Rhino Battery Holster by Kyle Hart

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A quick post – an interesting kickstarter project from Rhino – some may not need this, but I can see there are plenty of people who carry multiple batteries and I often do that when I know one of the batteries I have is running low – but I keep the spare in a pocket or a bag and can never find the dang thing when I need to switch it out!


Rhino Battery Holster by Kyle Hart

Rhino Camera Gear is a Washington-based manufacturer of premium DSLR and cinema gear. We have successfully funded 2 Kickstarter projects in the past 18 months, the Rhino Slider and the Rhino Steady. We’re dedicated to pushing the limits of film by equipping photographers and filmmakers with the highest quality and most innovative gear on the planet.

RHINO BATTERY HOLSTERS were born out of the necessity to have batteries easily and immediately accessible when you need them most. We created a hard shell holster that holds 2 LP-E6 batteries.

An integrated belt clip allows you to attach it on to your pants (with or without a belt), backpacks, and camera straps.

An integrated belt clip allows you to attach it on to your pants (with or without a belt), backpacks, and camera straps.

We worked with our good friends at Black Rapid to make sure Battery Holsters were compatible with their award winning straps. The belt clip on a Battery Holster is wide enough to attach to all of their straps securely.

Rhino Battery Holster

Rhino Battery Holster

DESIGN PROCESS

We spent the last year perfecting the design of Battery Holsters. Our design was simplified from a handmade, four-piece design that was riveted together, to a one-piece injection molded battery holster. To keep with Rhino standards, we're only using the highest quality materials to make them. The technical term for the material is carbon fiber reinforced, glass filled, impact modified nylon. That just means that it's really, really durable and will never break. If they do, we’ll replace them.

Rhino Battery Holster Prototyping Process

Rhino Battery Holster Prototyping Process

PRODUCTION PLAN
We'll be manufacturing Battery Holsters in Richland, WA. We've used this molding shop to make parts on our Rhino Slider, so we trust their ability to pull off a project like this. We need to raise $15,000 to pay for the tooling to make the holsters and to cover the expense of making our first big order.

HOW DO THE BATTERIES STAY IN?
The batteries are held in place by 2 small ridges that they pass over when being pushed in. The holster design includes an adjustable tensioner that allows you to lock the batteries down as tight or as loose as you'd like depending on what you’re shooting.

Rhino Battery Holster Locking Mechanism

Rhino Battery Holster Locking Mechanism

Look cool?

If the idea is good for you, kick in a few bucks!

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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