Mic Audio Storage Bins – Quick Tip

I wanted to share this quick tip for storing and transporting your audio (or video) gear. These ‘Tool Shop’ brand storage cases work perfectly for my Zoom H1 and it’s components and my Zoom H4N.

Though these boxes aren’t large enough to carry XLR cables but for me these boxes are the perfect size for my the audio recorders and their components.

If I need to record audio, all I do is grab my audio bin and I know everything I need is inside.  (Batteries, connections, wind muffs and shock mount) Also, currently these bins are on sale at Menard’s hardware store  for only $4.00 in store, $6.00 online.
These cases are currently available for $3.99 at Harbor Freight! 
Click HERE to go to the Harbor Freight Website 

(Thanks youtuber: FotoShopped for finding this!)


Here’s the link to the Menard’s website:
Menard’s Hardware 

Unfortunately, the bins aren’t deep enough for my GoPro camera and gear (which is why I bought a 3rd one). But I’m sure I’ll find a good use for the extra bin. The bins dimensions are 13.39 x 7.87 x 2.17 inches

My H1 Case contains the following: Neon Drawer linerZoom H1 Audio RecorderFuzzyHead Wind Muff, Foam Wind ScreenShock MountAudio Technica Lav MicVivatar pocket tripod, Neoprene Camera Pouch Clip, Batteries, Misc. 2.5mm adapters and cords.

My H4N Case contains the following: Neon Drawer liner, Zoom H4N Recorder, Handle, Power Adapter, USB cord, Wind muff, extra batteries.

The dual latches off extra security from accidental opening. The handles feature a rubber grip for secure handling as well.

These bins are not water proof and don’t offer a airtight seal, but for the price they have worked out great.  I know with larger cases there’s a tendency to load up with too many extras most of which just get piled inside. These sleek cases have just enough room for these small recorders and their components.

If you’re looking for a larger version – I’ve seen this bin  setup to carry a GoPro and all of its components:

This episode:
Camera: Canon T2i
Lens: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF]
Mic: Audio-Technica ATR-35S
Edited in Vegas Movie Studio HD 11
Windows 7 64bit

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