Tether Tools Holiday Gear Guide 2017

Posted by: on Nov 27, 2017

The holiday season is the best time of year to give and get the hottest, top-of-the-line photography gear from tables to cables and everything in between. If you’re considering purchasing photography tech (for yourself or a loved one), make sure you check out this gear first!

For the Tech Lover

Case Relay Camera Power System

The Case Relay lets you power your camera continually with an external battery pack or wall power, providing peace of mind knowing you have an uninterrupted power source for your camera. Requires Relay Camera Coupler sold separately. 

Perfect for time-lapse, video, and long shoots, with Case Relay, you’ll never run out of power and never need to stress about forgetting your camera batteries. If you’re shooting and get low on battery power, simply swap out external batteries throughout your shoot.

 

Case Air Wireless Tethering System

caThe Case Air from Tether Tools is an innovative camera controller that connects and transfers images instantly from a DSLR camera to a smartphone, tablet or computer. 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, and grid overlay.

Images can be downloaded to a mobile device for on-the-go tethering and sharing. The Case Air App displays images full screen and a simple pinch-to-zoom lets you check critical focus on any image. The Case Air features built-in mounting options for the camera’s hot shoe or can be secured with included quick-release lanyard if a flash or camera trigger is in use.

AeroTab Universal Tablet System

Engineered with a secure corner to corner diagonal brace, the AeroTab will keep your iPad, tablet, Wacom, or Surface Pro’s screen, as well as all buttons, cameras, speakers and ports open and accessible.

AeroTab comes in two sizes, Small and Large with either the 2 Mount or 4 Mount Bracket option. Both options allow you to connect a tablet to stands, arms, clamps or grips. Attach it anywhere.

For the Tethered Photographer

TetherBlock Arca

The TetherBlock Arca locks your tethered cable into place, keeping your cable or cord plugged in and your camera’s sensitive data port protected from damage. The integrated Arca-style tripod mount makes it simple to attach to arca-compatible tripods.

Camera data ports are fragile and expensive to repair. When shooting tethered in the studio or on location, a trip or tug can cause your tether cable to become dislodged or cause serious damage to your camera’s data ports. The TetherBlock is a must-have for photographers shooting tethered both handheld or using a tripod.

Tether Table Aero
If you are looking to build a professional, and stable tethered workstation we recommend the Tether Table Aero. Start with any tripod, lightstand, c-stand, or arm and add a stable, lightweight, and portable Tether Table laptop platform and accessorize and customize the setup as you see fit. The Tether Table Aero was designed to meet the needs of not just photographers, but all creative individuals looking for a secure laptop table for a tripod.  It’s sleek in design and unsurpassed in stability and durability. Featuring the state-of-the-art LAJO-4 ProBracket, Aero Tables fit on a wide variety of stands and gear.
Rock Solid Master Side Arm
The Rock Solid Master Side Arm is designed to securely mount a Tether Table Aero, lights, cameras, and other gear to a C-Stand, Low Boy Roller, railing, truss or other location.

The Master Side Arm features two 5/8″ (16mm) dual baby receptors, and two anti-rotation, multi-hex studs that pair perfectly with the Rock Solid Master Clamp (sold separately) to position gear in various spaces and angles.

Rock Solid Tripod Roller

The Rock Solid Tripod Roller gives wheels to most any tripod and offers mobility for Tether Table Aero System, monitors, tablets, cameras, and other production gear. Its universal foot attachments securely hold most tripods. The extendable leg bases feature easy-to-turn knurled tightening knobs to quickly secure each tripod leg in the roller. Once secured, the tripod is easy to level and adjust. Simply loosen the dolly extensions and spread to the exact desired tripod height. Lock the dolly legs in place and tighten each tripod leg. The legs lock in place when extended for extra security.

