Earlier this year E-Stim Systems replaced their aging Series 1 Remote with the brand new Remote power box. I haven’t had much chance to play around with the gadget yet but from the first looks of it, E-Stim Systems did improve almost every aspect. And since E-Stim in this times of crisis is a topic on many of my readers’ minds, I decided to give you at least a quick overview what is inside the package before reviewing the entire unit later this spring in a little E-Stim Special.
Like all E-Stim Systems power boxes, the Remote comes in a robust and nifty carrying case. Wrapped around it is a sleeve with basic info on the unit and its potential.
Inside the case, the layout is pretty standard: In the bottom EVA foam with cutouts for the box, battery and accessories, in the top acoustic foam to protect the unit and hide the instructions. Once I reviewed the box, I usually replace both types of foam with cube foam. This way I can tailor the interior for all the accessories I want to take with me to a scene.
The most important element inside the packaging is the power box itself. It measures 111x68x28mm and thus is one of the most compact boxes on the market. Being a remote controlled box, the exterior is pretty plain. The front has LEDs for the currently selected program in the middle and at the top end one which flashes when the box is firing and another when it is receiving signals from the remote. At the top of the box there is a power switch and a 3.5mm jacket for the lead. At the back of the box there is belt clip.
The remote just measures 60x33x8.5mm. It has four buttons: Two for intensity control, one for the program selection and a fire button. Above the fire button is a little LED which flashes when commands are transmitted. At the bottom of the remote there is a key ring.
Since the Remote is a single-channel box, it comes with one 150cm long 3.5mm jack to 2mm pin plug lead. The 2mm pin plugs is an interesting choice to name it mildly because 4mm banana plug is the system all other E-Stim Systems electrodes are using.
Unlike older boxes, the Remote does not come with a large manually but a easy to follow quick start guide, both for the box and the remote. In my opinion that is the way to go. Most people (especially if they read my E-Stim 101 ?) do not need a full manual but just a quick overview and dive into the fun. For the people who really want to dive into to box, you can download a comprehensive full manual here.
I look forward to reviewing this power box and give you a full, in-depth review soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this box, just get in touch!