Holiday Gift Guide: Duracell Rechargeable BatteriesWednesday, December 19, 2012
Every Christmas, it is almost a given that the kids will receive at least one toy that is battery operated. Oftentimes, the culprit is my brother who aims to purposely find the most loud and obnoxious sounding toy on the market. Actually, he's only ever done that once. Or twice. But now that he has a daughter of his own, it's payback time! Okay, I will probably avoid the loudest toy I can find but at the very least I will be sure to throw in a stash of batteries. And they won't be your plain old batteries. They will be Duracell rechargeable batteries.
The Duracell Quick Charger is handy to have on a holiday trip with the family. It is small enough to fit in your carry-on luggage and provides a fast way to recharge your batteries, taking only one hour to charge them. It has a built-in fold-out wall plug which makes it even more compact and easy to store. This charger includes two AA and two AAA rechargeable batteries with Duralock Power Preserve™ Technology, now guaranteed for two years in storage. The Duracell Quick Charger has a suggested retail price of $24.99.
The Duracell Instant Charger is a virtual life saver. The other day, I went to grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks but my iPhone battery was running low. Dangerously low. I needed a coffee and I wanted to pay, as always, using the Starbucks app. I wasn't about to let my iPhone die before I had the precious goods in my hand. So I pulled out my new Duracell Instant Charger, attached my iPhone charger, plugged the other end into my phone and turned on the charger. Crisis averted.
This has become my favourite portable power solution for charging USB-powered devices on the go. I used to use an iPhone case that had a built-in juice pack but I found it made the phone too bulky. The Duracell Instant Charger is small and light and fits easily into my purse or pocket. It has both USB and mini-USB ports. The charger can provide up to 35 hours of backup power and can be used with iPhones, iPods, Balckberrys and more. Suggested retail price is $44.99.
Disclosure: I was sent product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.