Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Huish Outdoors Unveils New Oceanic+ Smart Housing For iPhone


In conjunction with last week’s unveiling of the new Apple Watch Ultra and accompanying Oceanic+ app, the folks at Huish Outdoors have also introduced a new waterproof housing for iPhones.

Whether diving, snorkeling, paddling or playing in the water, the Oceanic+ Smart Housing will allow you to take photos on your iPhone underneath or on top of the water. With the Oceanic+ app and Smart Housing, your iPhone also becomes a dive and snorkeling computer.

Features of the new housing include:

* German-grade nylon material
* Electronic Bluetooth user interface
* User interface controlled by Directional Pad Controller
* Works with ultra-wide lens features on iPhones
* Vacuum pump with automatic seal check/integrated leak detector
* Maximum operating depth to 60 meters (196 feet)
* Integrated depth pressure and temperature sensor
* Standard accessory attachment for 1/4” – 20 UNC thread (right)
* Rechargeable lithium battery via included USB-C
* Ergonomic two-material handle for excellent grip
* Includes a thermoformed travel box to protect from scratching
* Advanced photo and video features, including digital color correction filters (depth color-correction)
* Compatible with iPhone X series and above (iOS16)

The new housing is available for pre-order and will be released in the summer of 2023. It will retail for US$489.95 (CAN$639.95/~€484) plus tax/shipping.

To pre-order the housing case, go to oceanicworldwide.com to make a US$10 deposit.

The Oceanic+ app is expected to launch later this fall. It’s subscription-based and will include a free version as well as a paid subscription for more advanced dive computer features.

To be notified when the app is available through the Apple App Store, click here.

John Liang
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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.