No matter what audio or video equipment you lug from gig to gig, you’re likely to find an SKB iSeries hard shell case that’s perfect for your particular needs. With over 60 sizes and numerous interior options available, the iSeries line covers all sorts of storage needs, from memory cards and small personal items to decked-out cameras, expensive sound recorders, and heavy-duty stands. Plus, all iSeries cases are made in the USA to a high standard of quality and MIL-STD ratings, so you can confidently rely on them to hold up over time.
Robust and thoughtful case construction is a common thread running through the iSeries. It starts with ultrahigh-strength polypropylene copolymer resin, which makes these injection-molded cases both lighter and stronger than what’s typical of the competition. Not only are they resistant to corrosion, UV, solvents, fungus, and impact damage, but they’re also gasket-sealed to keep out water and dust.
Ready for Travel
Knowing that your work takes you places, SKB chose to make the iSeries a great travel companion. Their patented trigger latches are easy to open without fear of accidental release, and they support TSA lock options for worry-free security during rough journeys in baggage handling and on flights. Speaking of flights, the automatic ambient pressure equalization valve eliminates the risk of case damage due to changes in atmospheric pressure at different altitudes. All iSeries cases have a molded-in hinge and an over-molded cushion grip handle that snaps down, and some models come with built-in wheels for smooth transport of large, heavy items. The fact that iSeries wheels, handles, hinges, and latches are officially field-replaceable hardware makes the cases even more advantageous.
When it comes to the inside of the iSeries, there are many possible configurations. Some cases are empty like a blank canvas, while others are preloaded with padded dividers and organizers. Some models have cubed, layered, and custom-cut foam to snugly fit specific gear, whereas other variants are available with backpacks that fit neatly in the case. In addition to accommodating main items such as your camera or wireless mic system, iSeries cases are also equipped to hold common accessories like cables, adapters, and power supplies.
The Highlight Reel
To give you a taste of the iSeries versatility, here are just a few of the myriad options.
Videographers shooting with a Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro will dig this case, as it can hold the camera (with the lens attached) and plenty of extras.
Using the Roland V-1HD+ video mixer to tell a story through video for live events and livestreaming? Pick up this case.
If multi-person podcasts are your thing, there’s an iSeries case for Zoom’s popular PodTrak P8 recorder.
Dual-camera shooters are also set to benefit from the iSeries. The 2011-7BP sports a photo backpack that holds two cameras, up to five lenses, and accessories.
Similar, yet different is the 2011-7DL, outfitted with a lid organizer and dividers that let it carry two cameras, up to seven lenses, a tablet or laptop, and much more.
Now that you understand the value of the SKB iSeries, look at your equipment list, check it twice, and sift through the iSeries cases to pick the one that matches your gear. If you’ve ever had a case save your stuff or found yourself in need of a solid storage solution, share your stories in the Comments, below.