Documenting your latest race success or misfire with on-board race videos has never been easier, especially with the large selection of affordable video cameras available like the Replay XD or GoPro. Heck, even a cell phone works in a pinch. But while video capture capability has improved by leaps and bounds, like recording 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second – unheard of a few years ago, the technology behind battery capacity hasn’t quite kept up.
Continuously filming with a GoPro camera at maximum resolution will give you about 30 minutes of video before the battery is depleted. This means that you’ll either have to sacrifice video quality for a longer run time or scramble to find a power outlet in between track sessions. But when you’re at a rural event, like the Texas Mile, a power outlet is a luxury found only on portable generators or RVs.
Being able to charge your devices on-the-go is a necessity, and thankfully someone has stepped up to deliver a solution: the GO PUCK.
The GO PUCK (Portable USB Charging Kit) is the latest consumer product from Braille Battery, a supplier of lightweight batteries to top teams in IndyCar, NASCAR, Formula 1 and American Le Mans. This ingenious invention takes the same technology, power and development that went into designing an IndyCar battery and puts it right in the palm of your hand, making it “lighter, stronger and faster charging than anything on the market today.”
The GO PUCK features two USB ports, one for continuous charge-through usage and one for rapid phone charging. The continuous charge-through port is perfect for powering an action camera like the GoPro, extending the battery life to about 4.5 hours of continuous use; a marked improvement from the stock 30-ish minutes of run time. The rapid charging port can fully charge an iPhone 4 in less than an hour. And if you have a friend that’s also in need of a little juice, both charging ports can be used at the same time.
Weighing in at a scant 6.08 oz, the GO PUCK travels extremely well, whether in a camera bag or your back pocket. An available active mount allows mounting to any fixture with a countersunk hole (GoPro cameras included) and even includes a strap pass-through for easy clipping to a belt or backpack.
The GO PUCK is a must-have accessory for those with an active lifestyle who don’t want to pause everything in order to power-up their devices. Gone are the days where you’re huddled around a public charging station, tethered to the wall by a 6 inch cable, too scared to walk away for fear of having your device stolen.
Go HERE to get your own GO PUCK and stop missing out on awesome racing action because your camera battery died with ten laps to go.