Fat Gecko Kaboom
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Fat Gecko Kaboom

$99.95

Impossible Shots, Made Possible.

Mount your action camera, mirrorless camera, or point-and-shoot to the Fat Gecko Kaboom to capture images & video from perspectives never before possible. Shoot over crowds at a concert, take footage of yourself inside of a barreling wave, follow your friend as he clears a 30 foot jump on his mountain bike, capture tantalizing time-lapse of the setting sun from 5 feet off of your tripod, take selfies as your conquer the summit of Half Dome, or set up a vehicle boom as you explore the Hana Highway. The Fat Gecko Kaboom collapses to just 15 inches for easy stowing in a backpack or pocket, and extends as long as 60 inches for high-angle perspectives. Five interchangeable carbon fiber sections let you customize the length of the boom quickly and easily for each scenario.

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In stock

Weight: 1.2 lbs
Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.75 x 18 in
SKU: DDMNT-BOOM

Product Description

Mount your action camera, mirrorless camera, or point-and-shoot to the Fat Gecko Kaboom to capture images & video from perspectives never before possible. Shoot over crowds at a concert, take footage of yourself inside of a barreling wave, follow your friend as he clears a 30 foot jump on his mountain bike, capture tantalizing time-lapse of the setting sun from 5 feet off of your tripod, take selfies as your conquer the summit of Half Dome, or set up a vehicle boom as you explore the Hana Highway. The Fat Gecko Kaboom collapses to just 15 inches for easy stowing in a backpack or pocket, and extends as long as 60 inches for high-angle perspectives. Five interchangeable carbon fiber sections let you customize the length of the boom quickly and easily for each scenario.

  • Tripod Extender: Add up to 5 ft. to any tripod to capture exciting high-angle perspectives.
  • Self-Portrait: Take pictures of yourself and friends, anywhere.
  • Helmet Boom: Capture mesmerizing video from dramatic angles.
  • High-Angle: Shoot and record from high, dangerous, or unique spots, easily.
  • Vehicle Mount: Set up hundreds of boom angles off any vehicle.

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Highlights

Customizable Length

The Fat Gecko Kaboom includes five sections that can be snapped together in any configuration to set your ideal length between 20″ and 60″. Stainless steel pressure buttons allow for quick attachment/detachment while providing a sturdy, reliable connection.

10″ Handle (1pc.)

Carbon fiber shaft with a high quality rubber grip handle and a nylon wrist strap. Includes a built in stainless steel female ¼-20 thread within the handle for attachment to tripods and other photographic equipment.

10″ Head (1 pc.)

Carbon fiber shaft with a ¼-20 ball head that’s rated to hold cameras up to 2 lbs. Stainless steel ball head enables 360 degree horizontal rotation and 180 degree vertical rotation of the attached camera, and locks into any desired angle.

10″ Extension (1 pc.)

Carbon fiber shaft with pressure button connections on both ends. Add or remove to adjust the overall length of the Kaboom.

15″ Extensions (2 pcs.)

Carbon fiber shafts with pressure button connections on both ends. Add or remove to adjust the overall length of the Kaboom.

Carbon Fiber Shaft

Multi-layer carbon fiber offers the strength of metal, the weight of plastic, and won’t degrade when exposed to harsh elements such as snow, saltwater, rain, wind and more.

Stainless Steel Pressure Buttons

Stainless steel pressure buttons make it easy to snap pieces of the Kaboom together, while proving an easy way to break the Kaboom back down, even with ski gloves on.

Rubber Grip Handle

A high quality golf-like handle provides a comfortable tacky grip that is comfortable for gloved and ungloved hands.

Stainless Steel Ball Head

The all-stainless steel ball head offers 360 degree rotation and swivels 180 degrees so that you can set your camera at the perfect angle for every shot and lock it into place. Because no plastic is used, parts don’t become stressed over time and can withstand excessive vibration, temperatures, and harsh elements.

3M VHB Adhesive

The Kaboom’s Helmet configuration uses two circular mounts to attach the Kaboom to a helmet’s surface. Each of these mounts use highly comfortable adhesive foam developed by 3M to ensure a trustworthy hold on the widest array of materials and surfaces.

Safety Release

A built in front release in the Helmet Mount configuration lets the Kaboom swing backwards at impact, preventing injury and possible damage to the camera.

