Tether Tools’ Tether Table Aero Series was designed as a portable tethering platform, but it also can be used for so much more. Mount your Tether Table Aero to any tripod to create a laptop stand, lectern or printer platform. Or, add in a chair or stool and you’ve got a moveable desk to take where you need it. The Tether Table portable workstation is professional, sleek and easy to take on the road. Here’s how it all comes together:
T6 Aerospace Aluminum: The Tether Table Aero Series is made from T6 aerospace grade aluminum, which is extra strong and durable. Plus, the material has little flex so it’s a very stable surface even though it’s still lightweight and portable.
The Brackets: Every Tether Table comes standard with the LAJO-4 ProBracket, a highly efficient bracket for mounting the laptop stand to your tripod. Or accessorize with the lightweight, low-profile LoPro-2 Bracket, which is interchangeable and ideal for transporting the table in a backpack or bag. Its hollowed design makes it well-crafted for balance and good function.
Aero ProPad: Also sold separately, the Aero ProPadis an easy-to-use, non-slip cushioned pad with a specially formulated composite to disperse heat from laptops. It keeps gear placed on your Tether Table from slipping or scratching, and the water- and stain-proof pad simply wipes clean.
Green Screen Photo Booth
Create Photos With Unlimited Backgrounds
By Dave Cross
Needless to say, photo booths continue to be extremely popular, and thanks to a simple green screen setup you can quickly and easily create photos with unlimited backgrounds. In this example, I have a Westcott Green Screen Backdrop on a background stand with two Spiderlites. Of course you could use any lighting setup, but I prefer constant lights for a couple of reasons: it allows for quick shots without any delays waiting for a flash, and there’s no bright pop of flash to “interrupt” the event.
My camera is tethered to my laptop that’s sitting on a Tether Tools Aero MacBook 15" table. Although I didn’t use it for this sample setup, I always add on the SecureStrap for an added bit of security and peace of mind. Although I would have someone manning the photo booth at all times, I am still concerned about the safety of my equipment, so I use the JerkStopper Tethering Kit, securing the tethering cable to my camera and to the laptop.
Q: I’m not sure what kind of tethering cable my camera takes. How do I know what to buy? A: Most cameras on the market today that offer tethering capabilities require a USB 2.0 cable. Currently, there are only a few DSLRs and a couple of Medium-Format Digital backs utilizing a USB 3.0 cable. You can confirm the proper cable compatibility for your camera by visiting our Camera Compatibility Guide.
Q: Can I buy a USB 3.0 cable and plug it into my existing camera and computer to achieve faster transfer file speed? A: No, most DSLR cameras utilizing USB 2.0 are the Mini-B format, where as USB 3.0 utilizes a different style connector most common being the Micro-B. Both cables feature a Male-A on the other end, which plugs into any computer’s USB port.
Want more information on USB tethering cables? Read the Tether Talk posts on USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 compatibility.