Each leg has large 3″(7.62cm) rubber-cushioned glide wheels with foot locks. The larger wheels and dense rubber make for smooth rolling motion and less impact from bumps or uneven floors. Easy foot locks on each wheel make it simple to secure in place and the locks release with a tap of the toe.  The Rock Solid Tripod Roller folds very compactly and is easy to carry with its built-in handle. The included travel storage case has an adjustable shoulder strap for transport.

Rock Solid Tripod Crossbar

The Rock Solid Tripod Cross Bar  lets you mount your Tether Table Aero on the same solid support as your camera to build a custom, ideal workstation that meets your specific needs.

Perfect for step and repeat event photographers, or commercial and studio shooters who want their camera and Tether Table on one stand.

The Rock Solid Tripod Cross Bar mounts securely to a tripod with dual-locking heads, and features knurled plates for quick and easy mounting of your gear. The versatile Rock Solid Tripod Cross Bar features 4 – 3/8″ threads that allow flexibility in mounting a variety of gear including single or multiple cameras, Tether Tables, ipads, tablets, other arms or accessories. The possibilities are endless. Mount your Tether Table Aero on one head and camera on a Ballhead on the other; mount your camera and a tablet; or Tether Table Aero and a tablet.

For the Wedding, Event, or Action Shooter

RapidMount Q20 and SLX

Tether Tools RapidMounts allow you to discreetly mount lights and action accessories in ways that were never before possible – without stands or clamps!  RapidMounts adhere to walls, buildings, windows and more without damaging the surface nor leaving a residue behind. Great for location shoots, the RapidMount SLX can uniquely position speedlights to any surface – ensuring light in just the right spot. Likewise, the RapidMount Q20 sets up fast using the included and refillable RapidStrips, securing action cameras, LED panels, phones, microphones and other 1/4″-20 accessories to surfaces.

Ultimate Rock Solid PhotoBooth Bundle

The Ultimate Rock Solid PhotoBooth Bundle makes it incredibly easy for any photographer, DJ, event coordinator, or entrepreneur to start and run their own photo booth.

The Bundle comes with your choice of Rock Solid Low Boy Roller or Rock Solid Master C-Stand to keep the setup stable.

All you need is your camera, laptop with photo booth software, a monitor, and you are ready to create the ultimate photo booth experience. This is the perfect photo booth kit for events, wedding or parties.

Rock Solid Low Boy Roller

Want to build your photo booth incrementally? Start with the Rock Solid Low Boy Roller and create your photo booth experience as you see fit.

Raise the two spring-loaded risers to a max height of 5′11″ (1.8m) and mount a monitor using a Rock Solid VESA Monitor Mount, tablets using an X Lock Case or AeroTab, as well as strobes, studio lights, and other gear on the 5/8″ knurled baby stud, then lock everything down using the large, ergonomically-designed grip knobs. Cushioned rubber rings on the risers safeguard your gear from unnecessary bumps and vibration, and the optimal wingspan on the base and locking wheels ensure that this stand will remain stable and upright.

Folding legs with locking pins allow for the Low Boy Roller to be setup or folded down in seconds. Featuring all-metal construction and the highest quality manufacturing.

RapidMount EasyGrip Kit
The RapidMount EasyGrip Kit from Tether Tools mounts Speed Light Flashes securely to any flat or round surface from 0″ to 4″ (2.5cm to 10cm) such as poles, handlebars, tables, and more. Aluminum construction, the EasyGrip is compact and lightweight, simple to use, and strong.
The articulating ballhead assembly includes a RapidMount Cold Shoe for mounting SpeedLight flashes. Additionally the cold shoe can be removed exposing a ¼”-20 thread for versatile mounting of cameras, lights and a variety of other gear. The RapidMount EasyGrip supports weights up to 6lbs(2.7kg). Includes Tether Tools Lifetime Warranty.