5 Configurations

Tripod Extender

Add up to 5 feet to any tripod to capture a high angle perspective
Female ¼-20 thread is built into the handle of the Kaboom, making it easy to attach to any standard tripod head for added height
Great for time lapse, event footage, security, and more

Self Portrait

Take pictures of yourself without asking anyone for help
No more strained hand-held shots at awkward angles
Capture yourself, friends, and your surroundings in the frame
Rubber handle and wrist strap ensures a good grip for action sports
Breaks down to 10″ for easy storage in a backpack or pocket
Universal ¼-20 tripod head is rated for action cameras, mirrorless cameras, and compact cameras under 2 lbs.
Stainless steel ball head & tightening knob ensures a trustworthy connection in any environment, including rain, snow, wind & saltwater

Helmet Boom

Capture mesmerizing off-helmet footage of yourself during any sport or activity
Get your entire body in the shot, including obstacles that you tackle such as rocks, jumps, and ramps
Carbon fiber boom provides strength without adding weight
High quality 3M VHB adhesive ensures a strong and reliable hold onto any helmet
Universal ¼-20 tripod head is rated for action cameras, mirrorless cameras, and compact cameras under 2 lbs.
Safety release swivels the boom & camera behind you in case of crashes
Adjustable length

High Angle

Add between 20″ and 60″ to your handheld shots
Get your camera into dangerous or otherwise impossible places to capture a totally different angle and perspective
Universal ¼-20 tripod head is rated for action cameras, mirrorless cameras, and compact cameras under 2 lbs.
Stainless steel ball head & tightening knob ensures a trustworthy connection in any environment, including rain, snow, wind & saltwater
Great for action sports, underwater, dangerous environments, landscapes, and more

Vehicle Mount

Set up a professional vehicle boom and capture cinema worthy automotive marine, and aviation footage
Mount an action camera, mirrorless camera, or compact camera up to 50″ off of any vehicle
Universal ¼-20 ball head holds cameras up to 2 lbs.
Boom attaches securely with two Fat Gecko Suction Cup Mounts, purchased separately

Specifications

  • Material: Carbon Fiber (Graphite)
  • Component Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Rated for Equipment up to 2 lbs. (0.9 kgs.)
  • Camera Attachment: Universal ¼”-20 Tripod (Male Mounting Stud)
  • Attachment to Tripods: Universal ¼”-20 Tripod (Female Thread)
  • Handle: Rubber Grip
  • Length at Full Extension: 60 in. (152.4 cm.)
  • Length When Collapsed: 15 in. (38.1 cm.)
  • Weight: 0.5 lbs. (0.23 kgs.)
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • UPC: 750324104587

What’s Included

  • 1 10″ Carbon Fiber Handle (25.4 cm.)
  • 1 10″ Carbon Fiber Head (25.4 cm.)
  • 1 10″ Carbon Fiber Extension (25.4 cm.)
  • 2 15″ Carbon Fiber Extensions (38.1 cm.)
  • 1 Stainless Steel ¼-20 Ball Head
  • 2 Adapters for GoPro Cameras
  • 2 Adhesive Helmet Mounts
  • 1 Safety Release Helmet Clip
  • 1 Closed Helmet Clipv
  • Mounting Hardware for Helmet Attachment
  • Carrying Case
  • 2 Year Warranty

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Press Release

Poway, CA. November 13, 2013 Delkin’s Fat Gecko Kaboom, announced today, promises to provide it’s users with hundreds of new and unique ways to record video from mesmerizing perspectives that were never before possible. The carbon fiber camera mount utilizes interchangeable sections that snap together to make up five different mounts in one, giving users the ability to create video footage that stands out from the standard POV helmet or handheld filming perspective that’s commonly shared online.

The Fat Gecko Kaboom kit includes everything needed for its user to set up any of five different configurations, including a Self-Portrait hand held extension, a High Angle Boom, a Vehicle Mount, a Tripod Extender, and a Helmet Boom. Because the Fat Gecko Kaboom is carbon fiber and breaks down to just 15 inches in length, its size, weight, and strength make it ideal for the GoPro® Hero crowd that doesn’t want to be weighted down by lots of photographic equipment, but still wants the option to capture cinema-worthy footage of every adventure.

