Erin Douglas is a flight instructor based in Queensland and she has been one of our beta testers of the iPad mini 6 Cooling Case since November last year. She shares some of her thoughts here about using the Cooling Case.
1) What was the problem you were having before you discovered our product?
We have such a hot climate here in QLD, and the planes that I teach in have minimal airflow, and minimal shade. I was finding that no matter where I mounted my iPad, it was still getting really hot. It’s such an expensive device, and I was always stressed that it would one day overheat, and may not be covered by warranty. I couldn’t find a solution to the problem, so temperature management of our iPads became another thing to think about each flight, which just added unnecessary workload.
2) What was different about our product?
When I came across your product I felt it was a game changer. I thought it would be too good to be true! I hadn’t seen a product like it on the market, and the passion that you have for what you’ve created is truly infectious. The cooling case is able to be set up in a matter of seconds, and the beauty lies in its neat simplicity - finally, a product that does exactly what it claims to, without over complicating the process.
3) Take us to the moment when you realised our product was actually working to solve your problem.
The moment that I realised the product was truly working was on a training flight I took with a student, which doubled as a true test of the product. A 2.7 hour nav with temperatures in the low to mid 30’s, and in full sun. Where I would usually be moving my iPad around and switching it off to try to keep it cool, i could leave it mounted without issue. I kept a close eye on it and was constantly feeling for rising temperature, but to my complete surprise it stayed noticeably cooler. Finally I had peace of mind!
4) Tell us what life looks like now that your problem is solved or being solved.
Any product that can reduce pilot workload or stress is game changing in my eyes. Our devices are an integral part of flying in the modern world, and this has solved a problem that many of us experience when flying in a hot climate.