NATO Rail Case for iPad
Now on variant 2, the Nine Volt NATO rail case is more than twice as stiff as the previous generation, includes tactile power and volume buttons and a collapsable sun shade.
The Nine Volt NATO Rail Case for iPad takes advantage of the fact that iPads have become a common accessory in the cinema and photo industry. Many apps control cameras and transform the ultra bright high resolution iPad display into a field monitor. The Nine Volt NATO Rail Case opens up dozens of mounting solutions for your iPad.
The Nine Volt NATO Rail Case is an additive manufactured micro carbon fiber composite. The thick NATO rail surrounding the iPad doubles as a protective bumper case—ideal in a production environment where equipment can take a beating. All of the iPad buttons and ports are completely accessible with the Nine Volt NATO Rail Case.
The Nine Volt NATO Rail Case Sun Shade uses the same micro carbon fiber composite construction for a tough but lightweight addition. The sun shade attaches to the Nine Volt NATO Rail Case via strong neodymium magnets.
What are NATO clamps and rails?
Originally, the NATO rail was designed for military use. Somewhere along the way cinema and photo people adopted the mounting standard. The NATO system is comprised of two parts—a rail and a clamp. We have basically made the NATO case for iPad a continuous rail making mounting accessories attached to NATO clamps possible on all four edges of an iPad. If you are new to the system and need a few pointers on where to get clamps and accessories, here are a few of our favorites:
- C-Stand to 1/4-20 Amazon // B&H with a Nato Clamp Amazon // B&H
- The NOGA arm is an easy way to position the Nine Volt NATO Rail Case in just about any position Amazon // B&H
- SmallRig NATO to NATO tilt and swivel mount Amazon // B&H
- SmallRig Cold Shoe to 1/4-20 tilt and swivel mount Amazon // B&H
- SmallRig top handle Amazon // B&H
- SmallRig side handle Amazon // B&H
- NATO clamps Amazon // B&H
- NATO rails Amazon // B&H
Our NATO cases are compatible with Jaw type NATO clamps and do not work with Lever type clamps. Here is some information on the clamp types:
The Jaw clamp spreads apart to accept a NATO rail. A Jaw clamp lets you directly insert a rail (like our NATO case) and then close the jaw to clamp onto the rail.
The Lever clamp has an internal mechanism that pinches the NATO rail when engaged. A Lever clamp only lets you slide a rail in from the end of the clamp and then you engage the internal clamp with the lever.
Here are links to the two different styles of clamps:
Jaw type clamp vs. Lever type clamp
Identify your iPad
2021 iPad Pro 12.9" [Gen5] // Models A2378 A2461 A2379 A2462
2021 iPad Pro 11" [Gen3] // Models A2377 A2459 A2301 A2460
2021 iPad Mini [Gen6] // Models A2567 A2568 A2569
2020 iPad Pro 12.9" [Gen4] // Models A2229 A2069 A2232 A2233
2020 iPad Air [Gen4] // Models A2316 A2324 A2325 A2072
2018 iPad Pro 12.9" [Gen3] // Models A1876 A2014 A1895 A1983
For more indentifying information, visit Apple's website where they list every iPad made.