Photographers can say goodbye to hauling an endless supply of batteries around with them and lighten the load of their equipment bags (as well as their pockets), thanks to the new compact, lightweight USB Battery Charger by Varta – perfect for providing power on the move.
Any keen photographer knows that batteries can be a costly expense and old battery rechargers tend to be bulky and restrictive, but there’s nothing worse than being without power and missing that crucial shot because of flat batteries.
The pocket-sized Varta USB Charger is smaller than most mobile phones and is the ideal travel companion for the amateur photographer. It fits into a standard USB port, enabling batteries to be charged easily and conveniently through a personal laptop or a computer station in an internet café. So photographers can be downloading, editing and reviewing their latest set of pictures on a computer, whilst charging their camera’s batteries ready for their next shoot. Features of the Varta USB Charger include:
- Compact, slim-line and lightweight
- Shock resistant
- Comes with 2xAA and 2xAAA pre-charged batteries
- Can charge up to two batteries at any one time and caters for AA and AAA batteries through its adjustable connector
- 10-15 hour charge time
- Two green LEDs to indicate when the device is in charging mode
With a one-off purchase and no need to keep stocking up on batteries for cameras, the USB is kind to the pocket and does its bit for the environment, too. When single-use batteries run out, most end up in landfill sites, polluting the earth. Switching to rechargeables can help to preserve the environment by cutting down on waste batteries and their packaging.
The USB Charger will be available from October 2008 in leading high street retailers, with a RRP of £9.99. It is just one of a range of must-have rechargeable products for amateur photographers that are being launched by Varta this autumn. Other products in the range include:
- Ready2Use rechargeable batteries
- Travel charger with 4xAA
- Pocket charger with 4xAAA
- Power Station with 2xAA and 2xAAA
For more information please visit the Varta