For this reason, thrill-seekers have often turned to GoPro  for action cameras that can capture footage while on-the-go. But one company is challenging the status quo by developing a case that it says can turn a standard smartphone into a rugged camera.
G-Form, which creates protective cases for tech gadgets, has unveiled the G90 Action Sports Camera for the iPhone 5 , the latest iPod touch  and other devices. Check out the video, above, for more.
"The G90 case integrates unique, multiple proprietary and patent-pending technologies allowing smartphones and iPods to be flat mounted as extremely low profile, aerodynamic and sleek as sports action cameras," the company said on its website .
G-Form's GoPro alternative will be available starting this June.
Would you use the G90?
Smartphones and extreme sports are natural enemies, as bringing your prized iPhone on that mountain-biking trip is a surefire way to get it lost or broken. For this reason, thrill-seekers have often turned to GoPro for action cameras that can capture footage while on-the-go.