Can You Use a Third-Party Battery in Your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera?

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November 19, 2022

If you’ve got a DSLR or mirrorless camera, you know the value of having two or three extra batteries when you go out on a photography venture. I personally have experienced the horror of running my battery dead in the middle of a day-long shoot. But do you have to use the branded battery that comes with your camera? Buying lots of those can get expensive quickly. In our top story, Review Geek news editor Andrew Heinzman answers the question of third-party batteries in pro-level cameras and gives some recommendations about which brands you may or may not want to go with.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY Can You Use a Third-Party Battery in Your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera?


Whether you’re a professional photographer or a young hobbyist, you’ll eventually find yourself shopping for camera batteries. And you’ll be stuck with one of two options—buy an “official” battery, or grab a cheaper third-party option. Which path should you choose? Read More »

 
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Now is a great time to refresh your daily mouth cleaning routine with these awesome Black Friday deals from Quip! Save up to 50% on wireless, rechargeable toothbrushes, plus other dental hygiene necessities like flossers, gum, mouthwash, and toothpaste. Savings last through 11/29, so be sure to get yours now while supplies last!

 
SwitchBot Blind Tilt Review: An Affordable Way to Get Smart Blinds


With SwitchBot’s Blind Tilt, transforming your existing horizontal “dumb” blinds into smart ones is a breeze. Many products made by SwitchBot are easy to install and affordable, and the new Blind Tilt is no different. Read More »

 
The 7 Best Gifts for Dad for Holiday 2022


The holidays have come around once again which means you to find a great gift for your father and quick. But don’t fear if you’re low on ideas; whether your dad is tech-savvy or not, there are plenty of cool gadgets you can give him to either help out in the day-to-day or just have fun. Read More »

 
How to Disable Precise Location Tracking on iPhone or Android


Smartphones knowing our exact location isn’t new; chances are you’ve already downloaded an app that wants your location data. And while that’s fine, many apps don’t need to know your location but have it anyways. Here’s how you can stop apps like Instagram from tracking your precise location on your iPhone or Android. Read More »

 
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Store Your Bike for the Winter With This Vertical Bike Mount

If you’re looking for a better way to store your bicycle this cold winter season or want to organize the garage, you’ll want to check out this 2-pack of wall-mounted verticle bike hooks.

Put two screws through the mount into a wall stud, then line up the front tire and secure it in place with the hook. Then, the back tire rests on the wall. It’s that simple. You can easily mount several bikes vertically, putting multiple bicycles in the same space you’d usually store one. So, keep things clean and organized by trying one today.

 
I Tried to Buy a Car from Carvana and It Was Worse Than Going to a Dealer


By some stroke of bad luck, both of my cars died simultaneously. One will never run again. The other needed thousands of dollars in repairs. Carvana sounded like the perfect answer to buy a new vehicle while I didn’t have a car. But what started as a good experience turned into a complete nightmare. Read More »

 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Synology’s New DiskStation Is an Exciting Plex Storage Solution


Synology’s latest home business NAS could make an amazing Plex upgrade. Available today, the four-bay Synology DiskStation DS923+ offers excellent PCIe Gen 3 support, up to 10Gb Ethernet connectivity (with an upgrade), and compatibility with Synology’s DX517 expansion unit for up to 120TB of storage. Read More »

 
Today’s Quordle Answers


Wordle was just too easy, wasn’t it? You probably left that behind and moved on to Quordle, the true “hard mode” of the word-guessing game format. But now you’re stuck and so close to failing. Don’t worry, we’re here to help with a hint—and if you really need it, today’s Quordle Answers. Read More »

 
Today’s Wordle Answer


Are you a huge fan of Wordle and absolutely stuck today? Let me guess; you’re hanging out on guess four or five and feeling the pressure. We get it entirely: nothing feels worse than losing your streak. If you’re not ready to outright cheat, we have you covered with hints and today’s Wordle answer. Read More »

 
Get Two Blink Smart Security Cameras for the Price of One


Whether you’re shopping for gifts or fortifying your home, Blink’s Black Friday deals are pretty hard to pass up. The company’s affordable smart security cameras are up to 50% through November 19th, offering peace of mind for a pretty low price. Read More »

 
Google Maps Can Help You Find the Best Charger for Your EV


While plenty of excellent EV charging station apps are available these days, most of us already have Google Maps on our phones. Thankfully, Google recently announced some helpful Map updates just in time for the holidays, and one will help you find the fastest compatible charger for your EV. Read More »

 

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Why Tesla Vehicles Are Always Getting Recalled


In February of 2022, Tesla issued a recall on 579,000 vehicles for a feature that overrides pedestrian warning sounds. The company recalled over 800,000 cars the week prior for seat belt chimes, another 54,000 for potentially rolling through stop signs, and those are just a few of the 10 Tesla recalls in the last four months for U.S drivers. So this begs the question, why are Tesla vehicles always getting recalled? Read More »

 

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Here’s How to Get Your Declined Stadia Refund


Many of us saw it coming, but Google Stadia is dead and will officially shut down in January of 2023. The company quickly announced that refunds were on the way, and now they’ve started the difficult process of reaching out to users that didn’t get a refund or had it declined. Read More »

 
YouTube Trains You Like Pavlov’s Dog With New Sound Effect


If you’ve subscribed to Netflix for years, you know the “ta-dum” sound effect when you launch the app. Well, now YouTube wants in on that action. The company recently introduced its own sounders into the YouTube experience, but it’s thrown some people off because they didn’t know what was happening. Read More »

 
iFixit Exploded Some Batteries to Prove Repairs are Safe


Have you ever wondered what would happen to a phone or laptop battery if you stabbed one or shot it with a nail gun? Well, now you don’t have to attempt the dangerous stunt because the repair specialists at iFixit did it for you. Read More »

 
Score a Free iPhone When You Open a Cricket Wireless Unlimited Line


Switching to an affordable pre-paid phone plan is never a bad idea—especially when you get a free iPhone in the process. To celebrate the holidays, Cricket Wireless is offering a free iPhone or Android device when you transfer your number and open an Unlimited line. Plus, there’s a cheap new plan for tablets. Read More »

 
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5 Yoga Power Moves for a More Intense Experience


Yoga is known for its relaxing and mind-calming properties, but it can also be a great and challenging workout that will tone your muscles, strengthen your core, and definitely make you break a sweat. Read More »

 
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Don't Trust Manufacturer's Device Power Use Estimates


Poke around in the technical specs for just about any product on the market, especially devices like TVs and media equipment, and you’ll find official stats about their power usage. In our experience, you shouldn’t trust them and should test their consumption yourself. Here’s why. Read More »

 
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What Happens to Caffeine in Decaf Coffee?


Most of us love to start the day with a cup of coffee. Maybe you indulge in decaf to limit your caffeine intake. But have you ever wondered what happens to the caffeine from your decaf coffee beans? Read More »

 
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Nobody Cares About Twitter


If you’re a certain type of person, it might feel like Twitter is where everything’s happening on the internet. That is very much not the case. Outside of the bubble, most people simply do not care about the bird site. Read More »

 
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The Best Robot Mops of 2022


Robot mops make it easy to keep your floors clean while spending less of your valuable time mopping. So if you need help finding the right one for your home, here are the five best robot mops of 2022. Read More »

 
 

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