The Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe, for Mounting Any Shoe Mount Accessory to a 1/4-20 Thread

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About The Frio

The Frio is a cold shoe that allows the mounting of any accessory that uses a shoe-mount, onto a light stand, tripod or other mounting system that uses a ¼-20thread.

What's unique about it is the handy locking feature that keeps the mounted accessory, typically a flash, firmly locked in place without the need to tighten down a locking ring or lever. While it is still recommended that the user tighten the flash, it will no longer be an accident waiting to happen should they forget.

In addition, the Frio features a slot on the front to hang a remote flash trigger.

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of the Frio is how fast it allows the photographer to mount and un-mount their equipment! Speed and convenience in a small, inexpensive package.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (5),Durable (3),Lightweight (3)
Best Uses:
General purpose (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (4)

The Frio Features

  • The Frio is the world's only universal hotshoe adaptor with a unique dual-locking mechanism so your shoot will never fall apart
  • The frio connects anything with a hotshoe to anything with a ¼ - 20 tripod stud, allowing you to create fantastic setups with the gear you already own in seconds
  • Photography: perfect for advanced flash lighting setups
  • Videography: perfect for connecting all your hotshoe DSLR gear; microphones, rigs, monitors, light panels and more
  • Frio: Connect, Combine, Create

Reviews about this item

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice little cold shoe

How imaginative. A cold shoe called "Frio" which is Spanish for "cold". Name aside. This is a nice little flash mount. Extra nice in that it has the little hole to accept the locking pin on Nikon flashes and apparently also has features that lock Canon flashes in place too. Not to mention the extra safety measure of the plastic tab at the back to hold the flash from slipping out even if it's not locked in place otherwise. It is meant to be used on a threaded stand however. It can't be used al...

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How imaginative. A cold shoe called "Frio" which is Spanish for "cold". Name aside. This is a nice little flash mount. Extra nice in that it has the little hole to accept the locking pin on Nikon flashes and apparently also has features that lock Canon flashes in place too. Not to mention the extra safety measure of the plastic tab at the back to hold the flash from slipping out even if it's not locked in place otherwise. It is meant to be used on a threaded stand however. It can't be used alone to keep a flash standing upright on a floor, table or other surface.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
5.0

Awesome Shoe Mount

By

from San Diego  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Overall, this is an awesome accessory. The double locking mechanism allows me to feel comfortable in knowing that my flash is safe. Be careful not to twist the frio. The lateral strength is not that good. I had to replace one when it broke.

 
5.0

A Must Have

By

from Philly  -  Photo Enthusiast

These are just perfect for attaching off camera flash units to brackets or light stands. They have a positive lock that will not release unless pushed saving your expensive flash from a hit to the floor!

 
5.0

Your speedlights deserve these!

By

from North Chelmsford, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

These little guys are worth their weight in gold. They allow for solid attachment of $$$ speedlights and Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 triggers. If you've got well over $500 (think SB-900 and a PW) on a lightstand, then spending a few more dollars to snug things down is a no-brainer. I really like that they have a provision for the Nikon and PW locking pins. The correct ratio of Frios to flashes is 1:1

 
5.0

Absolutely love it! Should have 6 stars.

By

from Rocky Mount, NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

My only question is why it took so long for somebody to invent it? This is head and shoulders above units with screws and springs to lose. It is simple and works. I got my first one at the Adorama sponsored McNalley/Hobby FlashBus Tour. Once I saw how it worked, I immediately ordered another. If you have a flash to mount on a light stand or something similar, buy this.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice little cold shoe

By

from Atlanta  -  Semi-pro Photographer

How imaginative. A cold shoe called "Frio" which is Spanish for "cold". Name aside. This is a nice little flash mount. Extra nice in that it has the little hole to accept the locking pin on Nikon flashes and apparently also has features that lock Canon flashes in place too. Not to mention the extra safety measure of the plastic tab at the back to hold the flash from slipping out even if it's not locked in place otherwise. It is meant to be used on a threaded stand however. It can't be used alone to keep a flash standing upright on a floor, table or other surface.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DARREN E  These are the perfect addition to any lightstand/umbrella mount/ or replacement for the cold shoe on a Justin Clamp.
Shopper  Will this work with Minolta/Sony flashes?
KEN S  I can't really answer your question. I can say it does work with my canon and an old Vivitar 2800D Nikon flash first hand. I think the minolta/Sony flashes require a reversed mount - male and female are switched. I have seen mount adapters but..... I'm sure a Sony shooter could tell you exactly. Adorama costumer service should know also. Anyhow best KDS
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