Saturday, February 24, 2024
Apple Vision ProReviews

The Vision Pro battery is a bit bulky, but may work well enough for most folks

Apple Vision Pro battery

The battery that comes with the Apple Vision Pro is a bit bulkier and under-powered, but, if you’re like me, it will suffice.

Why? Simply because I don’t mind myself walking around that much with the spatial headset. I tend to be sitting and using it to watch videos, movies, or using it as a display with my Mac, so I can simply plug the Vision Pro into a power outlet.

The silver Vision Pro battery is about the width and height of an iPhone 15 Pro, but thicker, and weights about 11.5 ounces. It sports a proprietary connector for attaching to the headset, and a USB-C port for charging via the included 30W wall charger. The connector is connected to the Vision Pro by rotating it a quarter turn to lock it into place.

Apple will happily sell you an additional battery for $199.99. Two batteries are nice, but you should note that they’re not hot-swappable. When you disconnect a battery, the Vision Pro powers off. This means you’ll have to manually reboot it when you connect a new battery.

Apple says the Vision Pro provides up to two hours of battery life overall, and up to 2.5 hours for 2D video playback. I experienced a little better performance: almost three hours when watching movies on Apple TV+.

If, unlike me, you plan on using the Vision Pro while up and moving. Your might as well spring an extra $49.95 for the Belkin Battery Holder (pictured above). It offers a quick and easy way to clip the battery onto a belt or pants, while the cross-body strap gives those without clip access a way to be hands-free while experiencing the spatial computer.

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.