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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2014, 02:45:10 AM »

That did figure into why I bought one  ;)
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2014, 03:27:21 AM »

Arguably, with the spread of wifi for public use, if you can get a cell signal you can get wifi. So they probably wanted to put a pin in that as soon as possible... or just raise the profit margin.
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2014, 10:16:19 PM »

Those extensions with a wrist strap look like they could become a hazard if you use it inside a ride, especially a fast-moving one.  The iPhone could get snagged on part of the scenery as you go by and if your hand is in the wrist strap... :o
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2014, 12:17:05 AM »

"please keep your hands and arms..................."   
They've moaned at me for just having a video camera slightly outside the carriage on the Railroad.
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2014, 05:59:11 AM »

Those extensions with a wrist strap look like they could become a hazard if you use it inside a ride, especially a fast-moving one.  The iPhone could get snagged on part of the scenery as you go by and if your hand is in the wrist strap... :o

Why would you want a strap-on for the ride?

Though, going back to the original response, is there anything new to record that hasn't been recorded countless times already?
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2014, 11:27:14 AM »

Why would you want a strap-on for the ride?
So you don't lose the iThingy over the side? ;D

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Though, going back to the original response, is there anything new to record that hasn't been recorded countless times already?
Just off the top of my head:
Gaston's Tavern
Maurice's Cottage (Enchanted Tales with Belle queue)
Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid queue
Goofy's Barnstormer queue
Dumbo exterior (assuming it's changed since NFL opened) and waiting area interior

Not new but I don't remember having seen *complete* reference recordings of these publicly shared:
Magic Kingdom
WDW Railroad complete ridethrough
Haunted Mansion exterior SFX

Epcot
Living with the Land load/unload area
Mexico Pavilion exterior and interior
Test Track 2.0 exterior and interior

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Asia
Africa
Mombasa Marketplace
Pizzafari interior
Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama
Discovery Island Trails
The Boneyard
Wildlife Express - both stations

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Echo Lake
Star Tours exterior
Animation Courtyard
Hollywood Blvd.
Toy Story Midway Mania!
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2014, 02:00:30 PM »

I'd really have to say that holding anything outside the confines of the ride vehicle is pretty silly anyway and asking for either an accident or to be escorted off the ride. The wrist strap is fine (leaves the hands free to hold on or video or whatever) but extending poles is above and beyond. There's a big difference between a wrist strap or loop for an iphone in case you drop it (most of us have one on our cameras anyway and I fixed one onto my Zoom H2 for that very reason - it doesn't have a dedicated hole for one so I fixed it to the silicon cover) and fastening it something else.
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2014, 05:45:49 PM »

You could use a breakaway wrist lanyard instead, like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Chums-Safety-82047105-Breakaway-Lanyard/dp/B00BC3LWHY
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2014, 06:37:39 PM »

mind you, the OP was (I think) asking "is there a simple wrist strap that fit's an iPhone" and, generally, iPhones don't have anywhere to attach one to.
http://www.148apps.com/news/add-lanyard-wrist-strap-apple-iphone-leather-case-mophie-juice-pack/

not for the faint-hearted though. it involves drilling two holes in the phone casing ;)
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2014, 06:47:55 PM »

This strap fits the iPhone 5 series.  Replace the supplied wrist strap with a breakaway version to improve on it.
http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-wrist-strap/
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2014, 08:35:07 PM »

I did ask which model we were talking about but I don't think we heard. I would presume that it won't be a 5 series as a quick Google would have shown that straps are available for those.

"I am wondering though, does anyone know of anything that I can get to have a more secure hold on my iPhone while I am on a ride?  Something like a camera strap or similar?"

It seems to be a popular question to ask on the Apple forums and complaints that they won't make one because they make too much money from replacing broken screens.  ;)
This still looks the best option to me
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Protective-Running-Cycling-Jogging-Generation/dp/B00L8SMKYM/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1413398016&sr=8-9&keywords=iphone+4+wrist+strap

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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2014, 09:06:46 PM »

Those kinds of holders are very handy when listening to music on the go but not so good for recording it live. :D  Without an external mic, the sound is going to be muffled and it might have some handling noise as well.

Here's an interesting option for an iPhone 4:
Iphone 4/4s Cases with Duo Hand and Neck Straps
http://www.amazon.com/Iphone-Cases-Hand-Neck-Straps/dp/B00AVDZGVY
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2014, 12:11:18 AM »

yes, not the ideal way to record but I found for ID purposes, my iPod coped well (it's in a leather case and has survived several drops). I did find the silicon cover prevented hand noise on the Zoom though as well as providing the anchor for a wrist strap. As I've said before, my iPod doesn't have a mute connecting externals which was a great shame (previous versions did).
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2014, 04:49:58 AM »

Why would you want a strap-on for the ride?
So you don't lose the iThingy over the side? ;D

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Though, going back to the original response, is there anything new to record that hasn't been recorded countless times already?
Just off the top of my head:
Gaston's Tavern
Maurice's Cottage (Enchanted Tales with Belle queue)
Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid queue
Goofy's Barnstormer queue
Dumbo exterior (assuming it's changed since NFL opened) and waiting area interior

Not new but I don't remember having seen *complete* reference recordings of these publicly shared:
Magic Kingdom
WDW Railroad complete ridethrough
Haunted Mansion exterior SFX

Epcot
Living with the Land load/unload area
Mexico Pavilion exterior and interior
Test Track 2.0 exterior and interior

Disney's Animal Kingdom
Asia
Africa
Mombasa Marketplace
Pizzafari interior
Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama
Discovery Island Trails
The Boneyard
Wildlife Express - both stations

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Echo Lake
Star Tours exterior
Animation Courtyard
Hollywood Blvd.
Toy Story Midway Mania!


Some of those have been recorded I think, but how many of those things were created after his last visit? ;D Throw in modern design using speakers that you can't reach with speakers.
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Re: worth it to record with an iPhone? protection options?
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2014, 05:27:48 AM »

For the OP, everything in Storybook Circus/New Fantasyland will be new.  That's a fair number of loops.
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