Here’s a look at the new Venture Case for the Insta360 One X (reviewed here).
The Insta360 One X is currently the most popular 360 camera on the market in terms of sales volume, but one if its few weaknesses is that it doesn’t have a rugged case. Fortunately, that’s about to change.
Actually, Insta360 One X had a Venture Case, a polycarbonate case that could protect the One X. It was also originally intended to be waterproof. However, it turned out that the Case could leak under some circumstances, and so Insta360 pulled it off the shelves and quietly worked on a new version of the Venture Case for several months, weathering criticism from some users who complained about the lack of a case.
Now the new case is here. It appears similar to the original Venture Case, but there is an additional frame around it. According to resellers, it is supposed be waterproof to a depth of 5 meters, although Insta360 hasn’t said anything yet officially. As with the original, the new Venture Case will appear invisible in your photos and videos, even with the new frame. You simply have to check the box for Venture Case stitching, either in your phone app, the Insta360 Studio 2019 app, or Adobe Premiere.
The new Venture Case is currently being offered on Aliexpress, but get that at your own risk. There’s no guarantee that you’ll receive a genuine product, or a counterfeit, or a reject from the factory. And if the case you got from a 3rd party leaks and ruins your camera, I doubt Insta360 would do anything about that. So I would suggest waiting a couple of weeks to get it directly from Insta360. (No I don’t get commissions on accessories from Insta360, so that has nothing to do with it.)