Friday, October 07, 2016

Keep Calm and Carry On: Highlights from Shoreditch and the London Design Fair 2016 - Core77

Keep Calm and Carry On: Highlights from Shoreditch and the London Design Fair 2016 - Core77

Viking Kayaks Australia - Kayak Fishing Expedition Season

Viking Kayaks Australia - Kayak Fishing Expedition Season: Flat camera and mobile phone batteries are now a thing of the past, even when on away trips without power. A 12 volt SLA battery and accessory USB charger makes it possible to keep filming anywhere.
More power
One aspect of using one or more POV-style cameras, particularly when away from mains power (fishing remote locations while camping, or aboard motherships where there’s often limited means to charge batteries) is keeping them charged. The same applies to other important equipment such as mobile phones.
There are a variety of compact sized USB power packs available, but I’ve found most of these too small to really be useful (one or maybe two full charges for the camera and battery backpack is often all they’ll deliver). The solution I’ve found for those times when multiple charges for each of two cameras and a cell phone has been to utilize one of my larger sounder 12 volt SLA batteries and an inexpensive 4-port USB charger designed for automotive accessory sockets.
One of my old 18 amp/hour batteries that had been retired when I converted my kayak to much lighter lithium iron (LiFePO4) technology has been brought back into service. This battery is capable of charging the GoPro wireless remotes, camera battery, and accessory battery backpack four times, as well as my mobile phone at least once before needing to be charged. For those needing more capacity a solar panel could be added to help maintain the main battery’s charge for as long as possible.
Managing all the recorded video and images is as straight forward as carrying additional data cards, then getting to relive the trip when editing everything back at home.

Thursday, July 23, 2015