Tether Tools has announced TetherBoost Pro, a product that lets photographers shoot with a tethered USB 3.0 connection of up to 65 feet without any frustrating signal drops. A common problem with USB 3.0 cameras these days — including models from Nikon, Canon, Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, and Pentax — is that longer tethered connections often drop or are difficult to establish.
TetherBoost Pro sits between the computer and the USB 3.0 cable to regulate power and ensure that the connection operates at full speeds from 15 to 65 feet. It can be used with or without external power (with an included adapter cable), but powering the unit externally will help save the batteries in your computer and camera.
The TetherBoost Pro comes with the unit itself, a JerkStopper Extension Lock that keeps cables from disconnecting, the USB-DC power cable, and an AC power adapter.