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.

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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
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 12:38 pm

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.

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