Monday, February 22, 2010

#65 Rechargable batts

I love my digital camera. But it eats battery power like crazy. I purchased a Duracell mini charger, and it's perfect for those devices that use so many batteries. I've actually had mine for a while, and I think I may have gotten it nearly free with rebate and coupons. The batteries charge fairly quickly, and I have been satisfied with how long the charge lasts. I just picked up a few more to put into some toys and into my wall clocks. Pros: Less wasted batteries, and batteries should not be thrown in the trash after use- so these save you the trouble of proper disposal-- at least not nearly as often. It saves money in the long run.

Cons: The batteries cost more initially than traditional batteries. Their one-charge life may be less than a traditional battery. When they need to be disposed of, it has to be in a proper way. (I actually haven't had to dispose of any yet-- but I saw that Lowe's had a recepticle for rechargeable batteries.)