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.
- 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.
Today's podcasting photo is made possible by Audible, the world's leading source of audiobooks. Start a free 30-day trial with a free audiobook that you can keep for life.