Hey guys… It’s time for a little more Tech Talk w/TK.
Alright, as I already said before, I can go a bit overboard when it comes to my Home Automation solution, in particular when it comes to Ring products. As I am a not an electrician by trade, I tend to use a lot more of their battery-powered options, allowing me to place devices where I want them, and not where power is. While this is great from a flexibility perspective, you’re going to want some spare batteries around to swap out from time to time.
With a bunch of Ring Solar Floodlights, Spotlight Cameras, Stick Up Cameras, and, of course, Video Doorbells, having 2 extra batteries lying around, ready to be used, seems like a perfect fit for me. While having them individually plugged-in works, the charging can time be tedious, and the number of loose wires and batteries drove me a bit nuts. That’s why I was psyched to see the new Ring Dual Battery Charger get released. This thing not only charges the batteries faster, but it allows you to store them cleanly and have just one wire to charge both. Tack on the ability to just drop them in and pull them out when you need them, and I am a happy camper.
So here is a quick summary or the goods/not so goods :-):
- Ease of battery storage- very clean and easy to access
- Fast Charging-Way better than the basic cable to USB port thanks to QC3 charging protocols
The Not So Good:
- Huge Power Brick- While I get it is fast charging 2 batteries, but man that thing is a beast
If you’re interested in picking one up yourself, I have included a link below.