Friday, April 3, 2009

Sanyo Eneloop Rechargable Batteries Review & Giveaway

If you are like me, you have a bazillion things that require batteries, and you never seem to have enough, or the right size. It seems like everything my son has now days requires batteries to work. Between the rough and tough children's digital camera, the V-Smile and the Wii controllers, we needed new batteries for something every week. So, I began my mission of finding the best rechargeable batteries out there. That is when I found Sanyo's eneloop rechargeable batteries. When I received them in the mail, they were already charged and ready to be used. So, I put two AAs in my Wii remote and we were ready for the next round of Mario Kart. I would love to report back and tell you how long they lasted, but I can't....because they haven't died yet!


What's more is that you can get the neatest little case that a AA battery, to make bigger batteries. It only takes 1 AA eneloop battery, I can put it in the C cell adapter (or Spacer) in and now I have a C cell battery! How awesome is that? I also have an adapter for a D cell battery, which still only requires 1 A sized eneloop battery.

Are you striving to be more green in your everyday life? Then the eneloop batteries are right up your alley. Eneloop is not only rechargeable, but it is also recyclable.
Cost savings a goal for you in 2009? Since these batteries are rechargeable up to 1,000 times, you will save tons of money by the time you need to purchase new ones.

Win it!!!

What to try it out for yourself? Here's your chance.


All I need you to do is head over to Sanyo's eneloop website, and then come back here and leave me a comment with a fact from the website that I did not post here. The winner will receive a 4 pack of AA batteries and a rapid charger. It's that simple!


For additional entries you can:


1-Add my button to your side bar and leave me a link to your blog in your comment;

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4-send an email to all of your friends (at least 5) and copy me; and

5-blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to your post.


*Please leave me a separate comment for each item you do on this list*



This giveaway is open to bloggers and non-bloggers. If your blog profile is private, or you’re a non-blogger, please leave an email address in your comment or your entry will be disqualified.



The winner will be chosen randomly on April 22nd at 10:00 pm CST.


Sorry, this contest is open to US residents only.

Good luck!

74 comments:

makeetis said...

I learned that with the new characteristics of eneloop Sanyo could increase the cycle life to nearly double the level of a standard rechargeable battery.
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makeetis said...

I could really use this. My batteries are always going dead on me quickly.
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DEBIJOT said...

These batteries could last up to a year between charges.

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Cynthia said...

- high performance even at low temperatures

down to –10 °C during your winter vacation


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Anonymous said...

"SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) announces that its ‘eneloop solar light’* has won the “Gold Award”, a great honor from the iF Design Awards."
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Tiffani said...

They can last up to a year between charges!! Amazing!
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Lauren said...

I learned that they have a very low self-discharge rate - a problem we have with our NiMH batteries! That would be amazing ifyou could charge them and they'd be ready whenever you were!

ecky said...

i learned that you can recharge them up to 1000 times!!!


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Whimsical Creations said...

They can be reused up to 1000 times.

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ginnn7 said...

i love that you can charge them and they will hold the charge for a year.we use a lot of rechargeable batteries and they don't hold their charge. thanks

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Carolyn G said...

There are 4 types of chargers.

auntrene said...

I learned that unlike other rechargeable batteries these can be used straight from the package. Charged already and that once charged they can last up to a year.. Wow, I also love that they can be charged over and over, but the biggest appeal to me is the fact that you can use the Space to make them into C or D batteries, I always am in need of C batteries.
Thanks! absolutely terrific product.
I had never heard of these Sanyo Eneloop batteries but will be looking for them.

The Dreamer said...

An eneloop allows you to take 514 shots vs. 117 with disposable

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Alice H said...

I learned how many volts are in the batterys (from the FAQ section) - 1.2 in the AA and 1.2 in the AAA. Thanks! alicedemske at hotmail.com

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Mommy Daisy said...

One of the main features of eneloop is the higher voltage level.

Wehaf said...

