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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