Lumedyne X Flash Recycle Accelerator: Say Goodbye To Your AAs (And Your Cash) Forever

Oops! Somebody at Lumedyne is a little trigger-happy with the sharpening slider.

Oops! Somebody at Lumedyne is a little trigger-happy with the sharpening slider.

Hey Strobists! Don’t you just hate the constant charging and swapping of batteries that your hobby/profession entails? What if I told you that you could ditch the AAs and instead use a li-ion battery pack that plugs straight into the external power-port of your flash, halves your recycle time and keeps going for way longer than your AAs?

You be interested, right? So what if I also told you that the graphics on the unit itself seem like they were ripped wholesale from the side of a 1980s arcade game cabinet, shrunk and stuck onto the Lumedyne X? Awesome, right? But there’s a problem.

And that problem is the price. You’ll pay $325, which is a hell of a lot more than a few battery chargers and a whole lot of rechargeable batteries. Then again, for the pro this could be worth it — or not: we all know that pros like to spend money on gear that makes their work more efficient, but you’re going to need one of these for each flash you plan to use, plus spares.

Anyhow, should you fancy one of these “Flash Recycle Accelerators,” they can be had in fittings for Nikon and Canon, and charge in just three hours. Available now.

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