"Memory Effect is a term used to describe the effects on the overall life of the battery when it goes through charge and discharge cycles. The eneloop battery does not experience the effects of "memory effect"."

Cool!

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Jaclyn said...

I learned that these batteries could last up to a year between charges!

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Sara and Alex said...

They save you tons of money in the long run and are better for the environment.

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anne said...

By using a new separator Sanyo claim the batteries retain about 70 to 85% of their capacity after one year when stored at 22 °C...really hope i win bec. i heard that these r great for the imac wireless keyboard and mouse!

Paige said...

These batteries could last up to a YEAR between charges. How cool would that be?

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

You can recharge the eneloop batteries up to 1000 times - awesome!

Leilani said...

Here's a cool fact from their website "high performance even at low temperatures down to –10 °C during your winter vacation." We use them in our wii remotes too and they work GREAT!

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Prpldy said...

It's 4 times more powerful so more photos can be taken with your digital camera.

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Kristie said...

Eneloop has a very low self-discharge, so they usually come charged when you buy them makign them as user friendly as disposable batteries! :-)

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The Bouldins said...

They can last for up to a year ... amazing!

Anonymous said...

These batteries could last up to a year between charges.


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JULIE said...

I learned that eneloop batteries can be stored fully charged and they will hold that charge much longer than traditional rechargeables...very cool!!

janetfaye said...

While conventional NiMH Batteries suffer from substantial self-discharge, eneloop batteries have a drastically reduced self-discharge.

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Faith said...

they're better than regular rechargables woohoo....love to win these...i'm so tired of buying batteries for my kids leapsters. LOL. thanks for the contest!

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Cindy B. of Montana said...

These are cool! I learned from the web site that low self-discharge NiMH batteries are good for photography and other high energy requirement applications. Due to the low self-discharge they are also suitable for long-term intermittent or low-current uses; they might last up to a year between charges, much better than ordinary NiMH batteries. They can therefore also be used for electrical clocks, remote controls, toys, PC mice, etc.

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Liz said...

They can last up to a year between charges.

Rajee said...

It saves costs, high performance, low self discharge, easy to use one for all applications like tv remote control, camera, video camera, hearing imparied etc. Love to have it.
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Ginny said...

These are very cool, I haven't heard of Sanyo's brand yet. I have a bunch of rechargeable batteries, but always need more. I have also found that some brands are way better then others. I have never seen the adapter for C & D before, very cool!

I learned that Sanyo is the first company to develop a rechargeable battery with very low self-discharge.

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Jackie B. said...

These batteries could last up to a year between charges! That is so cool.

Jackie B. said...

These batteries could last up to a year between charges! That is so cool.

Lisa Bischoff said...

Eneloop performs well in low temperature environments.

Dina said...

Dropping the battery may cause damage to it.

Anonymous said...

The batteries could last up to a year without charging. I don't believe it...I need to try it out myself.
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bison61 said...

high performance even at low temperatures down to –10°C

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techyone said...

These batteries could last up to a year between charges.

Sara and Alex said...

I like these for the environmental impact. This alone represents a gigantic waste of resources if you consider that 26.000 tons of batteries plus packaging have been produced, transported and sold in Germany only for a single use. Also the unavoidable burden on the environment by the manufacturing process and by the transport should be considered.

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Naddez said...

The eneloop battery retains 85% of its initial charge after a storage time of 360 days.

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Sharon said...

The AA eneloop battery is 1.2v.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Ellie said...

Wow, they can last up to a year between charges- very cool!

Xenia said...

Between my older daughter's toys, my younger daughter's swing and bouncy seat, and my digital camera, remotes, etc. we never seem to have batteries that work! I'm amazed that one eneloop will last around 19 years if you discharge and charge it once per week. That sounds like exactly what I need!

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Heather said...

Dropping the battery may can cause damage. Careful, y'all!

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mel said...

They can be recharged up to 1000 times! That would be handy.

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Rachel C. said...

It was developed in 2005 and introduced to the european market in 2006. Thanks so much!

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