4.1 / 5.015 ReviewsDurability4.1 / 5Reliability4.3 / 5Performance4.2 / 5Ease Of Use4.3 / 5Value3.6 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (8)No (2)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesOutstanding!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, 2019Purchased
1 year agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoCannot be used on as a yoke mounted deviceThis 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 productMay 17, 2019Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood 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, 2019Purchased
3 months agoDurability2 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNot a environmental way of product development from X-NautNo 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, 2018Purchased
7 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat ProductMy 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
WayneJuly 16, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent 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 mountJuly 4, 2018Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNautical caseThe 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, 2018Purchased
1 year agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNice productNice product will have to wait for the hot weather to really test it outDecember 9, 2017Purchased
1 year agoDurability1 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value2 / 5Too FlimsyThe 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, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPerfect cooling for your iPadI 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.July 19, 2017Purchased
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Browse 11 questions Browse 11 questions and 19 answersDo the fans blow air onto the pad or draw air through the case and direct the hot air out?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?Do you have a MyGoFlight yoke mount adapter for this product?BEST ANSWER: Not yet, but we expect to have it in a few weeks.When can we see this product for the Ipad Mini?X-Naut Cooling Case for iPad Mini (1-5)Why don't your photos show the rear view of the X-Naut case?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?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?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)?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?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?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?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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