“The most impressive of the five set ups has to be the Helmet Boom,” says Marketing Manager, Anna Lopez. “A regular helmet mount captures either whatever the user sees from a POV perspective, or a close-up shot of the user’s face with minimal room left for anything else. Because the Kaboom puts the camera twenty or so inches off of the user’s helmet, you’re able to capture the entire body, the user’s surroundings, and any obstacles or equipment that is involved in the activity. It truly is mesmerizing and puts viewers right in the action of whatever is going on – it’s like nothing else out there.”

While athletes may be enticed to use the Helmet Boom configuration most often, the handheld High Angle can get a camera into tight spots, dangerous places, or interesting perspectives for truly professional looking video. “If you want an inexpensive alternative to the chase-helicopter that’s used to shoot professional athletes, the High Angle is the way to go,” shares Lopez. Rather than shoot from the sidelines, we were able to get a camera right above an athlete as he cleared a jump, and then follow the action as he landed. In another instance we were able to put a camera inside of the barrel of a wave and follow the surfer as she carved back and forth. You can’t get that energy out of a regular shot from off of the board or a helmet.”

The Kaboom’s third use as a Tripod Extender expands the versatility of any photographic tripod by giving it’s user an extra 60 inches of height. Since even the tallest tripods max out around 60 inches, the Kaboom is able to double that for situations where extra height makes for a better and more engaging story, such as event footage, time lapse, and landscapes.

The Vehicle Boom is the Kaboom’s fourth use, which places a camera up to 50 inches off of any vehicle to capture engaging footage of a car, boat, plane, ATV, or a driver as he navigates a track or rough terrain. Like the Helmet configuration, the Vehicle Boom gets the camera out and away from the subject to capture more of what’s going on in the frame and bring the viewer into the scene. “For the reality TV generation, the Vehicle Boom makes it easy to copy-cat the popular “in car” scene, or create a cinematic story with an interesting shot of a vehicle’s spinning wheel or the water hitting the side of a boat as it sails off into the sunset,” says Lopez. “It’s a different and more engaging perspective than the standard shot that can be taken by mounting a camera directly onto a vehicle.”

Finally, the Kaboom can be sized down to a more manageable 20 or 30 inches to act as a Self Portrait extender, alleviating the need to ask strangers for help or prop a camera on a nearby rock to snap an image of yourself. “Everyone has been in an interesting or beautiful place and wanted to capture themselves in it without doing the awkward handheld thing,” admits Lopez. “The Self Portrait helps you do that without having to interrupt anyone to ask for help.” The adjustable ball head helps to set the perfect camera angle and lock it into place to capture unlimited selfies, uninterrupted and un-rushed.

The Fat Gecko Kaboom breaks down to 15 inches and weighs under ½ pound, making it easy to carry in a backpack or pocket. Its snap together design makes it simple to configure it in any length between 20 and 60 inches, while the properties of carbon fiber make it rugged and durable to resist abuse, including saltwater, impact, extreme temperatures and more. The complete kit is available at retailers worldwide for $129.99, and includes everything needed to use the Fat Gecko Kaboom in all five set ups*. The Fat Gecko Kaboom is rated for GoPro Hero Action Cameras, Mirrorless Cameras, Compact Cameras, and any other camera weighing under 2 pounds, and is Proudly Made in the U.S.A.

About Delkin Devices, Inc.
Delkin Devices, founded in 1986, is a U.S. based manufacturer of quality imaging accessories for photographers, including CF and SD memory cards, Fat Gecko® Camera Mounts, SensorScope® DSLR Sensor Inspection & Cleaning Systems, Dual Universal Battery Chargers, Archival Gold® CD-R, DVD-R & BD-R Media, Snug-It DSLR Camera Skins, Universal Memory Card Readers, and more. Delkin products are sold worldwide at specialty photography retailers, as well as on the web at www.delkin.com. For more information, please visit our website or call us at (800) 637-8087.

* Vehicle Mount requires two Fat Gecko Suction Cup Mounts, sold separately
Fat Gecko and Fat Gecko Kaboom are trademarks of Delkin Devices, Inc. All other trademarks & brand names are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Anna Lopez, Marketing Manager
Email: alopez@delkin.com High Resolution Images & Samples Available

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