Eneloop Batteries – the King is back

Eneloop Batteries – A must have for everyone

Before the past holiday season, we posted a story about Practical Christmas gifts (energy-related).

In that post we chimed in about rechargeable batteries – and how they’re a no-brainer when it comes to saving money instead of wasting it on “disposable” alkaline batteries available everywhere.

I mentioned that the Panasonic Eneloop batteries had let me down, and that the cost wasn’t justified, and that there were cheaper options out there.

I was wrong.

The latest generation of Panasonic Eneloop Pro Batteries – (along with their cheaper “twins,” the Amazon Basics High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries) are once again king of the hill.

Just make sure you get the BLACK ones.

Panasonic Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries Best

What went wrong?

Well, those “cheaper” batteries, while substantially less costly up-front, ended up being money down the drain.

For one, a good portion of them just stopped working. Dead. Garbage.

Two, their advertised power was much less – and they didn’t last nearly as long.

And since Panasonic bought Sanyo – the latest version (the “Pro” version) is by far the best (and only) ones that should be considered.

Note: The AmazonBasics High-Capacity version are the same as Panasonic, just re-branded – and substantially less expensive (by almost a third).

So for all your devices (remotes, cameras, game controllers, mice, keyboards, toys, whatever else) these are without a doubt your best choices:

  1. Panasonic Eneloop Pro
  2. AmazonBasics High-Capacity

(Note: that the previous versions of Eneloop batteries have a higher “recharge count,” (~2000 times vs. ~500 times) keep in mind that they normally suffer way before that quantity).

I had to learn the hard way, but time also played a factor – because some of the earlier Eneloops disappointed others as well.

But they’re back on track again and go highly recommended!

Save money today and stock up on a good battery recharger and a good supply of Eneloop batteries!

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rich k
rich k

Agreed. I use them in the mouse and touch pad on my Mac. Going on year three with the same 3 pair (one set always charged and ready to go). I also use them in my camera’s flash, and I’ve never had them die during a shoot. I just swap them out for the spare set every 5 or 6 times I change the camera battery.