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eneloop 8pk AA with 4-Position Charger

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wootalyzer


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eneloop 8pk AA with 4-Position Charger
$22.99 + $5 Standard OR $9 Two-Day OR $12 One-Day Shipping
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Guybrush01


quality posts: 5 Private Messages Guybrush01

Wow, these are pricey! Are they worth it?

ThunderThighs


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CooperDude


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Guybrush01 wrote:Wow, these are pricey! Are they worth it?



The greatest thing about eneloop batteries certainly isn't their color. It's that they will hold their charge for an extraordinary time and that they can be recharged so many times over the years. That's what sets them apart from typical rechargable batteries...and why they're so expensive.

wings2004


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wings2004

If you already have a charger I would say they aren't worth it. I just bought a ten pack from amazon here for the same price and prime shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005VTEWB8

Also the "new" eneloop batteries say they are good for 1500 recharges and the old ones were 1000, so which are these?

Darksoul13


quality posts: 12 Private Messages Darksoul13

Please tell me I can get the non fabulous type of battery. I just want something that does not sparkle please.

Silly Rabbit......

aerios01


quality posts: 1 Private Messages aerios01
Guybrush01 wrote:Wow, these are pricey! Are they worth it?



yes, these are worth the price considering they keep their charge for a long time after few thousands charges. i already have these types and i they are great. these will be cheaper over time when compared to other rechargeable batteries.

pmurray63


quality posts: 1 Private Messages pmurray63
Guybrush01 wrote:Wow, these are pricey! Are they worth it?



They hold their charge a lot longer than other rechargeables ... which may make them worthwhile to you.

I have some I bought at Costco with the same or a similar charger. One side of the recharger stopped working, but the batteries are doing fine.

Wooting since August 2004

y3lh5a


quality posts: 9 Private Messages y3lh5a

I've been using eneloops for game controllers for years, and they are excellent at holding charges -- much better than any other rechargeable battery I've used. If I didn't already have a huge collection of them I'd get more.

38 woots and counting over 7+ years.

woothogger


quality posts: 2 Private Messages woothogger

I love these! I've been using these for almost 2 years now, both sparkle-y and non-sparkle-y, and I'm thoroughly spoiled by the way they hold their charge! The advantage of the sparkle-y ones is that it's easy for the kids to remember that we don't toss these in the recycling bag!

aerios01


quality posts: 1 Private Messages aerios01
Darksoul13 wrote:Please tell me I can get the non fabulous type of battery. I just want something that does not sparkle please.



lol, simple wrap them with paper or ductape. anyway there are great to keep kids amused though i would not recommend.

Darksoul13


quality posts: 12 Private Messages Darksoul13

Truth be told I may just get another set. Bought the 20 pack on BF week on Amazon.

Right out of the pack they work and then you can charge them.

Silly Rabbit......

ThunderThighs


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Darksoul13 wrote:Please tell me I can get the non fabulous type of battery. I just want something that does not sparkle please.



Sparkle FTW. You must have sparkle!



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CuzzinMerl


quality posts: 24 Private Messages CuzzinMerl

I'm happy with my eneloops. Good batteries. But don't expect to charge them in 20 minutes. It takes hours. They come pre-charged.

woothogger


quality posts: 2 Private Messages woothogger
wings2004 wrote:If you already have a charger I would say they aren't worth it. I just bought a ten pack from amazon here for the same price and prime shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005VTEWB8

Also the "new" eneloop batteries say they are good for 1500 recharges and the old ones were 1000, so which are these?



I don't think the "old" ones ever came in the "sparkle" finish.

tesla33


quality posts: 57 Private Messages tesla33

Many NiMH batteries will last for thousands of charges, at least if not abused. Eneloops are the Gold Standard, though. The biggest advantage is that they still have 85% of their charge after one year of storage (at room temperature). The real retail value of this set (in plain white), if you know where to look, is about $45, so they are still about half off. And, uh, colorful...

