Review of OAproda LI-40B/LI-42B Camera Battery and Ultra Slim Micro USB Battery Charger


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It’s been a while since I’ve looked at at camera accessories but today I’ve got a combo review for you from a company called Oaproda, it’s a battery and charger set for one very low price. The battery is the LI-42B/LI-40B which can be used in many different cameras including my Fuji FinePix Z900EXR and it’s basically a replacement or extra battery so you can take more pictures. The charger is unique in that is is powered my USB, specifically it has a micro USB connection on it and this allows you to easily take it with you and charge on the go as opposed to the official charger which is AC powered. Great set overall. Read on to learn more..

Specifications and Features

OAproda LI-40B/LI-42B Replacement Digital Camera Battery + Ultra Slim Micro USB Battery Charger for Olympus Li40b / Li42B and Charger for OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1/M5/P5

-Replacement LI-40B/42B Battery for Olympus (3.7V,740mAh Real Capacity)
-Digital Camera Battery: 100% A+ Battery Cell,High quality, CE Safety Certification.
-Charger: OEM Ultra Slim Micro USB Camera Battery Charger( CE ROHS Certificate )
-Batteries and Chargers are fully Compatible with the original battery and charger.
-Package includes: 1PC Brand new Battery + Instruction + Micro USB Camera Charger + Micro USB Cable ( Charge and date transfer )

Price: $8.99 (from Amazon at time of review)

The Review


The packaging is just a plain brown box with the two boxes for the charger and battery inside of it.

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The battery comes packed wrapped in plastic with basic instructions. The battery is a LI-40B/42B at 3.7v and 740mAh which fits many cameras like my Fuji FinePix Z900EXR that I use all the time.

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I already have a charger for my camera batteries, a charger came with the camera but it plugs into the wall so you’re sort of limited as to charging options. This Oaproda charger is powered by microUSB and they include a cable for you. Charging over USB means you can take a common USB battery pack with you and charge your batteries on the go which I like a lot, and it also means I’ve got more options for charging as well. The charger is about 3.25” x 1.75” x .75” and my official Fuji charger is 3.5” x 1.85” x .85” in dimensions so the Oaproda is slightly smaller.

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The microUSB port is on the back end and there’s an LED that turns red for charging and then blue for charged. I charged the Oaproda battery and my official Fuji battery in the charger and it worked fine. As far as charging time, I really didn’t notice honestly as I’ve got four batteries now so I just plug it in and let it charge until it’s done, but it didn’t seem that much longer than the AC powered charger. The batteries fit in the charger just fine, no issues there, you just have to make sure you line up positive and negative and you’re ready to go.

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I used the battery in my camera and it seemed to last as long as the official Fuji battery and it worked just fine, no complaints about the battery.

 

Conclusion

This battery and charger set from Oaproda is perfect in my opinion, I can’t find anything wrong with it at all, both charger and battery work exactly as they should.

The charger is powered by USB and that makes it more useful to me as I can take it with me and charge it via the USB adapter I have in my car.

For the price you can’t beat this deal really, for under ten dollars you get a charger, battery and USB cable and they’re all well made.

Pros:
+Very inexpensive for battery and charger
+Quality battery lasts as long as official
+Charging over USB gives more options
+Portable
+Seems well made

Cons:
-None that I could find

score-10-10 Recommended

Grading

Scores Out of 10
Overallscore-10-10
Design / Aestheticscore-10-10
Value / Pricescore-10-10
Performance / Usagescore-10-10

Disclosure: This product was given to us for review by the company for review purposes only, and is not considered by us as payment for the review.

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