Last Updated on April 3, 2021
Many photographers these days find themselves tethered to their DSLR camera while they are taking photographs using Wi-Fi.
There are tethering devices on the market now that bring that connection wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet and help you transfer photos, use remote shooting, or even control the camera from a distance.
They work with most popular brands of DSLR cameras and there are quite a few different options out there for different budgets and needs.
Who Is Camranger For?
The Camranger is for the DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera user who wants to record and live stream images or video from a camera to their device.
With the Camranger, you can wirelessly record HD video and audio from your camera to your mobile device. You can use the app on your mobile device to preview, zoom, and change camera settings. You can use it with Google Hangouts or Apple iMessage.
How Does Camranger Work?
The Camranger is a camera mounting system that inputs three digital video (DV) ports and one audio input port onto a 5.5″x2.75″ USB thumb drive. The Camranger’s USB thumb drive enables you to transfer the video and audio streams from your camera to your mobile device.
What Does Camranger Look Like?
The Camranger is a tall, rectangular box that is 2″x2″x2″. It is available in matte black or glossy white. It has a subtle “Camranger” logo on its top and front. On the back, it has a stand with adjustable height, an on/off switch, and USB ports.
The Camranger is compatible with a variety of devices including Android smartphones, iPhone 6/6+, iPad Air/Mini Retina, GoPro HERO4 Black/Silver, GoPro Session, Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/Edge, Galaxy Note 3/4, Nexus 5 and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Who Is Case Air For?
The case air is for the DSLR, Mirrorless, or videographer who wants a Bluetooth speaker, battery pack, and live-streaming cam capabilities.
The case air is a portable wireless Bluetooth speaker that charges your phone, and allows you to use it as a live streaming viewer. The box has two USB ports and one Micro-USB port that wirelessly transfers your camera’s video and audio stream to your mobile device.
How Does Case Air Work?
The case air uses a small 3,000 mAh battery pack with a Micro-USB charging cable.
It connects to your mobile phone via Bluetooth. You can then connect a Bluetooth camera to the case air and let it wirelessly transmit the video and audio from its camera to your mobile device.
What Does The Case Air Look Like?
The Case Air is a rectangular box that is 2″x2″x3″. It has a subtle “Case air” logo on its top. On the back, it has a stand with adjustable height, an on/off switch, and two USB ports. The Case Air is a small square box that has a power button on its top, volume control buttons on the left and right sides, and HDMI output ports on its front two sides. It comes in three colors: black, white, and silver.
Case Air Compatibility
The case air is compatible with a variety of devices including Android smartphones, iPhone 6 / 6+ (4.0 or above), iPad Air / Mini Retina (iOS6 or above), Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/Edge, Galaxy Note 3 /4, Nexus 5 and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
What Are The Similarities Between Camranger And Case Air?
Both the camranger and case air are for mobile phones that connect to a DSLR via bluetooth and offer live streaming capability.
Both are for use with iPhone/iPad and Android smartphones/tablet devices.
Both are for shooting video and transmitting it wirelessly to your mobile device.
Are The Differences Between Camranger And Case Air?
The case air has more features than the camranger, including HDMI output and two USB ports.
Both camranger and case air are made by Case-Mate Designs.
Camranger VS Case Air – Who’s The Best?
Camranger has a higher tech user interface and is better for those who want it for live streaming to their mobile device. But it’s not as portable as the case air.
The case air has more useful features and two USB ports to keep the phone charged.
Both are better than connecting a camera directly to your mobile device via bluetooth.
Which Should You Get?
We recommend either Camranger or Case Air. Both are great, depending on your needs.