Camera battery with built-in USB-C charger wins today’s ‘I didn’t know I needed this’ award – TechCrunch
I have 600 hundred USB-C chargers everywhere; in my car, by my bed, in my bathroom, in the garage, in my camera bag. Do you know what I never remember to pack? Battery charger for my camera. Yes, you can charge the battery with the camera itself for most of Sony’s Alpha series of cameras, but no self-respecting photographer has time for that – you’re too busy taking pictures! Nitecore to the rescue, with ultra-smart battery with built-in USB-C socket. Use any USB-C battery or battery to charge your camera on the go.
The battery itself is a standard 7.2 volt, 2,250 mAh lithium-ion battery, roughly equivalent to Sony’s NP-FZ100 battery. Of course, those retail for $80 or so, and Other Nitecore accessory battery packs are on sale for about half the price. The company does not disclose the price tag and has not suggested a premium for its USB-C rechargeable battery packs. As a forgetful photographer and often don’t plan ahead, I’m willing to pay the same price as Sony charges for my InfoLithium battery packs, just for the convenience of charging them wherever I go. seems to be running out of battery.
It’s one of those innovations where you’ll be “Uh… damn, why aren’t all batteries like this!?” Battery manufacturers, if you’re reading this, you have your marching orders. Put some charging circuit in your battery and let me charge on the go.