RIVER: Mobile Power Station for Photographers in the Field

As photographers and videographers we always need power – either for our cameras, lighting equipment, sound recording, laptops and an ever growing number of other mobile devices and accessories. Although USB power banks can be good solutions for many smaller accessories – if you need larger more professional and comprehensive solution with many different power options and a large capacity as well as high output – a new indiegogo project called RIVER might be the solution you have been looking for.

River has an array of charging ports including 4 USB ports (2 of them with Quickcharge 2.0), 2 USB Type C ports, 2 AC outlets and 2 DC outlets as well as a single 12V Car Port. This is certainly the most comprehensive portable Li-ion power station that we have encountered. It hosts a giant capacity of Li-ion Batteries with 116,000mAh/412Wh which should last you for a very long time and be able to power even some high end LEDs (you can see a quick demo at the end of the video above).

The different inputs/outputs and display on the River power station

River is portable and has a handle, although at 11lbs or 5kg it is still something that you will probably want your car to carry and not your backpack.

As for pricing, River is currently raising money on indiegogo (at the moment close to $200k or about 7 times the original goal of the project). You can order one for yourself starting at $460 (depending on where do you want to ship the unit).

An open box of the river and all of its accessories 

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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