(Food Waste Friday is over at Simply Being Mum today. And I’ll be back this afternoon with a small business giveaway.)
Because I don’t like to spend money and don’t like to throw things away, I much prefer gadgets and electronics that plug into the wall or that come with chargers (all of my cameras do, which is awesome. Because I would go through a ridiculous number of batteries otherwise.)
But, there are some things that really do need regular batteries (it seems like most of them are toys!), so I buy them.
Have You Tried This Yet? from P&G is a program designed to highlight innovative products for yourself, family and home, each delivering great performance to improve your everyday. And rechargeable batteries? Those improve your life.
The charger comes with two rechargeable AA and two rechargeable AAA NiMH batteries. You just unfold the charger, pop the batteries in (each slot can hold a AA or a AAA battery), and plug it into the wall.
(this picture is driving me crazy … it’s all lop-sided because that particular outlet isn’t straight!)
The indicator lights at the bottom let you know when the batteries are ready.
The batteries receive a quick charge in just an hour, which is handy if you’re in a hurry. And if you have more time, you can leave them in for three hours, at which point they’ll be fully charged.
Once the batteries are finished, the charger can be folded up very compactly … even the prongs fold so they’re flush with the rest of the charger. Yay for saving space!
Now, I’ve tried some other rechargeable batteries before, and my complaint has always been that they stopped taking a charge in less than a year. But this charger comes with a three-year warranty, and the batteries are supposed to be able to charged hundreds of times.
And if that’s the case, then these are definitely an economical choice.
Oh, and you can print a $3 coupon from the Have You Tried This Yet? site, which makes these even more economical.
You can even get the $3 off if you order online from Amazon through the Have You Tried This Yet? site. Just click “Shop now”, then click on the Amazon link, and you should see a virtual coupon that you can clip.
Edit: My apologies-the $3 Amazon coupon seems to be gone now. But you can still get the $3 coupon from the Have You Tried This Yet? site.
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