has been an unbelievable opportunity,” said PolarPro CEO Jeff Overall. “The seven different accessories we’ve created each help smartphone owners get the most out of their music and photography while extending the reach and accessibility of the device.”
From its inception, the PolarPro brand has become known for its purpose-built accessories, earning the company a reputation for innovative new products that help users create the best images and video from their GoPro® action cameras and popular photography drone models. With the products it has designed specifically for the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System, PolarPro continues its tradition of inventing products that are fun and functional.
“Innovation in the mobile technology world continues to evolve, and smartphones are at the center of this evolution,” said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. “OtterBox is bringing together industry giants and cutting-edge innovators to create a customizable mobile ecosystem. With uniVERSE Case System, consumers don’t have to compromise premium protection to use the amazing array of accessories that are changing how we use our phones.”
PolarPro accessories developed specifically for the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System include:
· PolarPro Beat Pulsar Wireless Mobile Speaker (MSRP $59.99) – Paired with the OtterBox uniVERSE case, the PolarPro Beat Pulsar Wireless Mobile Speaker provides an added audio boost for music, videos, conference calls and more. With wireless Bluetooth® connectivity, the Beat Pulsar can pair with any iOS or Android device, and its on-board 500 mAh battery ensures up to eight hours of enjoyment. The dual 40mm speaker drivers offer enough power to make any day at the beach into a bumping party, and the built-in microphone turns the booming Beat Pulsar into a mobile speaker phone ideal for the business road warriors taking a conference call on the road. The molded design ensures comfortable handling with the Beat Pulsar snapped into the uniVERSE system, and a sleek profile even when it’s detached from the case.
· PolarPro PowerPack (MSRP $49.99) – The thin and elegant design of the PolarPro PowerPack ensures a seamless attachment to the OtterBox uniVERSE case. Whether backcountry camping or shooting hours of family vacation video, the PowerPack’s 2100 mAh battery offers supplemental capacity equivalent to 100% of the battery life of an iPhone 6 (75% battery life for iPhone 6 Plus). The PowerPack is proportionally thinner than the phone itself, helping to minimize weight and ensure carrying comfort in hand, pocket or purse. With a simple on/off power switch, users can let the PowerPack flow or hold the extra juice in reserve when heading off the grid for extended periods, and the white LED light power indicators keep tabs on just how much juice is remaining.
· PolarPro Stash (MSRP $19.99) – Designed as a sleek addition to the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System, the PolarPro Stash is a minimalist wallet for cash or credit cards. With capacity for three cards, the Stash’s slim design easily slips into the skinniest of skinny jeans making it ideal when an evening calls for only the essentials. Crafted from genuine leather the Stash features anti-slip inlay material to ensure valuable cards, IDs and cash stay put.
· PolarPro Trail Blazer Quick-Release Armband (MSRP $34.99) – Ensuring a secure connection to the OtterBox uniVERSE case, PolarPro’s Trail Blazer Quick-Release Armband is crafted from comfortable, breathable neoprene to ensure moisture-wicking durability for any workout, hike or other situation that demands hands-free accessibility. Designed to fit both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, the Trail Blazer includes a storage pocket for keys, cards or headphones, and its Velcro compression strap keeps it locked in place during the most rigorous workout.
· PolarPro Fisheye Wide-Angle Lens (MSRP $29.99) – Offering simple clip-on installation to the OtterBox uniVERSE case, the PolarPro Fisheye Wide-Angle Lens maxes out the view of a standard on-board smartphone lens helping to fit the entire crew into a selfie or capture panoramic landscapes. Compatible with front and rear-facing cameras, the multi-coated HD glass lens ensures optimal image quality wherever adventure might lead. The compact Fisheye is super portable and lightweight, and its included key chain ring guarantees it’s always on hand when needed while a snap on lens cap safeguards the lens when not in use.
· PolarPro Stance (MSRP $29.99) – The PolarPro Stance is a small yet extremely stable compact tripod ideal for smartphones using the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System. The pop-out tripod legs allow the Stance to squeeze into a purse or pack, and in this configuration it can even serve as a handheld grip for added stability when shooting video. The included phone case tripod adaptor screws directly into the Stance’s mini ball head, which offers durable aluminum construction to ensure smooth 360 degree rotation.
· PolarPro Trippler (MSRP $49.99) – The PolarPro Trippler is a multi-faceted grip/extension pole/tripod/stand all rolled into one and its included clip-on tripod adaptor securely attaches to the OtterBox uniVERSE case. The Trippler starts as a compact 7.5” long hand grip, which quickly extends up to a 28” extension pole for more selfie stick-style shots. Simply flip the collapsible legs out and the Trippler is a sturdy and durable tripod or stand from which to shoot video, making it ideal for time-lapse shots. Its mini locking aluminum ball head rotates 360 degrees to ensure a level shot from any vantage point.
Direct availability of the OtterBox uniVERSE case, and the aforementioned PolarPro modular accessories is available through http://www.otterbox.com and http://www.polarprofilters.com. On May 29, the uniVERSE Case System goes on sale in Best Buy retail stores, BestBuy.com and Amazon.com.
For more information on PolarPro’s accessories for the OtterBox uniVERSE ecosystem, please visit: http://www.polarprofilters.com/collections/otterbox-universe-case-system
PolarPro is a leading manufacturer of action camera accessories and mounts designed to improve the filming experience with GoPro®, Sony® POV Action Cams and other more traditional photographic solutions. Founded in 2011 at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with the creation of its first small, polarized filter, PolarPro has experienced explosive growth and now distributes its solutions to more than 1,500 retailers worldwide. The dynamic team of young and innovative employees recently secured investment on ABC’s popular show, Shark Tank. For more information on PolarPro visit http://www.polarprofilters.com, or follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Starting in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox® has evolved into the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader in mobile device protection.3 Its diverse lineup of protective solutions for smartphone and tablet devices is the result of precision engineering, diligent testing and continual technological advancement, giving technology users the confidence to make the most of their mobile world. OtterBox is an eight-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes Magazine. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices in San Diego; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong. For more information, visit http://www.otterbox.com
1 Source: The NPD Group/Consumer Tracking Service, 2012 – 2015
2 uniVERSE case is NOT protective against water. Will provide added protection against bumps, drops and shock.
3 The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold 2012 – 2015