Tether Tools TetherBoost Core Controller

Tether Tools TetherBoost Core Controller

Tether Tools TetherBoost Core Controller

B&H # TETBUSB30 MFR # TBUSB30
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Product Highlights

  • Maintains Reliable Tethered Connection
  • Ideal for Tethered Shooting Over 15'
  • Boosts and Regulates Power to USB 3.0
  • Used Between Camera and Computer
  • TrueConnect LED Panel Indicators
  • Powered by Camera or Computer Connection
  • Optional External AC or Battery Power
  • Includes 3.3'-Long USB 3.0 Cable
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Tether Tools TBUSB30 Overview

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Helping to improve and maintain consistent power when shooting tethered, the TetherBoost Core Controller regulates a USB 3.0 connection between a digital camera or back and a computer. Particularly adept at improving connections when working over distanced tethered configurations, this controller serves as a camera- or computer-powered intermediary to boost signal strength in order to achieve true USB 3.0 transfer speeds with cameras and backs. Further helping to reduce power strain on cameras and computers, this controller is also compatible with optional AC and battery power sources to maintain a reliable connection at tethered working distances greater than 15'. Additionally, for monitoring the stability of each port in use, a TrueConnect LED panel displays indicator lights to confirm a constant connection.

Improves and maintains a USB 3.0 tethered connection between digital cameras or backs and computers.
Powered by the camera or computer, this controller works to achieve true USB 3.0 transfer speeds for consistent and reliable tethered shooting abilities.
When working at distances greater than 15', optional AC and battery power sources can be used to maintain a clear signal.
TrueConnect LED panel indicators help to confirm each of the ports in use have a stable and consistent connection.
Especially well-suited for use with digital cameras and digital backs featuring a USB 3.0-compatible port.
A 3.3'-long USB 3.0 cable is included.
In the Box
Tether Tools TetherBoost Core Controller
  • USB 3.0 Cable (3.3')
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    Tether Tools TBUSB30 Specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 5.6 x 1.5"

    Tether Tools TBUSB30 Reviews

    TetherBoost Core Controller is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good - I think Go this as a precaution to ensure I didn't have any tethering issues. (why is tethering so quirky and bug filled anyway). I used this with a 15 ft tether. Everything worked fine. I am just not sure how much extra boost I got if any from using this. I was also a little bummed (read irritated) when I realized the power cord is optional and needs to be purchased separately. I therefore used it only connected to the camera and my laptop (although my laptop was plugging in). Again, I am not really sure how much this matters from a performance standpoint because it is not clearly spelled out. I did subsequently purchase the optional power cord it will have that on hand for my next shoot.
    Date published: 2015-06-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good idea that falls short In order to connect the 2 cables to make a 30 foot run, the TetherBoost Power Kit needs to be positioned between the cables (15 feet away from our computers). I own a busy commercial studio and the last thing I need is another power cable on the floor. Don't even think of using it without power attached. If Tether Tools wanted to design a product for professionals, they would have designed a product that could reside at the computer and powered a long USB run. I called Tether Tools and they confirmed that it will not work properly unless it's between the 2 cables. In it's current state, the product is useless. Don't waste your money. Good cables will solve the problem. I will say the Tether Tools cables are excellent.
    Date published: 2016-04-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work I bought this to shoot tethered from my Canon 5D Mark 2 into Lightroom. Regardless of the image quality I chose, it took at best 20 seconds from the time I clicked the shutter button until the image showed up on my laptop screen (I have the latest Macbook Pro with the super fast SSD drive). And that's when everything worked smoothly. Other times, it took several minutes for the image to show up in Lightroom. I'm sorry but having your clients stand there for 20 seconds looking at a white screen waiting for their image to come up just does not qualify as this device doing its job properly.
    Date published: 2015-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solved the Problem So glad TetherTools figured this out and developed this product. I shoot with a D800 and was very frustrated when the connection would drop tot my computer, especially when a client was wanting to see the shots. This device fixed the problem.
    Date published: 2015-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps it connected I was having numerous problems keeping my D810 tethered to my MacBook Pro with either hanging connections or the dreaded USB port termination alert. After regularly using this I haven't had an issue since.
    Date published: 2015-05-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works I can now use a 15 tether cable from a Nikon D810 to MacBook Pro using LightRoom.
    Date published: 2015-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Push the Data When you want to shoot that next frame when you think the tether is going to stall because the information is backlogged, you'll be surprised to get a quicker speed on refreshing the data through put. Moments go by quickly and sometime never duplicated so why gamble on what life has to offer?
    Date published: 2015-10-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tether tools is cheap Product works fine, as advertised. Beware though, it does not come with any power cords. The product description is not clear that you absolutely need external power (not from your computer) supplied to the TetherBoost for it to work properly. This is the only product I know being sold in America that does not come some sort of power cable when one is needed. Also, outside of buying a kit, I have yet to find power supply cords for this on B&H's site.
    Date published: 2016-09-07
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