K-Tek Introduces HeatBlock Transmitter Pouches For Wireless Mic Transmitters

K-Tek has introduced Stingray HeatBlock transmitter pouches and HeatBlock Pieces, a new way to protect talent from the heat produced by wireless microphone transmitters worn on a set.

Wireless microphone manufacturers have made great strides in producing smaller and more powerful transmitters for their body worn devices. However, this technology can generate uncomfortable heat when positioned next to the body.

To solve this issue, K-Tek designed HeatBlock transmitter pouches and handy swatches of the same fabric, HeatBlock Pieces.

K-Tek HeatBlock Pieces

K-Tek HeatBlock Pieces

After extensive research and field-testing, K-Tek devised the new Stingray HeatBlock line. It is a patented, heat resistant material that is both soft to the touch, and flexible enough to comfortably be worn against the body. The proprietary three layer material is specifically engineered to withstand a continual temperature of up to 464 degrees F, well above the range at which the electronics are specified.

“Since I’ve been using HeatBlock pouches, I no longer hear complaints from the actors about the transmitters being too hot,” said Steven Tibbo C.A.S., an award-winning production sound mixer who is known for his work on features, documentaries and TV series such as Modern Family.

A series of three pouches snugly encase most popular transmitter brands. Fabricated without protrusions or sharp corners, they can be used with or without transmitter clips.

The cost is $30 each for the pouches. Heatblock Pieces are sized to correspond with the Pouches and come in a set of six with two of each size also for $30.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

The Continuously Changing Landscape of Wireless Microphones

With all the recent upheaval over government spectrum auctions and newly evolving wireless microphone technology, it is no wonder that many wireless mic owners are confused. There is good reason to be. Wireless microphones are in a continuing fight with…

Basics for Newcomers to Wireless Microphones

Perhaps the reason for the popularity of wireless microphones is the fascination with getting rid of cords to all electronic devices — from headphones to personal computers. But one thing is certain, wireless mics are proliferating fast, even though the spectrum f…

Shure Addresses Shrinking Spectrum with Axient Digital

Dramatic changes in the allocation and availability of radio frequencies over the last 10 years have made broadcast production more problematic, particularly as most programmes today rely on wireless microphones and in-ear monitoring systems. In response to this leading radio mic…

Special Edition: Super Bowl LI—Technology Insight: Trucks, Technology and Production: Part 1

Every year the NFL Super Bowl creates a level of excitement uncommon for most sporting events and this year’s event was no exception. The broadcast provided viewers with a dazzling Lady Gaga half-time show and the stunning and record-breaking, c…

How to Record the Audio of a Moving Subject

Often called “walk-and-talk” recording, videographers are often confronted with recording the audio of subjects in their workplace or during an interview with two or more people walking in full motion. Here’s how to insure excellent audio.