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Tether Tools Introduces New ONsite Relay Camera Power System

Tether Tools introduced its OnSite Relay Camera Power System, the choice for many photographers looking to leverage constant power when shooting photography or videography, on-set, or on-site. The continuous power is drawn from a battery bank, d-tap battery, or wall outlet and is perfect for long shoots, astrophotography, night photography, time-lapses, shooting video, long exposures, travel photography, or wherever power is consistently needed.

The ONsite Relay Camera Power System utilizes the Tether Tools Relay Camera Coupler which is universally compatible with most proprietary Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fiji, Blackmagic, and Olympus cameras, many Sony NP-F L-Series video monitors and lights and compatible with cameras and devices requiring up to 8V of power. The system comes with either a USB-A connection (Case Relay A) or two USB-C (Case Relay C), and can be used to hot-swap batteries when on a photoshoot.

Key Features include:

  • Perfect for: astrophotography, night photography, time lapses, shooting video, long exposures, travel photography
  • Continually power your camera with USB battery packs
  • Hot swap batteries mid-shooting with no downtime
  • No need to purchase multiple camera batteries
  • Compatible with most Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm and Olympus cameras and many Sony NP-F L-Series video monitors
  • Can be adapted for use with D-Tap batteries.

With ONsite Relay A, 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. ONsite Relay A’s internal UPS battery will keep your camera powered while you exchange external batteries. Utilizing a wall outlet or external batteries, you could in theory shoot forever with consistent power flowing to your camera through ONsite Relay A.

Tether Tools is Fixing its Air Direct Tethering System

In January of this year, Tether Tools released the Air Direct Wireless Tethering System. Shortly after that, Apple released macOS Catalina to the 10.15.1 version. That iteration disrupted Air Direct, Capture One, Lightroom, and many other applications in the Apple ecosystem.

At the risk of getting extraordinarily technical, Apple introduced platform level changes, introducing System Extensions and a DriverKit with specific functionality related to networking, security and Drivers. While beneficial to device users in the long-term, the change brought industry standard development practices to a sudden halt.

Tether Tools has started working on ways to fix these problems. They are excited to roll out a macOS Catalina Beta program where existing users can download and use a new Air Direct Utility which is compatible with Catalina. In particular, if you are a Capture One or Lightroom user, then joining the Beta program will allow you to use Air Direct with those applications as intended.

Those who would like to join the Beta can do so by visiting the page on the Tether Tools website that talks about macOS Catalina update and its effects. Look for a button at the bottom of that page that enables you to enter the Beta.

Tether Tools Introduces TetherPro Right Angle Adapters

Tether Tools has introduced the TetherPro Right Angle Adapter Cables, also called “pigtails”. They were created as a result of people asking for them. There are three different kinds of TetherPro Right Angle Adapter Cables.

You asked, we listened! Introducing the TetherPro Right Angle Adapter Cables, or “pigtails”, for USB-C, USB 3.0 Micro-B and USB 2.0 Mini 5-Pin. At 20” (50cm) in length, these right-angle pigtails are designed to be used with the TetherPro USB 3.0 to Female Active Extension and the TetherPro USB 2.0 to Female Active Extension for USB-A computer ports. Use them with TetherPro USB-C to USB-A Female Adapter for USB C computers. Pair any of the Right Angled Adapter Cables with a TetherBlock or TetherBlock Arca to keep set up simple and reduce any workflow interruptions.

TetherPro Right Angle Adapter USB 3.0 to USB-C are designed to be used with the TetherPro USB Female Active Extensions and Adapters for quick release at the connection point. Compatible with all USB-C camera ports.

TetherPro Right Angle Adapter USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 Micro-B 5-Pin are designed to be used with the TetherPro USB Female Active Extensions and Adapters for quick release at the connection point. Compatible with all USB 3.0 Micro-B 5-pin camera ports.

TetherPro Right Angle Adapter USB 2.0 to USB 2.0 Mini-B 5-Pin are designed to be used with the TetherPro USB Female Active Extensions and Adapters for quick release at the connection point. Compatible with all USB 2.0 Mini-B 5-pin camera ports.

Tether Tools Released an Update to Case Remote App

Tether Tools released an update to the Case Remote, the companion app for the Case Air Wireless Tethering System, for newly added camera support.

Case Remote is the app that works in tandem with the Case Air Wireless Tethering System. The Case Air connects and transfers images instantly from your camera to a phone, tablet, or computer. Control advanced camera settings including focus points, exposure settings, bracketing, time-lapse, and more. View your images on a larger screen to check critical focus and composition, or use Live View or movie mode for real-time capture to share and collaborate as you can.

