Protect, connect and detect. The Seek iOS Compact camera and case, designed for the new OtterBox uniVERSE Case System, launches at Best Buy.
SANTA BARBARA, CA, JUNE 15, 2016 — Seek Thermal™ has announced a strategic marketing partnership with OtterBox, the No. 1-most trusted brand in smartphone case protection, to offer the Seek Compact line for iOS as a module compatible with the new OtterBox uniVERSE Case System.1 Whether you're using a thermal camera for home inspections or building trades, or while adventuring outdoors or hunting, you no longer have to choose between capturing thermal images and keeping your iPhone protected.
The uniVERSE Case System outfits iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus with a slim, protective OtterBox case that offers virtually endless possibilities.2 The uniVERSE Case System combines trusted OtterBox protection with the ability to expand iPhone’s features with swappable modules from a variety of leading accessory makers. The Seek Compact Case™ attaches seamlessly to the OtterBox uniVERSE case using a slotted rail on the back of the case to turn one’s iPhone into a high-powered thermal imager.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with OtterBox and aligning the Seek Compact line of thermal image cameras with the revolutionary uniVERSE case system,” said Tracy Benson, CMO/VP of Global Marketing for Seek Thermal. “Since we first introduced the Compact series, our customers have inquired about how they can further protect their camera and phone, especially while using it in the rugged environments. With the new Seek Case built for OtterBox, users get the peace of mind that they can use their thermal image camera in almost any work or play environment.”
“The uniVERSE Case System brings the top mobile accessory innovators together to create a seamless iPhone ecosystem,” said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. “We’re partnering with the best of the best to bring a completely new platform to the market.”
Seek Thermal’s award-winning Compact thermal image camera line plugs directly into your iOS device to instantly connect and detect temperatures from -40°F to 626°F. The Compact series offers a variety of lenses to meet your field of view and applications. It has a minimum focusable distance of six inches and several infrared detectable ranges maxing out at 1,800 ft. By enclosing the Seek thermal imaging camera into the Seek Case built for Otterbox, users are guaranteed to have the best protection available.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Seek Compact for iOS sells for $249.00. The Seek CompactXR for iOS sells for $299.00 direct at thermal.com, otterbox.com, Best Buy stores, bestbuy.com and amazon.com. Users that already own a Compact thermal imaging camera from Seek Thermal can buy the Seek Case for their iPhone to use with the uniVERSE Case System for $29.00 at thermal.com.
The uniVERSE Case System, sold separately, is available now for iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus at otterbox.com, Best Buy stores, bestbuy.com and amazon.com. For more information, visit otterbox.com.
About Seek Thermal
Seek Thermal engineers, designs and manufacturers high quality thermal imaging products and core platforms for consumer, commercial, and heat sensing IoT data applications. With headquarters in Santa Barbara, California, the global hub of thermal imaging innovation, the company has developed breakthrough thermal imaging camera cores that will enable a range of affordable products for use at home, work and play. For more information visit thermal.com and follow #seekthermal on Instagram and @seekthermal on Twitter.
About OtterBox: 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. 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 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
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Jonalyn Morris for Seek Thermal