The recognition of Apple AirTag all the time appears to be on the rise. With the quantity of theft occurring, notably round photographers, it’s not a lot of a shock that increasingly photographers are taking to AirTag and comparable monitoring gadgets to make sure they know the place their gear is always. The issue comes, although, if you’ve obtained an AirTag in your bag and thieves half out the gear whereas dumping the bag. Monitoring takes you to an empty bag.
That is the place the CosmoCap is available in. A minimum of on the subject of the cameras themselves. It’s a digital camera physique cap that permits you to embed an Apple AirTag or comparable monitoring in its built-in slot. It’s lots just like the AirCap we featured just a few months in the past, and it’s of an analogous value level (at the very least for now). However this one’s launching by way of Kickstarter as a substitute of being bought instantly. It’s additionally extra of an ecosystem reasonably than a single product.
The CosmoCap system is comprised of two components. Your tracker goes into what the corporate calls a “Satellite tv for pc”, which is actually a bit silicone pouch. This then slips right into a slot within the precise CosmoCap physique cap and holds your tracker in place when it’s mounted to your digital camera. The Satellite tv for pc can be utilized all by itself with out the physique cap if you wish to place trackers inside your luggage and instances with out it simply rolling round free.
Certain, you possibly can simply throw the tag free into your case, however what silicone Satellite tv for pc means it’ll be much more silent when it’s rolling round and never drawing consideration to the truth that there’s one thing rattling round in there. In addition to Apple’s AirTag, the Satellite tv for pc additionally matches Tile trackers, too. And the truth that it’s hidden within the physique cap signifies that even when a thief removes it from the bag, it’s nonetheless being tracked.
The idea is nice, and whereas I do get the custom-branded look of physique caps like these – similar to any product from any firm – they do kinda draw consideration to themselves. It’s not going to be lengthy earlier than thieves be taught to recognise these merchandise (or achieve the flexibility to learn what’s printed on it) and simply take away them. I want they’d make them appear like the unique caps and even a budget $2 generic ones on eBay and a bit much less “HEY! LOOK AT ME!”.
If you wish to discover out extra about CosmoCap and again the marketing campaign, head on over to Kickstarter. Early Hen pledges have the CosmoCap at $50 in Sony E or Canon EF/RF and Cine PL mounts.