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G-Form turns smartphones into sports cameras

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LAS VEGAS – At the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, Providence-based G-Form debuted its new G90 rugged sports action case for smartphones.

According to a release, the patent pending technology “truly allows smartphones and [the] iPod touch to replace sports action cameras.”

The G90 case allows smartphones and iPods to be flat mounted and act as low profile, aerodynamic sports action cameras, allowing them to rival other sports cameras on the market, such as the Go-Pro.

“The G-form G90 is like no other product on the market,” Rick Garrard, G-Form’s director of research and development, said in prepared remarks. “It literally transforms a smartphone or iPod into a true sports action camera – without compromise.

“Many people have tried to use smart phone or iPod as sports cameras with cases and mounting systems, and it just doesn't work due to the very awkward non-aerodynamic shape of the devices in normal video orientation and the narrow field of view – not to mention the risk of breakage.,” added Garrard. “The G90 case solves all those problems.”

The patent pending technology allows phones to take images at a 90 degree angle while mounted flat. The same technology also allows the lens of the device to increase the field of view to capture all the action in a 140 degree wide angle format.

According to the company, “the G90 case attaches to almost any surface and offers both a full waterproof enclosure and skeletal back. The case can aerodynamically adhere to a helmet, skateboard, surfboard, bike handlebar and more making it far less intrusive than any sports action camera on the market.

“The G90 is even capable of taking video from the underside of a skateboard where no other sports action camera can go,” said G-Form.

The G90 case will be available beginning June 2013 for a variety of devices including Samsung S4 and the iPhone 5

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