Sqish Alt Sat Dish Vanishes With Sqishoflage

The Sqish is the discreet alternative to one of those ugly, obtrusive satellite dishes that pop up and mar the view everywhere. The Sqish can can be aimed at mid and high powered satellites including Astra, Hotbird and Eurobird. It can be used to receive Sky and Freesat in the UK.

(Sqish shows sqishoflage)

The Sqish measures 47cm x 26cm x 7cm; it includes a multipurpose bracket to allow efficient mounting to most surfaces, as well as three conventional mounts.

Here's how it works; you send Sqish a photograph of the location (the background against which the Sqish is to be placed) and they will provide you with a UV-stable matte finish stick to attach to the device.

The idea of camouflaging something by making it resemble a known background is, of course, an old trick. You might remember it from the old Mission Impossible television show, in the episode titled Live Bait.

I recalled a graphic example from the excellent 1989 movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; only with the leap from the lion's head will he prove his worth. The narrow walkway is perfectly painted to match the background; you can only see it from an angle.

(Indy walks in mid-air)

Find out more about Sqish; thanks to Adi for the tip on this story plus the reference.

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