Vuze XR 360 Underwater Case User Manual

Introduction

The VUZE XR 360 waterproof underwater case for up to a depth of 30 m (100´) allowing photos and videos to be captured underwater or in mist fog and rain.

Package Contents

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VUZE XR 360 Underwater Case Overview

Underwater Case Closed

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Underwater Case Open

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Underwater Case Usage Instructions

Opening the Case

1. Release the latches on both sides of the underwater case.

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2. Use the notch at the bottom of the case to flip the case cover open

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Inserting the camera

When placing the camera into the underwater case make sure the camera shutter release button is aligned with the underwater case shutter release button.

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Insert 3 desiccant pads in marked areas:

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Closing the Case

1. Close the case cover

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warning-black 2. Before locking the latches press firmly along the seams to make sure there is no air in the seam and the O-ring is set properly in it’s place in vacuum.

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3. Firmly secure the latches on both sides of the case

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NOTE: Verify the two parts are properly aligned and sealed.
A single hair or speck of dust at the sealing seam can cause the housing to leak and damage your camera.


 

Video tutorial on inserting and closing the camera in the Underwater Case:


Precautions

Before using the case

Check the empty case for leaks (without camera inside)

  • To prevent water damage to the camera, be sure to check for leaks before placing the camera in the case;
  • Verify no air bubbles or leaks are present by immersing in shallow water such as a small bucket of fresh water;
  • Check the underwater housing buttons inside the bucket and verify no leaks are present;
  • If water enters the case, check the O-ring and confirm that the case is properly sealed.

After using the case

Before opening the underwater case

  • Rinse it in fresh water;
  • Wipe the underwater case dry;
  • Remove the camera from the underwater case.

After removing the camera

  • Rinse the case in fresh running water;
  • While rinsing press all 3 buttons 10 times to remove sand and salt;
  • Wipe the underwater case dry;
  • Let the case dry in the shade.

Preparing for usage

Prepare the camera

  • Verify camera is fully charged;
  • Verify camera has proper SD-Card with enough free space;
  • Verify the camera is in underwater mode.

Prepare the underwater case

  • Insert the camera;
  • Insert 3 desiccant pads to prevent fogging in cold and humid environments;
  • Close the case;
  • Wait for 10 minutes with the camera turned off to allow the desiccant pads absorb the inner humidity.

Ready for action

  • Turn on the camera;
  • Select camera capture mode;
  • Capture photos and videos.

NOTE: If you detect any leaks or flooding during a dive, immediately return the underwater housing to the surface. Any impacts with rocks, coral, or hard obstacle may cause leaks.
If an impact occurs, immediately inspect the underwater case for leaks.

NOTE: In high humidity environments in order to avoid fogging isuses it is recommended not to use the camera on surface before using it under water.

Storage and transportation

Storage

  • Keep the O-ring out of reach of direct sunlight, make sure the o-ring doesn’t dry out and crack;
  • Store the case in a cool, well-ventilated area;
  • Leave the case open to prevent the O-ring from deteriorating;
  • To dry out and reuse the desiccant heat inserts on a pan in the oven at 125°C (260°F) for 30 minutes;
  • Store the desiccant pads in an airtight bag;
  • The desiccant pads can be reused for up to four times.

Travelling by Air

If possible, include the case in your carry-on baggage when travelling by air. Leave the case open and don’t lock the buckles. If the case is sealed, changes in air pressure may damage the case or prevent the case from opening.

High Altitudes

When travelling from high to low altitudes, open the case periodically to equalize the pressure. If the case is kept sealed, changes in air pressure may damage the case or prevent the case from opening.

Specifications

Compatible cameras VUZE-XR
Maximum rated depth 100 ft / 30 meters
Weight in Air Approximately 0.4 lbs (210 gr)
Buoyancy (sea water) Negative
Buoyancy (fresh water) Negative
Lens domes material Polycarbonate
Housing Material Polycarbonate
O-ring Material Silicon Rubber
Drop Rating NONE – If underwater case is dropped, bumped, or otherwise impacted, verify water tightness prior to use.

LIMITED WARRANTY

This HumanEyes VUZE-XR Underwater Case is warranted against any manufacturer defects for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase. Defective products should be returned to HumanEyes postage paid.
HumanEyes will, at its sole discretion, repair or replace such products, and will return to customer postage paid. All other claims of any nature including but not limited to flooding of the underwater housing, damage to the camera, damage to the housing due to dropping or other impact events, etc., are not covered.
Normal wear and tear including but not limited to scratched lenses, body, and minor hardware
corrosion is not covered. Except as mentioned above, no other warranty expressed or implied applies to this product.
To prevent damage to your VUZE-XR product or injury to yourself or to others, read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.
To ensure continued enjoyment of your VUZE-XR underwater case product, observe the following precautions when storing or using the device.

Safety Precautions

WATER INSIDE THE CASE COULD NOT ONLY EXPOSE THE CAMERA TO IRREPARABLE DAMAGE BUT ALSO RESULT IN FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR EXPOSURE TO POISONOUS GASES. THE ENTRY OF WATER INTO THE CASE CAN BE PREVENTED BY OBSERVING THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS.
• Before sealing the case, examine the O-ring, watertight channel, and any parts of the case that are in contact with the O-ring carefully to ensure that they are free of dirt, hair, lint, dust, sand, and other foreign objects. Make sure that the O-ring is not twisted or out of position.
• The O-ring requires periodic replacement. Replace the O-ring immediately if it is damaged, cracked, warped, or has lost elasticity. O-rings should be replaced at least once a year; do not use a worn O-ring or a type of O-ring or O-ring grease not designated.
Be careful not to damage the O-ring when removing it from the case. Do not use metal objects or objects with sharp points when removing the O-ring.
Do not use force when removing or positioning the O-ring. Excessive force may permanently stretch the ring, causing the case to leak.
Do not open the waterproof case in areas exposed to spray, high winds, dust, or sand.
Do not drop the case, place under heavy objects, or subject to excessive force. Failure to observe this precaution could cause the case to warp, resulting in leakage.
In the event of leakage, stop use immediately, dry the camera and the interior of the case.

Shock and Vibration

The waterproof case is not designed to protect the camera from blows or vibration. Do not drop the case, strike it against hard objects, throw it into the water, jump into the water holding the case, or leave the case in an area subject to extreme vibration. Failure to observe these precautions could result in damage to the camera.

Maximum Depth

The VUSE-XR-UWC is waterproof to 30m (100´). At greater depths, the case could leak, break, or change shape, resulting in damage to the camera.

Temperature

Do not leave the case in areas exposed to high temperatures, such as inside a car, near a heater, on a beach, or in direct sunlight. Failure to observe this precaution could weaken or warp the case, resulting in damage to the camera. Sudden changes in temperature could result in condensation inside the case, which could also damage the camera. To prevent condensation:
Before exposing the case to sudden changes in temperature, place it in a sealed plastic bag. Do not open the bag until the case has reached the same temperature as its surroundings.
Place the supplied desiccant in the case with the camera as directed on page 4 of this manual.
Do not expose the case to high temperatures by leaving it on the beach or in direct sunlight before entering the water.

Travelling by Air

If possible, include the case in your carry-on baggage when travelling by air. Leave the case open and don’t lock the buckles. If the case is sealed, changes in air pressure may damage the case or prevent the case from opening.

High Altitudes

When travelling from high to low altitudes, open the case periodically to equalize the pressure. If the case is kept sealed, changes in air pressure may damage the case or prevent the case from opening.