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Tether Tools Wallee Connect module broadens iPad mounting options  
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 | by Rob Galbraith
The new Wallee Connect module from Tether Tools, along with a Wallee iPad Case, enables Apple's tablet to be mounted to a tripod, lightstand or other photography gear support. The Wallee Connect incorporates attachment points for a 1/4-20 tripod head, 3/8" tripod mount, 5/8" light stand/clamp plus Arca system components; the Wallee Case is available for both the original iPad and the iPad 2 and is compatible with the full range of existing Wallee desktop, wall and other mounts, in addition to the Wallee Connect.

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Attachment: The Wallee Connect module and Wallee Case for the iPad 2, left, and in action, right. Click photos to enlarge (Photos courtesy Tether Tools)

A bundle comprised of the Wallee Connect and Wallee Case is US$119.90 when ordered direct from Tether Tools. The following video gives a good overview of the Wallee Connect and Wallee modular system.

Connected: An overview of the Wallee Connect and Wallee modular system (Video courtesy Tether Tools)

More information is in the press release below, and on the Tether Tools site.

Press Release

Tether Tools® iPad Wallee Connect Integrates
iPad and iPad 2 into Photographer & Filmmaker's Workflow

Scottsdale, ARIZ. (Aug. 2, 2011) - Tether Tools® and The Wallee are partnering on the Tether Tools iPad Wallee Connect. "The Connect" for short, is a mounting system that seamlessly brings the Apple iPad and iPad 2 into the photography and film workflow. This new product integrates a secure way to mount an iPad on a tripod, light stand, SuperClamp, or articulating arm for the first time.

"The Wallee iPad modular case and mount system is a market leader with iPad lovers around the world," said Alon Tamir, president of The Wallee. "We're always on the lookout for other leaders in innovation to extend the utility of our products. Tether Tools brings The Wallee into the professional photography and film industry supplying this important user-group with a quality solution for working with the iPad."

Coupling The Wallee's patented locking X mechanism with the versatility of Tether Tools LAJO-4 ProBracket, The Connect allows the iPad or iPad 2 to safely mount to the most popular photography and cinematography equipment. Once attached with a simple 45-degree twist, the locking mechanism allows for 90-degree turns that change the iPad from landscape to portrait orientation without disconnecting from the bracket or stand. The Wallee case remains on the iPad for use with Wallee's extensive line of mounts and stands.

"The Wallee is a great system for every iPad owner and now with Tether Tools Wallee Connect, it's the ultimate solution for photographers and filmmakers who want to use the iPad as a teleprompter or for tethered shooting, image viewing, editing, presentations and even selling, " said Josh Simons, president of Tether Tools. In addition to offering the iPad Wallee Connect and all Wallee mounts and accessories, Tether Tools is also distributing the complete line of Wallee products.

The Wallee case is meticulously designed so buttons, speaker, and cameras are always accessible. Photographers tethering wireless, importing with Apple's Camera Connection Kit, or using one of the many photo apps designed for the iPad, can now incorporate the device into their workflow anywhere, anytime. Visit the Tether Tools iPad Wallee Connect page for a complete list of accessories and product specifications.

About Wallee

Meticulously designed in Melbourne, Australia and loved globally, The Wallee offers a seamless, hard case for the iPad and a growing range of modular accessories that connect to a universal docking system built right into the case. Each accessory expands and enhances the way the iPad is used every day. Created by a design studio full of self-proclaimed Apple fanatics, each product is designed to meet the meticulous aesthetic and quality standards expected by Apple users.

About Tether Tools

Tether Tools® is a design and manufacturing company providing innovative custom photography and film equipment and accessories for in-studio and on-location shoots. The product line was conceived by professional photographers and designed by aerospace engineers to maximize versatility, portability and security of equipment. Tether Tools is committed to providing the highest quality tethering and workstation solutions for professional and enthusiast photographers and filmmakers.

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