Aliens Meets Cobalt Kinetics | SHOT 2017 | CK Smart Display – TFB

Aliens Meets Cobalt Kinetics | SHOT 2017

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Who has watched Aliens (you know, the movie where Ripley shows up and “brings it” to the xenomorphs with the Colonial Marines) and wondered why no one has done a round counter like the one on the pulse rifles the good guys used? Well, wonder no more. Cobalt Kinetics has “done it” again, by engineering a solution that combines both functionality and amazing aesthetics.

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It was teased at Range Day, and they had some transport issues with getting it here earlier. But, really, it doesn’t matter, because it is here now. It actually is even better in person than it was as described. And we have the first pictures and coverage of it here!

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It is actually a very simple concept that provides perfect accuracy that is not tied to assumptions (like the acoustic or impulse driven counters). This actually uses solid state components embedded in the magazines coupled with either a wired or wireless system (all the pics I have today are of the wired). What that means is that EACH magazine knows it’s current state. You can have a dump bag full of mags, pull one out and get a correct count.

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4 thoughts on “Aliens Meets Cobalt Kinetics | SHOT 2017 | CK Smart Display – TFB

  1. Will the counter have any options to customize the display screen? To change fonts and colors as well as the warning sign. Great looking product as is though, can’t wait to see this hit the shelves.

  2. Very nice concept and smaller for handgun version will be nice too

  3. Been wondering about this for some time now, I am VERY interested in this product as I’m sure many other people are. The only other viable option on the market now is the radtech counter but this is above and beyond it in every way. An ambitious project I’m just but let me just say (as I’ve not heard any recent news) that I hope this product is still in development and that they plan to release it eventually because I most definitely want one. Here’s hoping my dreams become a reality and with the help of cobalt kinetics get one step closer to owning my very own pulse rifle.

    1. Thank you for your comment.
      It is definitely still happening. We are past the development stage and getting it ready for production. We plan to begin taking orders later this fall.

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