Maha PowerBank review posted!|
(Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 13:55 EDT)
Get power for the long haul with Maha's PowerEx-branded high capacity external battery pack...
Due to changing power requirements for digicams, we've gotten a number of emails over the past months about external power-packs. In particular, some of the newer Li-Ion powered cameras don't work with the conventional NiMH-based external packs. Likewise, some cameras with higher power demands don't work with those packs either. Finally, with people using the "prosumer" digicams for increasingly professional applications, extended battery life is an increasing concern.
We'll be looking at several external power solutions over the next few months, but led off with Maha's two-model PowerBank line, marketed under the PowerEx brand name. These units are available in both NiMH and Li-Ion flavors, pack a pretty powerful punch, fit most cameras on the market, have a handy "gas gauge" LED readout, and can be charged on the go from a cigarette lighter.
Pretty slick, and the Li-Ion version works just fine with Li-Ion based cameras like Nikon's full Coolpix line, the Olympus E-10 and E-100RS, and also powers high-power NiMH-based cameras like the Minolta Dimage series. Read the review for all the details, these gadgets look like winners!