Monday, April 4, 2011

Rayovac Platinum Rechargeable Batteries and Charger Review and Giveaway (ends 4/20 @5:00 est)

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April 20, 2011 3:04 PM

Winners have been emailed.
Thank you everyone for participating.  Please keep checking back for more fab reviews and giveaways.


Batteries.

Yes batteries.

We need them in our lives there is absolutely no way around it. Whether it be for your enjoyment (such as with an iPod), emergency (emergency radio when power goes out), or for things like your watch, we just need them.

My family goes through quite a few batteries.  Why? Because of the little one's toys.  It seems that nowadays all the toys that she will play with require batteries.  So, I am always on a mission to find the best bang for my buck.  I want batteries that are reasonably priced but will last more then a couple of hours with non-stop play.

When Christine at Rayovac offered me the chance to do a review for a couple of their products, I jumped at the chance.  They were also kind enough to donate a couple of items to giveaway to my readers.

The products I received to review were:

Platinum Charger with AA and AAA batteries included, which can be found on Amazon on sale right now.


Also, Platinum AA 4-pack which can be found on Amazon at $9.99.

Included in the package were two extra Platinum Chargers with AA and AAA batteries included to give away to my readers.


Information about batteries and charger (taken from back of package):

  1. Smart Charger Auto Shut-Off
  2. Charges 3x Faster
  3. Charges 2 or 4 AA or AAA
  4. Safety Timer
  5. Global Voltage
  6. Led Indicators
  7. Fold Out Plug (this is SO HANDY)
  8. Charges Any NIMH/NICD AA/AAA Battery
  9. Holds Charge up to 3x LONGER
  10. Takes up to 16x More Digital Photos
  11. Recharge 300 times (really, how nice it will be not to have to buy batteries all the time)
  12. No Memory Effect
  13. Takes Up To 400 Photos (per charge)
  14. Works in ALL Chargers

MY OPINION

I sat here trying to think on how I could do a review on batteries.  After all, with normal use, batteries can take a long period of time before they are drained and I wanted to get the review underway.  Then it hit me.  Why not put the batteries in one of her battery eating (where batteries don't last for very long) toys and leave it on non-stop until the batteries die? 

So that is what we did.

I found one of her most draining (and by the way, ANNOYING) toys and added batteries and we left it on.



Two hours passed and the toy was still going strong.

Four hours passed and the toy was still going strong.

Another two hours passed and the top was still running, screeching, flipping and flopping. 

Then it was time for bed.  Surely by morning the batteries would have died. 

When I got up at 7 a.m. and checked on the toy it was still going strong.

After 20 and a 1/2 hours of non-stop car racing action, the batteries finally died.  Are you kidding me? 20 and a 1/2 hours.  Batteries never last that long.  Especially in that toy. 

Then it was time to try out the charger.

This charger is so lightweight and easy to use.  It plugs into your standard wall outlet.  Just fold out the plug and plug it in. 

It took approximately 3 hours to fully re-charge the batteries (the lights on the front go out to tell you that they are charged), and oh help me, they are back in that car again.

The only thing that I could find that I didn't like and it really isn't a major problem that if you even tap the side of the charger or bump it the batteries will pop out. 

I would like to thank Christine and Rayovac again for giving me the opportunity to do a product review and giveaway for them.

NOW ONTO THE GIVEAWAY

The Prize:

Rayovac Platinum Charger which includes 4 rechargeable batteries (2 AA & 2 AAA) ~ 2 Winners

Mandatory Entry:

Tell me which size batteries you use the most, or seem to buy the most of?

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Other Rules/Information

*Giveaway is open to residents of the USA 18+
*Ends April 20th, 2011 @ 5:00 p.m. est
*If your email isn't available via blogger profile, please leave it in your mandatory comment so that I can find you if you win.
*Winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

DISCLOSURE

I received no compensation for this product review.  All information enclosed is my honest opinion.  I did however receive the charger and batteries to do the review.

