This 3-in-1 charging case can charge your GoPro Hero batteries, store them with extra Micro SD cards, and charge your phone as well.
ZGCine PS-G10 (around $55) is a multipurpose battery charging case for GoPro Hero 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5. Besides charging your batteries, it also functions as a storage case for your batteries and micro SD cards, and is also a USB powerbank. Pergear sent a unit to me for testing and review purposes.
GoPro charger. The ZGCine charger is 10,400mah and ZGCine claims that it can charge a 1720mah Hero 10 or Hero 9 battery 4 times. It takes 2.5 hours to charge the battery (you can charge 3 batteries at the same time). The ZGCine also includes three small adapters to charge the smaller 1220mah batteries used in Hero 5, 6, 7 or 8. ZGCine claims that it can charge each Hero 8 battery six times, and that it will take 1 hour 50 minutes to charge a battery. The ZGCine can also charge the GoPro MAX battery if you insert the MAX battery carefully and keep it steady. You also won’t be able to close the case if you put a GoPro Max battery.
USB Powerbank. The ZGCine can function as a USB powerbank for your phone or other devices. It has a USB Type A port and a bidirectional USB Type C port. The USB Type C port can put out up to 3.1 amps (5V), 2 amps (9V), or 1.5 amps (12V).
Carrying case. The ZGCine can keep your batteries organized so they don’t get lost in your backpack.
Save time. I can charge 3 GoPro batteries and the ZGCine itself at the same time, with just one USB cable. I just insert the batteries in the ZGCine, and charge the ZGCine. It will charge the GoPro batteries while also charging itself. You can even charge a phone or other device at the same time.
Micro SD card holder. The case cover has four slots for Micro SD cards. I found that the silicone slots held each card securely yet the cards were also easy to remove, unlike some hard plastic slots.
Within airline limit. This charger is well below the limit of lithium battery size that you can bring on a plane.
Power switch. Most of my chargers don’t have a power switch. With the ZGCine power switch, you can decide whether to charge a battery or just store it in the case.
The main disadvantage of the ZGCine is the size. At 3.74 x 2.76 x 2.28 inches, it is about the size of three decks of cards. It is also not that light at 12.3 ounces (348 grams).
I’ve been testing the ZGCine and it has performed as promised. Compared to other battery charging cases, I find it more useful because it also serves as a USB powerbank for my phone or 360 cameras. It is more bulky than a simple battery charging case, but if you consider that it is also a 10,400mah powerbank, the size is reasonable, and I only need to remember to charge and bring one device. As for cost, a 10,400 mah powerbank is at least $25 by itself, while a 3-battery charging case is around $20. I think the slight premium is reasonable for the convenience of an all-in-one device. If you’d like to get the ZGCine, it’s available on Amazon for around $55.