X-Naut Cooling Case for iPad Mini (1-5)

$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). 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 1-5. For use with MyGoFlight Mounts, please use this adapter.


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Reviews
4.3 / 5.0
18 Reviews
5 Stars
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1 Star
11
3
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1
Durability
4.2 / 5
Reliability
4.4 / 5
Performance
4.3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.4 / 5
Value
3.7 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (11)
No (2)
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
So far so good. Tried the case out on two 90 plus degree days. No shutdowns!
September 27, 2019
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
Cools the iPad
Let’s the iPad continue to work on hot days.
September 26, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Beats the Heat
When my iPad mini shut down, my student's would keep on working in Arizona's heat because he had the X-Naut Cooling system. I finally broke down and got one, and it worked great. Today we took off when it was 112, and landed over a half hour later with temp 111. My iPad was as cool as ever. I am very pleased with the X-Naut Cooling system.
July 28, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Outstanding!
Works very well in the Las Vegas heat. iPad used to shut down regularly on a normal kneeboard. Battery life is good. I use rechargeable ones and charge them after each day’s flying.
June 9, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Cannot be used on as a yoke mounted device
This device uses a micro-usb connector to connect to your airplane power source. The connector disconnects whenever you move the control yoke or encounter turbulence. It is useless in anything other than a stable environment, The company will not answer phone calls. Unless they incorporate a lightning connector instead of the ridiculous micro-usb connector, do not buy this product
May 17, 2019
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good so far,,,
As it's just April I haven't put it fully to the test with summer temperatures but it looks good so far. Unit appears well made, but too soon to speak to durability. iPad mini clips in securely and the Ram ball mount fit the back just fine. The mounting nuts & bolts provided with the ball mount were the wrong size but I used some from a previous mount with no problem.

My application is in an RV-4 in Salt Lake City, UT so by July it will have been fully tested, which is the only reason I didn't give it a 5-star rating just yet.
April 24, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Not a environmental way of product development from X-Naut
No option to recharge your batteries. I could write a 3 pages report about this product and I stay with my oppinion. This product could be developped better.
December 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great Product
My Mini 4 I Pad would shut down on some flights.

After using this product I have had no problems of shut downs.

Battery life is great

Wayne
July 16, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Excellent Product!
My iPad mini had overheated several times before purchasing this cooler. After using this product it has never overheated since. So as far as “value” goes, sure it’s expensive, but if you value a reliable iPad then the cost is worth it. I purchased the RAM yoke adapter and that is a nice addition to this product. Also, from a usability standpoint it is worth mentioning that you do NOT need to run the cooling fans all the time. I use the cooler on my yoke as a holder for the iPad, and then I only turn the fans on, as needed, to conserve battery power. This greatly extends battery life.
iPad mini 4 with the xnaut cooler and Ram yoke mount
iPad mini 4 with the xnaut cooler and Ram yoke mount
July 4, 2018
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Nautical case
The battery usage is excellent. When I tried to plug in a usb power source the plug would not stay installed. Given that I have flown in outside temperatures of greater than 105 degrees in a lowing Piper Cherokee 180 with the sun directly on the iPad and the ipad did not overheat which it had done before purchasing the cooling case. The only concern I have is the apparent inability to use a usb power source.
June 9, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Question and Answer
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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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Why don't your photos show the rear view of the X-Naut case?
Chuck on Jun 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I will request that the catalogue manager add some pictures of the back of the case.
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.
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 amp output must be supplied by the usb car charger (1A, 2A or 2.1A)?
Jim D on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I purchased this from Sporty's to power both the X-Naut and my iPad mini ..... Dual 2.4 USB Cigarette Lighter Charger 6588A $16.50 .... works just fine for both.
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.
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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