After spending some time (and money) on photography, you soon find yourself going through batteries like a Mormon through wives. I’ve tried rechargeable batteries in the past, but knew that they tended to lose their charge over time and they always tended to lose the charge RIGHT when I needed it most, so they weren’t very effective for me.
Lately, I’ve been surviving off the 48-pack of AAs from Sam’s. However, I’ve been concerned about the amount of trash I’m contributing to as I burn through these batteries.
I recently heard about Sanyo Eneloop rechargeables, which, according to their claim, hold their charge longer than average NiMH rechargeable batteries.
This was very attractive to me and was considering buying a set off Amazon, but figured I’d run by Walmart and see if they had any in-store that I could get my hands on. I was delighted to find that they had them on clearance for $16 (includes 4 AAs and 1 charger.
I’m convinced they are on clearance because there hasn’t been much hype about the Eneloops, and plus they were shoved over in the far corner of the Camera and Photo department, nowhere near the other batteries.
I put tape over my Eneloops and other rechargeables as they are rumored to work better if you keep them as a group instead of mixing them up with other batteries of the same type.
I’ll post a review of the Eneloops as soon as I’ve had a chance to use. But, I’ve heard enough good stuff about them to say that if you find them for $16, get them.