Michael Topham takes a look at the Rogue Indicator Battery Pouch
Rogue Indicator Battery Pouch at a glance:
- Safe place to store batteries
- Keeps used and unused batteries separate
- Price: £13
- Website: www.colourconfidence.com
The idea behind the Rogue Indicator Battery Pouch is simple: it’s designed to give photographers a safe place to store batteries and prevent any confusion over those that are fully charged and those that have already been used. The pouch is partitioned into two and comes supplied with reversible red and green cards that can be flipped over from green to red when depleted batteries are returned. There are Velcro straps at the back of the pouch, too, should you wish to attach it to your belt or the exterior of a bag.
While the pouch is well made and the idea of keeping used and unused batteries separate is a good one, I found it a bit too small for my liking. It holds12 AAA batteries, eight AA batteries, four 9V batteries or two mirrorless camera batteries, but can’t accommodate larger DSLR batteries. I can see it being a useful accessory for those who regularly use smaller batteries for flashguns, triggers and other accessories, but there is the argument that it’s just as easy to dedicate larger pockets in your camera bag to do the same job, at no additional expense.
Currently there’s just one size available, but hopefully we’ll see larger versions of the Indicator Battery Pouch being introduced by Rogue in the future.