Here is a look at what’s new in the Case Remote update:

For Mac and Windows:

  • Added support for Canon EOS RP/Canon EOS 1500D/Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
  • Added support for Nikon Z6/Z7
  • Maintain native camera file naming convention when new “Apply Unique File Name” feature is unselected in user settings

For Android and iOS:

  • Now supports iPhone XS and 12.9” iPad Pro
  • Added support for Canon EOS RP/Canon EOS 1500D/Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
  • Added support for Nikon Z6/Z7
  • File naming feature is not applicable to mobile applicable
  • Bug fixes

For more details, as well as information about how to update the Case Remote App on Android, or how to update the Case Remote App on iPad and iPhone, please visit the Tether Tools website.

Tether Tools Introduces ONsite Power

Tether Tools introduces ONsite Power, a suite of portable power solutions that harness the power of D-Tap batteries to charge AC and USB powered devices such as laptops, camera batteries, LED monitors and lights, tablets, phones and more – wherever power is needed.

With the ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply and accessories, we’re proud to provide a robust, versatile solution for photographers, videographers, and digitechs to keep their laptop powered, charge up camera batteries and other gear on location.

ONsite Power includes four new products, available in early November of 2018:

ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply: ONsite Power is a travel-friendly, long-lasting, and versatile power solution made possible by the ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply. When paired with any standard D-Tap battery, the ONsite Power Supply provides two AC outlets and four fast-charging USB ports to keep photographers and videographers powered on the go.

With no TSA travel restrictions, the ONsite D-Tap tp AC Power Supply is designed for easy travel and provide a versatile power source anywhere in the world. Available in both US 110V version and international (universal) 220V version.

ONsite D-Tap Battery with V-Mount: The ONsite D-Tap Battery with V-Mount, featuring premium LG lithium-ion battery cells, is designed for use by photographers and videographers in studio and on location.

ONsite Aero V-Mount: The ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply and ONsite D-Tap Battery with V-Mount can also seamlessly integrate with the Tether Table Aero laptop mounting system with the help of the new ONsite Aero V-Mount. The streamlined solution secures the ONsite system to the Tether Table Aero, powering a laptop during long shoots while keeping a safe and secure work environment,

ONsite AC Power Supply Car Adapter: The ONsite AC Power Supply Car Adapter allows you to plug in your ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply to any automobile DC 12V lighter socket. It is ideal for travel and location shoots.

Tether Tools Released its Case Relay Camera Power System

Tether Tools is committed to supplying professional and enthusiast photographers with the finest tethering photography equipment. They have released their Case Relay Camera Power System. It is a first of its kind, and provides uninterruptible power for a DSLR or mirrorless camera using any standard 5V USB external battery pack.

The Case Relay Camera Power system works in sync with the Relay Camera Coupler, designed specifically for your camera. A Relay Camera coupler is inserted directly into the camera battery port, then connected to the Case Relay CPS. The Case Relay connects directly to any standard 5V external battery, commonly known as a portable USB charger, widely available at most stores or via TetherTools.com.

With Case Relay’s own secondary, internal 1200 mAh battery, if the photographer’s external battery pack runs low it’s easy to swap the external battery and not lose power to the camera. With the Rock Solid External Battery Pack (10,000 mAh) from Tether Tools, photographers will be able to shoot considerably longer than with a standard camera battery. A 10,000 mAh external battery will provide 3-10 times the power of most camera batteries, depending on the camera.


  • Continually power your camera with USB battery packs
  • Hot-swap batteries mid-shooting with no downtime
  • No need to purchase multiple camera batteries
  • More cost effective than purchasing multiple proprietary camera batteries
  • Power sources are non-proprietary, so you can power your camera with the same 5V battery you use to charge phones or tablets.
  • Never need to charge camera batteries again

Tether Tools Helps Keep Your Studio Organized

Tether Tools has worked to design and manufacture tools that expand the possibilities of photographers, videographers, and creatives in all fields. Their tools are used by creatives across the globe as an essential piece of their workflow and safety on set. Tether Tools can help keep your studio organized with their newly introduced products.

TetherBlock prevents accidental remover of a cable from your camera’s data ports by snaking a USB, FireWire, or HDMI cable through the TetherBlock’s channel. Once secured to the camera, you can either shoot handheld or attach the TetherBlock to a camera’s tripod mount. For those using an Arca-compatible tripod, TetherBlock Arca has the plate built-in.

The Starter Tethering Kit includes:

  • One TetherPro Cable 15′
  • One JerkStopper Camera Support
  • One JerkStopper USB Support
  • One Tether Tools Cable Organization Case (Standard)
  • One Package JerkStopper ProTab Cable Ties – Small (10pk).

