Rechargeable batteries save mobile podcasting [daily podcasting photo, day 2]

Eneloop rechargeable batteries

Podcasters need power. In the studio, it’s easy—just plug in (though you may need an extra surge-protector to fit all your audio gear!).

But when I’m away from the studio and I have electronic equipment, I can’t rely on a power outlet.

The Eneloop rechargeable batteries are my new friends.

I’m a fan of rechargeable batteries because I don’t have to keep buying new batteries. My wife and I are slowly replacing all of our batteries with Eneloop rechargeables.

  • They come precharged.
  • They last a long time.
  • They hold most of their charge when unused.
  • They can be recharged up to 1,500 times.

Just imagine how much money you save with one $2.50 battery. A standard Energizer battery can be found for about 50¢. Being conservative, let’s say you discharge and replace this battery only one a month. So in a year, you’ll have spent $6 for that one battery.

My first introduction to Eneloop’s long-lasting power was before I even knew they existed. They were hidden inside a crucial tool I use more than any of my podcasting equipment.

I was always impressed how long the batteries lasted in this tool, but never bothered to open it up and see what powered it. I would just plug it into the charger for a short while, and then have days of constant use without a recharge.

Then I opened this daily tool and discovered an Eneloop rechargeable battery—not two, just one. And I was impressed.

To know what this crucial tool was, you’ll have to wait for tomorrow’s daily podcasting photo.


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This is a post from the “daily podcasting photo” series. Learn more about the series, including how you can sponsor a day, at Daniel J. Lewis’s personal blog.

About the Author
As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his wife, Jenny, live near Cincinnati with their son, "Noodle Boy."

2 comments on Rechargeable batteries save mobile podcasting [daily podcasting photo, day 2]

  1. Howard says:

    Hi Daniel,  Reading your endorsement of  Eneloop rechargeable batteries  made me curious about what kind of electronic recording equipment you use when you are out of the studio.  I’ve heard great things about the Roland R 05  Are there other brands, models you recommend?  Thanks for all you do!
    Best,  Howard

    1. I use a Zoom H4n in-studio and remotely. It’ll be a daily podcasting photo soon.

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