X-Naut Cooling Case for iPad Mini (1-4)

$179.99
$179.99

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 2071A

Mitigate overheating with this self-contained mount

iPads are amazing devices for pilots, but they can easily overheat – especially in direct sunlight. This ingenious new mounting system solves this persistent problem, with built-in fans to circulate cool air, specifically targeted at the iPad’s main hot spots. Leave your iPad mounted on the yoke or window and never worry about a sudden shutdown again.

Features:

  • Powered by 4AA batteries or micro USB cab...
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Mitigate overheating with this self-contained mount

iPads are amazing devices for pilots, but they can easily overheat – especially in direct sunlight. This ingenious new mounting system solves this persistent problem, with built-in fans to circulate cool air, specifically targeted at the iPad’s main hot spots. Leave your iPad mounted on the yoke or window and never worry about a sudden shutdown again.

Features:

  • Powered by 4AA batteries or micro USB cable
  • Battery test button shows status of batteries
  • Spring-loaded latch makes loading your iPad mini easy and secure
  • Avionics grade fans make little noise and move plenty of air
  • Weighs only 7 oz. without batteries
  • Compatible with RAM and MyGoFlight mounting systems
  • Electronics are dust and moisture resistant

Four AA batteries provide over 10 hours of use, and the handy battery test button shows the status with a single click. USB power cable also available (standard Micro USB cable sold separately - see accessories link above). Compatible with RAM Mounts (requires circle base, product 1085A). The X-Naut can even be converted to a kneeboard. Measures 8.3” x 5.6” x 1.7”.

Compatible with iPad Mini 1, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Mini 4. For use with MyGoFlight Mounts, please use this adapter.

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4.6 / 5.0
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4.3 / 5
Reliability
4.7 / 5
Performance
4.4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.6 / 5
Value
3.7 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (2)
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
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2 / 5
Too Flimsy
The case worked as advertised but is so flimsy I wasn't confident it would survive my flight bag. I returned it and now drape a white cloth over the back of the iPad. Seems to work.
July 23, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Perfect cooling for your iPad
I am extremely impressed with the design and quality of this X-Naut cooling case. Every detail is well thought out and functional. I love the latch that is easy to open and allows the iPad to be put in and taken out easily. The fans are extremely quiet. I use my iPad to fly my DJI MAVIC drone. On hot, sunny days, the iPad would overheat, the video transmission from the drone would became intermittent and eventually the iPad would shut down. With the X-Naut cooling case, this improved significantly, but not completely. The iPad would still slightly overheat after about 1/2 hour of operation. After I attached some low profile aluminum heat sinks to the back of the iPad (used a heat-transfer adhesive, all from Amazon) the overheating problem has been completely solved. See the attached pictures.
iPad Mini with low profile aluminum heat sinks attached with a heat-transfer adhesive
iPad Mini in X-Naut cooling case attached to a MAVIC drone controller
iPad Mini in X-Naut cooling case attached to a MAVIC drone controller
July 19, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
keeps ipad mini from over heating
I hate when my ipad overheats when going to a new place.
Now I don't overheat anymore, as long as I remember to turn it on. :) It kept it cool with temps over 103F.
July 17, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
2 / 5
It works
Only used it once, but worked fine. Way over priced, thought the power cord came with it, and a charge jack should be built in for the price. Had to modify a mount. Round ram mount works best , but still have to drill a hole.
April 15, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
It does what you need it to do!
If you've ever had your iPad overheat inflight, buy one of these. It will (probably) never happen again.
September 12, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Need circle base
Diamond base holes do not line up, need a circle mount and even take took some aligning.
August 11, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Need circle mount
Diamond base holes do not line up; need circle mount, and even that took some alignment.
August 11, 2016
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Do the fans blow air onto the pad or draw air through the case and direct the hot air out?
David W on Jul 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The fans blow air onto the back of the iPad and the case has an exhaust vent on the opposite side of the case. The fans and the vent are angled toward the centerline of the iPad such that a convective airflow across the back of the case occurs.
Has anyone used this in conjunction with a kneeboard?
John K on Aug 20, 2016
Do you have a MyGoFlight yoke mount adapter for this product?
Steve on Aug 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not yet, but we expect to have it in a few weeks.
When can we see this product for the Ipad Mini?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2016
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Is there a power cord to power the fan?
A shopper on Sep 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My X-Naut came with a power cord. I used the cooling case on a long flight to Montana last week and it worked beautifully! The iPad mini never once shut down from overheating. You can run it on batteries or plug the cord into the cigar lighter in your plane.
What amp output must be supplied by the usb car charger (1A, 2A or 2.1A)?
Jim D on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It would need to be 2.1, since you're charging an iPad, not an iPhone.
Will it work with an X Ram mount or do I have to purchase the circle base?
John C on Aug 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You will need the circle mount. The X-Naut item description states this near the end of the description text.
What adapter do I need to get to connect it with a mygoflight clamp for the yoke that pivots . I want to put this on yoke but I also want it to turn?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We are waiting for our first shipment of this adapter.
Overall dimensions? Does come with the RAM mount on the back to replace my current RAM iPad mini holder?
Michael S on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It doesn't include the mounting ball, but it does have the same AMPS pattern found on many ram mounts. You could take the one off your current RAM cradle and put it on here. Measures 8.3” x 5.6” x 1.7”.
What do you need to yoke mount the x-naut cooling case for the mini?
Hamp L on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This screws to the back of the X-Naut, which gives you a RAM mounting ball that fits all of their mounts. http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/ram-circle-base-with-hardware-ram-b-202u-g1u.html
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