K-Tek HeatBlock Pouch
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.
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.
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