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Rhino Battery Holster keeps your batteries close

Accessory making a go on Kickstarter keeps your Canon dSLR's juice packs close by so you don't have to stop too long to reload.

Kyle Hart

You know what they say... keep your friends close, and your batteries closer.

A Washington-based accessory maker has just created a Kickstarter project for its latest product, the Rhino Battery Holster. As the name suggests, the contraption allows you to holster your camera battery like a gunslinger in an old Western.

Capable of holding two Canon 2 LP-E6 juice packs, the battery holster has an integrated belt clip that lets you attach the holster to your belt, camera strap, or camera carrier. Alternately, there are brass inserts at the rear of the belt clip that let you secure the holster to anything using a carabiner.

Compared with conventional battery grips, which can be heavy and expensive, the Rhino Battery Holster is lighter, accessible, and more affordable. While the idea is novel, it does seem limited, since it's only compatible with Canon's LP-E6 batteries -- used by cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 7D, 6D, and 60D.

If this accessory piques your fancy, a basic $40 pledge will get you two battery holsters with free shipping -- if the project gets funded.

Kyle Hart

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