The Mission Darkness™ BlockBox Touch USB is a collapsible faraday enclosure with a built-in conductive glove, device preview window, large interior space, and USB port allowing the operator to access and extract data on scene, as well as connect to a charging source. Designed specifically for law enforcement and military forensic investigators, the BlockBox Touch USB allows users to operate touch screens in order to conduct cell phone and tablet triage, analysis, and extraction while keeping devices shielded inside. With the high-speed USB filter, time-sensitive data can be extracted in hours, not days. Additionally, being able to keep devices charged indefinitely prevents lockout mode and reduces the amount of time needed to break a passcode, enabling the maximum amount of data extraction and unlocking with tools like GrayKey, Cellebrite, XRY, BlackBag, Oxygen, etc.
The BlockBox Touch USB is built with padded side walls and water-resistant ballistic nylon outer material to ensure that devices and faraday fabric stay protected. The interior faraday chamber includes two layers of high-shielding TitanRF™ Faraday Fabric on all sides with dual paired seam construction. The faraday chamber will block all wireless signals including WiFi (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth, cell signals including 5G networks, GPS, RFID, NFC, and radio signals with 90dB average attenuation from low MHz to 40GHz spectrum.
The faraday chamber uses a NeoLok™ closure system, allowing an operator to effortlessly close the faraday chamber by way of a double roll and strong neodymium magnetic seal holding the roll in place. A quick-snap strap over the roll provides extra security, which is especially useful if transporting shielded devices inside to various locations, such as from the collection site to the lab. This type of closure is preferred for forensic use since the faraday chamber can be opened easily with a glove. The magnetic closure increases the product’s overall longevity, compared to faraday enclosures built with Velcro which can damage gloves and wear out with frequent use due to “hard pulling” on the closure area.
The kit includes a slim carrying case plus accompanying accessories, such as a USB A/M to A/M cable, instructions, and a signal-dampening foam block (which provides a platform to take photos of devices, as well as additional shielding in high-signal strength environments). The BlockBox Touch USB can be transported in a backpack or small bag, making it the perfect analysis enclosure for lab and field operations.
Mission Darkness faraday bags and BlockBox Touch analysis enclosures have a transparent pocket on the back to place a business card or more permanent sticker. There is no need to silkscreen your department information on the bag. If you would like a permanent way to custom brand items, we can add woven labels during production. Please contact us to discuss options
The shielded USB filter enables dual sided device connectivity, allowing a device to be charged or have data extracted while remaining isolated from RF signals.
The kit includes two 18″ right angle USB extension cables that connect to the inner and outer sides of the USB filter. This makes it easy to connect a device internally using a compatible USB cable tip (not included), and externally connect to a power source or extraction tool using the included USB A/M to A/M cable.
Purchase the USB cable set add-on if needed to connect to devices internally (compatible with lightning, micro USB, and USB-C devices). *If you are using your own cables (not ones we provided), be aware that all cables used both within and outside of the analysis enclosure need to be SHIELDED.
These accessories are often added to BlockBox Touch USB kit because they enable short term charging capabilities, which may be required during transportation or until the analysis enclosure can be connected to a long term power source. Simply add the accessory you want to your cart.
Go Kit — Dual USB Port 24W Car Charger Adapter & Dual USB Port 12W Wall Charger with Foldable Plug
Cable Kit — Lightning, USB Micro, USB-C, USB Extension, USB A/M to A/M
10,000mAh Portable Power Bank with 1 USB-A Output Port
20,000mAh Portable Power Bank with 2 USB-A Output Ports
The Mission Darkness BlockBox Touch series includes three products with the same soft-sided analysis enclosure as the base, with different shielded filter options. The BlockBox Touch is the standard, collapsible analysis enclosure that enables hands-on device screen operation and interrogation. The BlockBox Touch USB and BlockBox Touch Multiport include shielded filters for data extraction and device connectivity. View the product pages below to see additional details, in order to choose the right product for your usage needs.
*Helpful tip: add an LED light (not included) inside the faraday chamber of any BlockBox Touch series analysis enclosure if you need to illuminate the space