Tip for longer life: don't fast-charge NiMH batteries unless you really have to. The charger that comes with them takes about 4 hours, and that's a pretty good charge rate for them.

deemery


quality posts: 2 Private Messages deemery

I got the iGo Green rechargeable alkaline batteries on a previous Woot about 6 months ago, and the've been a big disappointment. They don't hold much charge any more. These seem to be a different NiMH technology.

alannon


quality posts: 0 Private Messages alannon

These are OK, but:

The same charger from Amazon (viewing only prime items) is $14. The AA batteries run about $2 a cell for second-gen (1500 charges, instead of 1000 like these).

These, after factoring out the charger, come to $1 a cell.

Now, realistically, how often will you actually charge a battery? If you do it once a month, these would still last about 80 years. Most people probably discharge batteries once a year or less.

So, having used both, I'd say this is a great starter pack for most people.

As for being sparkly; they're going to be inside something anyway.

Darksoul13


quality posts: 12 Private Messages Darksoul13
ThunderThighs wrote:Sparkle FTW. You must have sparkle!



No problems here. These batteries hold up well with or without Sparkle. Can I get these shipped to a Amazon Locker? Seems I have been a bit too Santa and will have trouble. Work is out of the question as you actually need a write up to walk out with anything.

Silly Rabbit......

bdriver009


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bdriver009

These purdy batteries were allegedly limited production back in 2010 for their anniversary. The newer ones are cheaper on Amazon ($17.89 sans charger but those are pretty cheap).

craigthom


quality posts: 63 Private Messages craigthom
Guybrush01 wrote:Wow, these are pricey! Are they worth it?



These batteries are the good stuff.

The price is OK for.just the batteries. The charger probably isn't great and isn't going to help you get the most from the batteries.

So if you don't have a charger and don't intend to spend another $30 for one, then this is a decent deal.

tesla33


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CuzzinMerl wrote:I'm happy with my eneloops. Good batteries. But don't expect to charge them in 20 minutes. It takes hours. They come pre-charged.



They can be fast charged in a fast charger, although it really isn't good for them to do it often, and I suggest you don't use a charger that takes less than one hour, at the very fastest. Two hours is better, and the four hours the Eneloop charger takes is better still, if you don't need them fast. It's better to have more of them sitting around charged and ready to go than to keep fast-charging a pair or two of them.

Hoser768


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Guybrush01 wrote:Wow, these are pricey! Are they worth it?



Eneloops are the gold standard of rechargeable batteries. $3 a piece plus a charger is not expensive.

I'm in for 2.

Listen to me now, or hear me say "I told you so" later.

Darksoul13


quality posts: 12 Private Messages Darksoul13
deemery wrote:I got the iGo Green rechargeable alkaline batteries on a previous Woot about 6 months ago, and the've been a big disappointment. They don't hold much charge any more. These seem to be a different NiMH technology.



These hands down work well. Used the high end or max batteries for a Nikon backup battery pack down to an remotes. Best thing to do is have many spares to avoid charging.
They will hold there charge after charging though.

http://us.sanyo.com/Battery-Products

Silly Rabbit......

ShadowVFX


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ShadowVFX

Does the charging station plug directly into a wall socket, or is it corded?

scottman54


quality posts: 34 Private Messages scottman54

Just clicking into this discussion, it launched a new browser window with some weird url and a warning that "microsoft virus" has found critical process....

Wondering if it came from whatever was trying to load for the adchoices banner ad in the lower right of the page.

Dragonpetite


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Dragonpetite

Eneloops are completely and totally worth it. The charger is awesome and will light solid green when the batteries are ready. And the charge lasts a very, very long time.

That being said, unless glitter colors are worth about $40 to you, Amazon has a charger for $13 and an 8-pack AA (white) for $17, both on SuperSaver/Prime for free shipping.

