Posts Tagged ‘battery’

Pronto: An Insanely Fast-Charging Battery Pack That Can Juice Up Your Gear On-The-Go

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No matter how much you prepare for every shoot or vacation you embark upon, it’s inevitable that you will one day find yourself holding a dead camera. It happens to the best of us.

And while there are a number of backup chargers out there than can get the job done, none seem to quite stack up to Pronto: a backup that its creators claim can charge itself up to twelve times faster than conventional power banks. Read more…

ChargeAll is the World’s Smallest Battery Pack with a Standard Wall Outlet for Charging Your Gear

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Looking to change the game in terms of portable battery packs is a new product called the ChargeAll Portable Power Outlet. The self-proclaimed ‘worlds smallest portable power outlet,’ it manages to pack a standard 120V wall outlet into the device alongside the more standard USB option.

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PowerPole Extends Your GoPro’s Reach While Adding 5x the Battery Life as a Power Source

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There are times when two completely separate products make even more sense when brought together as one. Such is the case for Polar Pro’s PowerPole, a GoPro extension pole with a built-in equivalent of 5 GoPro batteries. Currently in its crowdfunding stage, the Kickstarter has already amassed its funding goal meaning this beast is about to become a reality.
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PSA: Declare Your Lithium Ion Batteries or You Might Set Your Plane on Fire

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An Australian man learned earlier this year that just because you’ve disassembled your drone and packed it safely away in a number of Pelican cases, it doesn’t mean it can’t cause troubles when undeclared in the cargo bay of your international flight.

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PSA: Charge Your Camera Pre-Flight; the TSA Could Take It if It Doesn’t Power On

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Yesterday, the TSA announced that those flying to the US from certain parts of the world may be asked to power on their electronics to make sure they are not hiding explosives as part of new security measures. If the gadget doesn’t turn on, you’ll have to leave it behind and could be subject to additional screening. Read more…

External Battery Hack Lets You Power Your DSLR Continuously for 12+ Hours

Just the other day we shared an awesome ‘hack’ of sorts to get up to nine times as much battery life out of your camera using an external battery. And today we have another hack, albeit one that’s a bit more involved and uses extra batteries you might actually have laying around the house.

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Clever Hack Gives Your DSLR Nine Times the Battery Life

When it comes to days where there are long periods of shooting — particularly video — it’s always nice to know you have enough battery power to make it through the day. And while Canon’s LP-E6 and LP-E8s are great, they tend to only last about an hour a piece when shooting HD video.

To make sure you have enough battery life to shoot a fair amount and then some, Chris Winter shares a neat little semi-hack he’s come up with to make an external battery capable of lasting up to 9 times as long as a standard Canon battery. Read more…

Israeli Start-Up Shows Off Crazy Prototype Battery that Charges In 30 Seconds

If there’s one aspect of technology that seems to ignore Moore’s law at least a little, it’s batteries. Granted, the recent switch to Lithium-Ion improved some aspects, but batteries are still far from where we would like them to be. Hopefully here to help solve that problem is an Israeli start-up called StoreDot. Read more…

New Nikon Firmware Update Kills 3rd Party Battery Compatibility for Several Models

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Nikon recently released a firmware update for its D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200, and P7700 cameras that maximized battery performance and allowed the camera to more accurately tell you how much charge you have left. But it seems there was an unintended (or maybe not so unintended) side-effect: third party batteries no longer work. Read more…

The CagePro Lets you Add a Canon DSLR Battery to Your GoPro Action Cam

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If you love everything about your GoPro camera except the anemic battery life and minimalist portability, say hello to the CagePro: a new system that allows you to attach a Canon SLR battery to your GoPro. Read more…