Earlier this year, CASE finished a very, very successful Indie GoGo campaign for their Camranger competitor, the CASE remote air. Unknown to many who were fans of the idea, Tether Tools is actually a large partner of the CASE team, and helped develop the technology and design of the product. Now that it’s close to being released, Tether Tools felt confident enough in the product to offer it as a pre-order on their website.
Case Air is about the size of a car key fob and weighs just 50 grams (1.7 ounces) which is light and compact enough to take anywhere. Case Air seamlessly mounts to a camera using the integrated hot shoe mount or included quick-release lanyard.
Once connected to a camera via a small USB cable, Case Air creates its own wireless connection between camera and tablet, phone or computer (no wireless internet connection needed). Case Air is powered by a simple, easy-to-use mobile App with advanced camera functions including live-view, focus peaking, histogram, grid overlay, video capture, and specialized tasks like bracketing, HDR, time-lapse, and focus-stacking.
Images can be downloaded to a mobile device for on-the-go tethering and sharing. The Case Air App displays images full screen and only requires a simple pinch-to-zoom to check critical focus.
The Case Air battery life is approximately 6 to 9 hours and can also be powered using an external USB battery pack for photographers who need additional power. Case Air is non-proprietary and currently compatible with most Canon and Nikon cameras.
The Case Remote App, available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, is a wireless camera remote controller that works in tandem with the Case Air Wireless Tethering System. The App features an intuitive design and state-of-the-art performance that makes wireless tethering and remote camera control simple and easy.
If you missed out on the Indie GoGo campaign, you can now get the CASE remote for the same price as offered during the campaign, $159, directly from Tether Tools. Not only does this work better for those not a fan of crowdfunding, it also lends credence to those who already gave their money to the campaign: this product will be released. It’s real. Unlike some other failed Kickstarters…