Camlink Sigma In the field
So you're out photographing your favourite landscape and you've decided to wait a bit longer than usual to get more of the sunset.
You try to call your partner only to find out that all the roaming that you've done has drained your phone. The Camlink Sigma power pack is designed to flash some power into items such as phones in these kind of situations.
The pack comes with four AAA batteries which can be used independently. An output cord has a universal output cable to attach any of the eight adaptors that comes with it so that mobile phones, games consoles, mp3 players and even satellite navigation devices can be powered up.
To refresh the batteries, the pack can be linked to a computer via USB and recharged or by plugging into the cigarette jack in the car.
A small button above the charging light is for activating the torch built-in to the top of the charger which is great for if you are alone or in a particularly dark area and need to find something.
The multiple attachments include eight different jacks for the different items that can be charged or powered by the unit. Two USB leads are provided for input and output as well as the car charger jack.
Camlink Sigma Performance
After a number of hours of charging, the pack is ready to go. I plugged it into my phone to see if it would fully charge. The phone was 2/3rds flat and the battery sign had just turned amber. However, the Camlink Sigma not only fully charged my phone, but also had some energy to spare.
Camlink Sigma Verdict
This is a useful piece of kit. It could be a godsend if you are stuck out in the middle of nowhere and the torch will give slight comfort.
Most of the plugs are unlikely to be used, but they are removable and so they don't all have to be carried around.
EASE OF USE
The Camlink Sigma costs around £15 and is available online from various retailers. Take a look at the Fameart website for more information.