Blind Spot Gear were lighting the Atomos stand at IBC 2018 where I had a chance to catch up with Billy from Blind Spot Gear and chat about their new Power Junkie, NP-F battery power device for cameras and other kit. This little guy can take your existing NP-F style Sony batteries and turn them into power banks providing power to mirrorless cameras, mobile phones etc., while also serving as a battery charger.
You may recall the UK-based Blind Spot Gear from their previous very successful Kickstarter endeavours such as the original and super-flexible Scorpion Light, the Tile Light and more recently the Scorpion Light 2.
For the uninitiated, the Power Junkie is a utilitarian battery adapter and charger for the mobile filmmaker. It has been designed to serve as a power-providing Swiss Army Knife, an ultimate accessory for any filmmaker, merging the functionality of a battery charger, power bank and camera battery, eliminating the need to carry multiple batteries, cables, adaptors and chargers.
It is a compact, alternative powering option which lets you power up to 3 devices using the industry standard Sony L-Series or as they are commonly known – NP-F type batteries, which everyone has tons of and they provide decent power due to the three power versions they are normally sold in.
The Power Junkie is quite compact and light, weighing in at just 37g and coming in at under 3 inches in length, providing the much needed 7.2V DC output for your mirrorless camera, action camera or DSLR when coupled with a dummy battery.
In addition you also get 2 x 5V USB outputs (rated at 2 amp) for powering or charging additional devices such as a smartphone or an action camera.
There are 4 days left on their Kickstarter campaign (at the time of posting this), which is offering some juicy discounts so you better get cracking.
Learn more about the Power Junkie from their website here.
Stay tuned for more of our coverage of IBC 2018 in the coming days.