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Tether ToolsTether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Non-Reflective Black Finish)
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Easy to configure (3)
  • Easy to set up (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Business (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (4), Tech savvy (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Secure tray for MacBook Pro

Bought this to mount a recent 15" MacBook Pro (late 2013 Retina) close to my camcorders for streaming/recording using Wirecast (with BMD UltraStudio Mini Recorders and Intensity Shuttle). This...Read complete review

Bought this to mount a recent 15" MacBook Pro (late 2013 Retina) close to my camcorders for streaming/recording using Wirecast (with BMD UltraStudio Mini Recorders and Intensity Shuttle). This way I can hit the trackpad button to switch sources in Wirecast, and still steer the cameras when needed.

The Aero is sturdy and has versatile mounting options. This size has only one edge that is angled, not two, to act as a slight stop to prevent the laptop from sliding off (unlike some other models, which show two angled edges in the pictures). The non-slip grippy pad was not included with the Aero. Size is just slightly larger than the MBP, with about 3/4" margin top and each side, when front edge is against the front angled edge of the Aero.

The aluminum has a brushed finish, which looks slightly different than the satin finish (bead-blasted?) on the MBP, but pretty close. Brushed aluminum looks a bit duller than and not as shiny as brushed steel, which I hadn't thought about before ordering. I just didn't want the non-reflective black, which seemed like it'd get pretty hot in the sun, but I guess this one will as well. I wasn't too worried about reflections, though, since the MBP is aluminum too, plus my stand has chrome legs.

I did order the SecureStrap as well, just in case.

As a side note, when using this setup with a recent MBP, Wirecast and 3 camcorders, you can use 2 BMD Mini Recorders (Thunderbolt) and 1 BMD Intensity Shuttle (USB 3.0) for 3 camcorder sources, just get a USB 3.O to Ethernet adapter for the streaming, and that'll use up all your ports.

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Tether Table Aero

Very good and very expensive tether table/plateau.You need a tripod to make it a table which adds another $[$] to the set.

Very good and very expensive tether table/plateau.You need a tripod to make it a table which adds another $[$] to the set.

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5.0

Perfect accessory for tethered capture on the go

By JDrago Photography

from Nederland, TX

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Configure
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Non-Reflective Black Finish):

      I use this both in my studio and when I have to shoot with a client on location. It's a great tool to help keep your laptop close by while shooting tethered.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Secure tray for MacBook Pro

      By TechDrone

      from Atlanta GA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Quiet
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Brushed Silver Finish):

          Bought this to mount a recent 15" MacBook Pro (late 2013 Retina) close to my camcorders for streaming/recording using Wirecast (with BMD UltraStudio Mini Recorders and Intensity Shuttle). This way I can hit the trackpad button to switch sources in Wirecast, and still steer the cameras when needed.

          The Aero is sturdy and has versatile mounting options. This size has only one edge that is angled, not two, to act as a slight stop to prevent the laptop from sliding off (unlike some other models, which show two angled edges in the pictures). The non-slip grippy pad was not included with the Aero. Size is just slightly larger than the MBP, with about 3/4" margin top and each side, when front edge is against the front angled edge of the Aero.

          The aluminum has a brushed finish, which looks slightly different than the satin finish (bead-blasted?) on the MBP, but pretty close. Brushed aluminum looks a bit duller than and not as shiny as brushed steel, which I hadn't thought about before ordering. I just didn't want the non-reflective black, which seemed like it'd get pretty hot in the sun, but I guess this one will as well. I wasn't too worried about reflections, though, since the MBP is aluminum too, plus my stand has chrome legs.

          I did order the SecureStrap as well, just in case.

          As a side note, when using this setup with a recent MBP, Wirecast and 3 camcorders, you can use 2 BMD Mini Recorders (Thunderbolt) and 1 BMD Intensity Shuttle (USB 3.0) for 3 camcorder sources, just get a USB 3.O to Ethernet adapter for the streaming, and that'll use up all your ports.

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          • Business

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          4.0

          Over priced

          By Bob

          from Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Over priced

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Non-Reflective Black Finish):

              Does exactly what you would expect, but the value is poor for the cost involved. Also instead of shipping 4 screws to attach the base, I only received 3. But due to the extremely generous policy of allowing the customer 2 days to report any problems, when I reported this, it was not addressed in the return e-mail. And lastly a word of caution, if ordering for a 15" macbook as I was, there is no room for a mouse.

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              • Business

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              5.0

              Great Way to Shoot

              By MonroePhoto

              from Virginia Beach, VA

              Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Non-Reflective Black Finish):

              Table is solid, but light. Attachment mechanism is well thought out and allows for several ways to attach to your tripod or stand. Finally decided to shoot portraits tethered. Will not go back. Advantages to seeing the exact shot both in quality of focus, color, lighting effects, etc. and the immediate review of the subject (pose, smile, eyes, etc.) make this table a necessity. Would recommend the jerk stopper attached to this table for the tethered cable as well as the hooks to make everything organized and at the ready.

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              5.0

              Beats Hell out of the floor or a chair!

              By Jack Cutler

              from Reading PA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Brushed Silver Finish):

                  Product works great. It's a table! not a real bit of rocket science. The accesories do the job just as well except the strap. When the strap is at the top of the table it blocks the USB and power port.

                  Move it (the stap) down and you block the keys. A thiner more robust strap would do the trick.

                  With that nit picked it was well worth the investment
                  Jack Cutler

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                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Previews for Success!

                  By Life_Composed

                  from Washington DC

                  Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Non-Reflective Black Finish):

                  Perfect setup to view pictures as the creative juices are flowing. prevents the getting back and realizing it just wasn't what you had hoped for. Plus clients have an opportunity to view the results as they are being achieved.

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                  4.0

                  TetherTools, Great

                  By Justin B.

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • On-location Tethering

                    Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Non-Reflective Black Finish):

                    Simple, it does what they say it does. Great build quality, easy to set up and break down and it's light. I have a lot of other TetherTools things as well, they're a great company. It's a bit expensive, but I always say you get what you pay for!

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                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Versatile and Durable

                    By ProPhotographer

                    from Hopkinsville, Ky

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Enhance Experience

                      Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Brushed Silver Finish):

                      This tool is perfect for mounting my macbook pro atop an exciting tripod. The high grade aluminum is surely durable enough to last for many years to come.

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                      • Business

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                      3.0

                      Tether Table Aero

                      By pete

                      from wayne, nj

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Non-Reflective Black Finish):

                      Very good and very expensive tether table/plateau.You need a tripod to make it a table which adds another $[$] to the set.

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                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Awesome tool - easy to work with

                      By Avi

                      from Los Gatos, CA

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Configure
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Studio
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Non-Reflective Black Finish):

                        I love this table. The table mount fits a wide variety of stands/tripods (it comes with a socket that fits the standard light stand, and an adapter that'll work with most arca-swiss type ball heads. It comes with a non-slip pad that really grips the MBP.

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                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Excellent platform gives surety of stabi

                        By Kiwidrum63

                        from Auckland, New Zealand

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Configure
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Non-Reflective Black Finish):

                            Easy to use. Allows close contact with tethered Macbook with certainty of stability and safety.

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                            • Business

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                            4.0

                            Quality piece of equipment

                            By Triggsphoto

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Tabletop product work

                              Comments about Tether Table Aero for 15" Apple MacBook Pro (Non-Reflective Black Finish):

                              Very versatile with respect to differing mounting options. Very sturdy.

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