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Your email is safe with me.  No emails are ever sold and are for my eyes only.  Once the said giveaway is over and winners notified and prizes mailed all information (emails, etc) is deleted/discarded. You will never be spammed by Lollipops n' Ladybugs.

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Jordan said...

I use AAs by far the most. TV remotes, controllers, you name it. Followed on twitter, @flagostomos

mar said...

AAA is the size battery I use the most!

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Denise S. said...

I mostly use AA size.
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buzzd said...

AA is the one I use most

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abfantom said...

My daughter has a LOT of toys that use AA batteries. Plus she has a bunch of Zhu Zhu pets that burn through AA's

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mish1976 said...

AA always needed for remotes and controllers and baby toys

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Keely said...

We use lots of AA.

Keely said...

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Keely said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

aa - love the shut off feature

BethElderton said...

We have a flashlight that takes D-cells, but everything else seems to take AA or AAA---we buy tons of those.
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Rebecca Graham said...

I buy AA batteries the most.

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Jessica said...

We go through a lot of AA batteries
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ellie said...

We go through the AA batteries like crazy here. Mostly in the two little grandson's toys. We are constantly having to run to the store for more batteries.
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tnrina said...

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We use mainly AA and AAA for toys games and my camera

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Brenda said...

We use AAs the most for the kids' toys and electronics.

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Rob said...

Mostly use AA

Centsational Saver said...

I use AAs the most. We go through them like water!

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sarah said...

i use AA most often

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toughturtles said...

AA batteries

mogrill said...

Its always AA for us!
Thanks for the chance.
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ellie said...

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KB said...

I use TONS of AA batteries!

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Racingjourno said...

Lately, I've been using more AAA's for a DVR (digital voice recorder) and noise canceling headphone.

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dlhaley said...

I use a lot more of AA batteries.

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skkorman said...

We use AA batteries the most!

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llinda29 said...

I use AA mostly

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hearts said...

Seems like most things I have are AAA

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shanny4 said...

We tend to use and purchase AA batteries the most.

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Hadespark said...

We buy and use AA batteries mostly for are wii controls. smheart999atgmail

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susansmoaks said...

we are always using AAs and then a close second are the AAAs.

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sksweeps said...

I use AA the most and you have my deepest sympathies for the toy that you used to test - been there, done that!

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doozercries said...

i tend to use triple aa batteries the most at the house. my remotes in the house ususally use 2 or 3 depending on which i use.

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thscar said...

We use AA batteries. I buy them in the large bulk package. It seems everything takes that size.

thscar said...

We use AA batteries. It seems that everything we own needs AA batteries. I buy the AA batteries in the large multi-packs.

Virginia said...

We use mostly AA batteries here. We play a lot of video games, and all of the controllers use AA batteries...and we use a lot of them. We do have the recharger's for the controllers, but never think to use them until we are in the middle of a game and HAVE to use new batteries. Thanks so much for the contest.

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barbara.montyj said...

I mostly use AA batteries for my Wii.
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sweetsue said...

I use Double A batteries for just about everything!
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KB said...

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Jolene said...

we go through AAs like crazy

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Tara said...

We definitely use AA batteries the most.

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clynsg said...

I use hearing aid batteries the most, but of the more standard types, definitely AA.

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Jammie said...

We purchase double a's the most. Whoever came up with the idea for batteries was/is a genius.

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Erica C. said...

We definitely use AA the most.

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coriwestphal said...

Boy I think that would have to be AA. We go thru a ton of them!

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CA said...

AAs are what I need most

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We use a lot of AAA batteries.

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double A it seems
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codi said...

My family goes thru AA like crazy. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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Ian said...

I mostly use AAA batteries. I also 'liked' your facebook page! iandrussell_spam@hotmail.com

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Sarah said...

I never seem to have enough AA on hand.

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We go through a lot of AA batteries.

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