Overloaded


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Overloaded

Aren't these the limited edition Eneloops? I see to remember that the wild colors were done only for a special release.

mdavies


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mdavies

even with the charger these are a disappointing price. It's not a high quality charger (like the lacrosse ones). You can get two chargers, and 8 batteries for the same price http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Precharged-Rechargeable-Batteries-Adapters/dp/B004NSUMTO

Note that these are the same style as the eneloop - long-duration charge, not the usual ones that lose their charge quickly (although some reviews say they drop their charge faster than the eneloops)

Overloaded


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Overloaded
Overloaded wrote:Aren't these the limited edition Eneloops? I see to remember that the wild colors were done only for a special release.



Found it!
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/sanyo-glams-up-eneloop-batteries-for-fifth-anniversary/

5th anniversary colors.

theguruguys


quality posts: 276 Private Messages theguruguys

WOO-HOO!!!! Finally Eneloop FTW!

As others have stated before on this discussion, and I and others have stated many times during previous woot! sales of other branded rechargeable discussions, Eneloops are SIMPLY THE BEST. You can't go wrong with these!

eatingjuice


quality posts: 7 Private Messages eatingjuice

I recommend getting a good charger like the ones la crosse makes, but those batteries are a god send.

deesam


quality posts: 1 Private Messages deesam
Guybrush01 wrote:Wow, these are pricey! Are they worth it?



Have been using these for years in digital cameras and flash units...The spares hold charges for months and can get well over a thousand pictures sans flash...Bit more expensive since I bought mine, but well worth it...David

killher


quality posts: 1 Private Messages killher

Does anybody know if this is the charger that will allow you to charge just one battery at a time or do you have to charge in pairs?

Darksoul13


quality posts: 12 Private Messages Darksoul13
mdavies wrote:even with the charger these are a terrible price. It's not a high quality charger. You can get two chargers, and 8 batteries for the same price http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Precharged-Rechargeable-Batteries-Adapters/dp/B004NSUMTO/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1355897880&sr=8-7&keywords=precharged+batteries

Note that these are the same style as the eneloop - long-duration charge, not the usual ones that lose their charge quickly. And I think I read somewhere that these are, in fact, manufactured by eneloop (sanyo).




Nah, just read one of the reviews these drop off quicker.

Silly Rabbit......

neuropsychosocial


quality posts: 171 Private Messages neuropsychosocial
ThunderThighs wrote:Sparkle FTW. You must have sparkle!

Sparkle!

ThunderThighs, your gifs are the highlight of my holiday season.

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

tesla33


quality posts: 57 Private Messages tesla33

Just to keep expectations reasonable, Eneloops do share a flaw with most other rechargeable batteries: the 1.2 volt average voltage will cause many devices like typical digital cameras to shut down with most of the charge still unused. This is because the device thinks that 1.2, (or 1.99) volts means "dead."

Nickel-zinc batteries, with their 1.6 volt output, are better for devices that were designed for alkaline battery voltages, which average about 1.3 volts after they are used a bit. That being said, Eneloops do a bit better than most other NiMH batteries in cameras.

mdavies


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mdavies
Darksoul13 wrote:Nah, just read one of the reviews these drop off quicker.



I just read that same review. I have both kinds - I actually have these exact batteries. I just checked my receipt - I paid $23.15 for these on Dec 26, 2011. I guess I should rephrase my post - this is a reasonable price for these batteries, but not spectacular - i.e. not really on par with woot offerings.

craigthom


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tesla33 wrote:They can be fast charged in a fast charger, although it really isn't good for them to do it often, and I suggest you don't use a charger that takes less than one hour, at the very fastest. Two hours is better, and the four hours the Eneloop charger takes is better still, if you don't need them fast. It's better to have more of them sitting around charged and ready to go than to keep fast-charging a pair or two of them.



A smart charger that detects when they are charged, rather than just charging a fixed amoint of time, is even better. That way you can charge quickly without fear of damage.