/ PRODUCT NEWS: VIDEO: New Black Diamond ReVolt Headtorch

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ReChargeable, ReImagined   The ReVolt From Black Diamond  #1, 4 kbThe ReVolt can be recharged directly via a USB cable wherever there is power - vehicles, solar energy panels and of course plug sockets - making it extremely versatile and perfect for long trips away as it can be recharged even in remote and isolated areas.

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martinph78 on 08 Mar 2013
In reply to UKC Gear:

I nver really got the whole USB rechargable thing until watching the video. I like the fact you can charge it but still use normal AA batteries on the hill. You could leave it in the car ready for use/call-outs, but be safe in the knowledge you can chuck normal batteries in it when needed (at 110 Lumens I guess that'll be often!)

Will have to wait for the price to come down before I can afford it though!

One observation: Why are headtorches not coming with an overhead strap anymore, and batteries in the front? I like the overhead strap and balance from the battery pack at the rear. I also think it keeps the batteries warmer having them at the back, under your hood/hat.

itsThere on 08 Mar 2013
In reply to UKC Gear: http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/mountain/lighting/revolt-headlamp/

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/uploads/black-diamond/files/M11145_A_ReVolt_IS_WEB.pdf

"Only Black Diamond ReVolt NiMH rechargeable batteries will charge inside the headlamp" which it will come with, i hope it works with others unless we have to buy overpriced batteries from bd. dont know how they can resonably check this.
IoanTataru - on 09 Mar 2013
In reply to UKC Gear: So aren't the Petzl rechargables much better since they use a LiIon battery ? Like better lifetime in cold weather, no "memmory effect" etc ?
itsThere on 09 Mar 2013
In reply to IoanTataru: maybe, i dont know. but the cost of a non-standard battery or one with a bd label will get passed onto the user. its a nice step forward with the ease of use of usb then a step back with what battery works with it.
Jimbo C - on 18 Mar 2013
In reply to IoanTataru:

That's what I thought when I saw NiMH on the re-labelled batteries.

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