Hi, I'm using an Air 2, I don't find it too cumbersome, and I like the bigger screen, no shade at the moment. But I was looking at this one; http://www.amazon.com/Monitor-Sunshade-Inspire-Transmitter-Controller/dp/B00TK83YGK/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1424475304&sr=8-12&keywords=ipad sunshade
I like the idea of velcro, there are some shades that use magnets to hold the shade onto the I1, I wouldn't personally.
I literally have my coat on right now about to go buy an air 2. Never been a fan of android and if dji recommends air 2 that's what I'm going with for sure. I like iMovie and iPhoto also. Good editing right on the tablet. Hopefully will eliminate having to edit on a computer for smaller jobs..only downfall is they're so **** expensive. Oh well.
Why do you suggest to keep it dedicated only as a monitor?
I'm using Air2. If possible, dedicate it just to being your monitor. I really like it, but the glare is an issue. There is a guy on YouTube who made a great hood if you're a DIY person.
The more apps you have running in the background, the less resources you have available for the pilot app. The Air2 has an A8 processor, which is currently the fastest, but every lit bit helps. It's just "cleaner".