It's always a pleasure to catch up with our friend Jeff Simon from Venom Power. We met him for the first time last year at InterDrone, when he wowed us with his DJI Phantom replacement batteries, which include an OLED screen to display information about the battery's current condition, usage history and more.
This year, he brought along a whole bunch of new toys for us to look at – but the one that impressed me the most was I'm sure the one that cost the least: the lipo bags with metal snaps in place of velcro.
Like almost all of you, I'm sure, I've had lipo bags with velco closures for years and never given it a second thought. However, Jeff and the crew of certified smart people at Venom did think about it, tested it, and proved what should have been obvious to all of us: velco and the adhesive that holds it in place on the bags is flammable.
So, you're making an allegedly fire-resistant container using a material that readily catches fire to hold it closed. What's wrong with this picture? Anyway, kudos to the Venom Power team for recognizing this problem and coming up with a solution. Someday, somebody will still have a house because of your insight and innovation.