The Starter Tethering Kit is great on its own, but even better when paired with the Pro Tethering Kit which includes:

  • One Tether Table Aero Master or Traveler
  • One LAJO-4 ProBracket
  • One Aero ProPad
  • One Aero Cup Holder
  • One Aero SecureStrap
  • One Aero XDC
  • Three Aero Clip-on Hooks
  • One JerkStopper Clip-on Support
  • One StrapMoore
  • One Tether Table Aero Storage Case

Tether Tools is in the final stages of the manufacturing process on USB-C cables. They will produce USB-C to USB-C, USB-C to USB-A, and USB-C to each individual camera port. Their goal is to provide you with a single cable to meet your needs, whether you have USB-C on your camera, computer, or both. Give Tether Tools your email address to be notified when USB-C Cables are Available.

Tether Tools and Goal Zero Team Up for a Giveaway

Tether Tools is committed to supplying professional and enthusiast photographers with the finest quality tethering photography equipment. Goal Zero makes the best portable power products on the market. The two have teamed up for a giveaway.

The Solar Powered Memories Giveaway is easy to enter. Go to the Tether Tools website and log into the giveaway using either your email or Facebook. Next, follow Tether Tools on social media. Then, share with others for “even more entries”. At the time I am writing this, the Solar Powered Memories Giveaway has 4 days left.

There are 9 different ways to enter the giveaway. Most of them involve visiting Tether Tools and/or Goal Zero on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Someone will win a Venture 70 Recharger from Goal Zero and a Case Relay Camera Power System from Tether Tools.

The Case Relay Camera Power System 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. (It requires the Relay Camera Coupler, which is sold separately.) The Case Relay Camera Power System is $99.99.

The Venture 70 Recharger packs the power you need to keep those small devices, cameras, and tablets charged no matter the elements you may be out battling. With an IPX67 weatherproof rating and 17,799amAh the Venture will keep everything running smoothly. The Venture 70 Recharger is $149.95.

Tether Tools Has New Mounts and Stands for Monitors and iMacs

Tether Tools logoModern computer displays are amazing things. In most cases, they’re thin, light, and relatively portable right out of the box. That makes it easy to install them in all kinds of different locations. But most monitors only come with simple desk-based stands in the box. Thanks to the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) standards for monitors and TVs, it’s easier than ever to use most digital displays (and even Apple iMac computers) with all kinds of mounts and stands that make it possible to use those displays almost anywhere.

Tether Tools, a leading manufacturer of many popular adaptive stands for tablets, phones, and displays, recently announced a collection of new products to help creators use their monitors in new ways. Here’s a rundown of these new items from Tether Tools:

  • Rock Solid VESA Monitor Mounts: From Tether Tools: “These three VESA Monitor Mounts are an integral part of mounting a monitor to a stand or tripod. All three require a monitor that is VESA compliant with a 75×75 or 100x100mm configuration or a monitor that is outfitted with a VESA adapter.”
  • Rock Solid iMac Adapters: From Tether Tools: “The VESA iMac Stand Adapter employs a unique adapter ring system, and a heavy-duty steel construction will keep your iMac safe and secure. The brushed aluminum finish matches the look of an iMac, giving you a setup that is both attractive and functional. Pair a Rock Solid VESA Monitor Mount (sold separately) with a Rock Solid VESA iMac/Cinema Display Direct Adapter to mount your iMac to a stand or tripod.”
  • Rock Solid iMac Direct Adapter: For use with iMacs that have a VESA adapter already connected.
  • Rock Solid VESA Adapter Plates and Extensions: From Tether Tools: “Certain monitors have a VESA configuration larger than 100x100mm, that’s where our three adapter plates come in. These plates convert 200×200, 400x200mm, and larger VESA configurations to the standard VESA pattern of 100x100mm to make your monitor compatible with mounts such as the Rock Solid VESA Monitor Mounts (mentioned earlier).”
  • Rock Solid VESA Monitor Quick Release System: This system makes it easy to install or remove a display onto a stand or mount. Ideal for situations where you need to move a display between locations.
  • Rock Solid Non-VESA Monitor Mount Adapter Arms: From Tether Tools: “The Rock Solid Non-VESA Monitor Mount Adapter Arms will fit most LCD or LED monitors with a bezel height from 10.5″ to 16.25″ and overall thickness from 1″ to 2.75″, or generally, most widescreen monitors from 17″ to 27″ (fits square 13″ screens). The adapter is designed to fit any VESA monitor mount with 75x75mm or 100x100mm mounting holes, and includes all required screws and other hardware for assembly.”

All products above range in price and can be purchased thru the Tether Tools store.