/ PRODUCT NEWS: VIDEO: New Black Diamond ReVolt Headtorch
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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.
"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.
That's what I thought when I saw NiMH on the re-labelled batteries.
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