Hands-On Review: Testing the Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System
Working in a studio for a few years now, I have sometimes found a regular tethering cable to be a nuisance because it would either fall out of my camera when I accidentally stepped on it or the transfer speed was extremely slow or non-existent. Tether Tools, a company that has been top-of-the-market on convenient, high quality tethering equipment, has recently released the Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System ($159.99) — a wireless way of tethering to a viewing device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.
How reliable and easy to use was the Case Air and compared to regular cable tethering? For the answer to this question, I test drove the Tether Tools Case Air on my Nikon D750 camera during a recent studio photo shoot.
- Computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone connection
- No internet connection required (it creates its own hotspot)
- Wireless range of 150 feet
- Mounting via hot shoe or lanyard
- Control on aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Bracketing, bulb timer, focus stacking and HDR
- Live View focusing with some camera models
- Advanced time-lapse shooting
- Capture video, control settings and monitor
- Adobe Lightroom Classic CC compatible
- Ability to quickly share JPEG images captured (RAW+JPEG settings recommended)
- Fits in the palm of your hand: 2.64″ (67.25mm) x 1.6″ (40.11mm) x 0.55″ (13.99mm)
How to use:
Before use, make sure the Case Air, your camera, and your viewing device are all fully charged. Also, be sure to download the Case Remote software onto your viewing device. Then follow these quick and easy steps to set up the Case Air:
1. Attach the Case Air to your camera via its hot shoe or thread the Case Air for use with a lanyard.
2. With your camera turned off, connect the Case Air to your camera via the USB port with the cable provided that is compatible with your camera model.
4. Next, go to your viewing device and find the Case Air WiFi connection, entering the password supplied on the bottom of the Case Air device.
5. Once connected, boot up the Case Remote software and turn on your camera and viola! You are ready to shoot!