For the Filmmaker

Rock Solid  Master Articulating Arm

Designed for positioning a tablet, small monitor, camera, light, flash, or accessories in the optimal position the Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm is an absolute beast. Featuring locking teeth and pad slips, the arm is extremely stable and has a load capacity up to 9.75lbs (4.5kg).The two 5/8″ (16mm) Baby locking hex stud ball joints rotate 360º, plus a cut-out in each sleeve surrounding the ball allows the stud to be bent 90º. One stud accepts a 3/8″-16 thread, while the other accepts a 1/4″-20 thread for added versatility. Each stud has six milled flat surfaces, so whatever is mounted on the Master Arm will not rotate once secured. The central elbow rotates 360º for infinite adjustability.

Rock Solid VESA Studio Monitor Mount for Stands

The Rock Solid VESA Studio Monitor Mount for Stands enhances photographers and videographers capabilities by providing a streamlined way to mount large monitors and iMacs (adapter required) to studio stands to utilize the standard 5/8″(16mm) Baby Junior pin found on common studio support equipment allowing for easy integration into any set-up.

The VESA Studio Monitor Mount’s easy and portable set-up is engineered for in-studio or location tethered image or video display as well as educational forums, tradeshow visual displays and weddings/events where video and slideshow playback is needed. Ideal for still photography, LiveView or HD video/slideshow playback.

The VESA Studio Monitor Mount mounts directly on any 5/8″ (16mm) Baby Junior pin so it’s easy to use with any existing roller stand, C-stand, arm or clamp. Use a roller stand to reposition monitors as shooting angles and conditions change. The VESA Studio Monitor Mount features dual 5/8″ mounting receptors for easy rotation of the monitor from landscape to portrait depending on current needs.

The top of the VESA Studio Monitor Mount also features two accessory mount receptors. Both 5/8” stud receptors have openings on the bottom to fit most all 5/8″ Baby and Junior Stud arms and accessories. Use these receptors to mount lights, cameras, and other gear, using Tether Tools Master Articulating Arm.

Rock Solid Master C-Stand – Black

The Rock Solid Master C-Stand meets the height and flexibility requirements of today’s hard working photographers and filmmakers, whether that’s a sitting workstation, video monitor setup, or a studio light setup.

This high-quality C-stand in non-reflective matte black features spring-loaded risers for quick height adjustments, and the risers lock down with ease with large ergonomic knobs. Perfect for mounting monitors, Tether Tables, tablets, lights and other gear in-studio or on location.

The Rock Solid Master C-Stand features a tri-locking mechanism that allows the legs to swing out and lock into place for easy setup and collapse flat for storage. The stand has a low center of gravity which allows mounting of heavy equipment without the fear of tipping. The legs are perfectly shaped to allow for the addition of saddlebag-type sandbags.

Featuring all-metal construction with an all-weather non-reflective matte black finish and the highest quality manufacturing, Tether Tools is proud to offer a Lifetime Warranty on the Rock Solid Master C-Stand.

Stocking Stuffers

Rock Solid “A” Clamps

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Rock Solid “A” Clamps are sold in both 1” and 2” sizes and come in handy for a wide variety of uses. Non-reflective, matte black with a coated handle and tip, these clamps feature spring-operated jaws that hold a variety of material efficiently and securely. Secure backdrops, bounce cards, cables, shot lists, scripts, and reflectors or just about anything where an extra set of hands is helpful.

Rock Solid LoPro Phone Mount

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The Tether Tools Rock Solid LoPro Phone Mount is a smartphone/accessory holder, designed for mounting a phone, action camera, or small device on any 1/4″-20 compatible photography arm, clamp or grip. The LoPro hold the largest of phones, including the iPhone 7 and even external hard drives.

StrapMoore

The StrapMoore is a handy contraption that secures to the leg of any tripod, light stand, pole, beam, table, chair and much more. Use it to secure a laptop power brick, charger, phone, off-camera flash, transmitter/receiver, microphone, battery, external hard drive or anything else that’s handy to have nearby during a photo or video shoot.

 

Tech the halls this holiday season with high-quality gear from Tether Tools! For more information and to shop now, visit TetherTools.com.

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