Accsoon whos are best known for making affordable wireless video systems has announced a new Power Cage for 10.5″ and 11″ iPads.
The Power cage was designed to turn your iPad into an affordable on-set viewing platform.
The Power Cage and iPad can be combined with Accsoon’s CineEye 2 range of wireless 2.4 and 5GHz video transmitters to create an affordable, low latency iOS monitoring solution.
Lots of shooters already own an iPad, so why not make a solution that not only protects your iPad but also allows you to power it and also mount a wireless RX unit.
With an iPad and an Accession wireless device, you can then use the Accsoon Go iOS app to view images from your camera. In the app, you can also utilize image assist tools such as waveforms, zebras, touch magnification, focus peaking, audio level metering, LUTs, and anamorphic aspect ratios. The latest updates to the Accsoon Go app also added the ability to livestream the feed from your CineEye 2-connected camera direct to YouTube.
What iPads does it work with?
The new Accsoon Power Cage fits the following iPad models:
- iPad Pro 11 inch (1st and 2nd gen)
- iPad Pro 10.5 inch versions
- iPad Air (3rd and 4th gen)
- iPad (7th and 8th gen)
Fitting the iPad into the cage is relatively straightforward. The Power Cage utilizes an adjustable sliding frame design and this is how it is able to work with different sized iPad models.
Now, the inherent problem with cages is that iPads change on an almost yearly basis and I have two older iPads and neither of them will fit into this cage.
Size & weight
The Power Cage weighs in at 350g / 12.34 oz and it is only 27mm thick. The cage is made out of aero-grade aluminum alloy. The whole cage can be disassembled into small pieces if need be.
Power your iPad
With the Power Cage, you don’t have to rely on the iPad’s internal battery or USB battery packs. Instead, you can use Sony-style NP-F 550/750 or 950 type batteries for extended run times. You can then connect the included USB-C or Lightning charge cable from the iPad to the Cage and you are ready to go. According to Accsoon, safe charging is guaranteed thanks to a built-in charge protection function.
Each side, as well as the back of the cage, features 1/4-20″ mounting holes so you can attach other accessories to the iPad or mount the iPad to a light stand or camera, etc.
Price & Availability
The Accsoon Power Cage costs $159 US and will be available from authorized Accsoon dealers..