Accessory manufacturer K-Tek has announced two new products for sound recordists
First is the Stingray Junior bag, designed for smaller audio mixer/recorders such as the Sound Devices 633 or Zaxcom Maxx. It has a solid frame which the company says enables the bag to stand on its own, plus a built-in kickstand to angle the bag when on a tabletop or resting on the ground.
There are side and front pockets and a bottom trap floor for quick cabling, battery swaps and access to media, with room to store NP1 batteries or battery cups.
Despite a footprint of just 12.61” x 6.30” x 9.06”, K-Tek says the Stingray Junior has room for a BDS, IFB, Camera Hop, multiple NP1s and wireless devices. It comes with a clear rain shield, stealth cover and a shoulder strap. It weighs under 3 pounds.
The other new bit of kit is the Stingray waistbelt. Again designed for smaller gear, they say it’s the ideal companion for either the Junior or Stingray Small audio bags. An inner belt and buckle keeps the waistbelt secure whether the bag is on or off. The bag is fastened with two carabiners on each side, connecting to the top and bottom of the backside of the audio mixer bag. A single strap loop allows for tightening and loosening of all carabiners.
Made of breathable material and padded, the waist belt offers rigging points with Molle Straps and D-Rings for accessories.
The Stingray Junior lists at $245 USD and the Stingray Waistbelt is $79. Both are available now.