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Duracell are probably the worlds most well known battery company and they've been producing batteries under the name Duracell since 1964. It's easy to spot a Duracell battery as they have the copper band around the top of the batteries and they also have very easy to spot packaging, neither of which have really changed over the years.
I've mostly used Duracell or Energizer batteries, for some reason all of my rechargable batteries are Energizer and I almost always buy standard alkaline batteries by Duracell. I'm not entirely sure why I've never bought their rechargable ones. I'm sure they make very good ones.
These Duracell alkaline batteries always work for longer compared to other batteries I've tried and I especially notice this in my camera (canon sx 120). With other batteries I usually get around 100 photos out of if but with these Duracell batteries I find I exceed 150, which isn't many photos in comparison to most digital cameras but the Canon sx120 seems to really drain the batteries I use in it.
I've never experienced these batteries leaking, I have had other batteries leak before after having them for only a few months but I've had almost out of date packets (which is usually 5-7 years) of AA Duracell batteries before and they've been fine to use without any leaks.
Duracell are famous and well known for a reason and that reason is because they produce some of the best battery products out there and they don't need a new style or gimick to make them sell. I'm sure most people have a pack of these AA's in a cupboard somewhere at home, we have 5 packets in the kitchen cupboard.
Highly recommended if you need longer lasting batteries. It's worth the extra they might cost
I don't really use batterries much, but when I do I like them to be the best. I had heard of Duracell and had used them in the past so I decided to buy them one day when I was out. My youngest brother had bought an electric car for his birthday, and to his surprise there was no batteries in the pack. I went to the shop to buy some for him but I didn't know which Duracell batteries were the best quality for money. I
I saw this packet with 8 batteries in for just under £5. I know that batteries can be rather expensive so I took this as a good sign and bought them. I knew I only needed 4 but the 8 cost the same as four as there were another four on offer free when you bought 4. When he put them into his toy car he was amsued almost instanstly, and all due to these little batteries. It has been nearly two months since I bought the batteries and they are still working in his toy to this day. So really I think that getting four free was just a nice offering from the company, maybe they made too many and had to get rid of them. As you know, Duracell is a very well known brand who have mastered in making long lasting batteries which have a maximum performance capacity. Now, what I feel makes these batteries better is that they are not just Duracell, but Duracell plus. They are made specifically for constant use and have been advertised to last twice as long as the average battery. I don't really take an interest into the ins and outs of batteries and am not too greatly fascinated by them, but these do the job, and they do it well. They are a truly successful brand of battery, who show a high quality use privelege and I recommend them to anybody who uses batteries on a daily basis. These batteries are AA, AA batteries are used widely for toys and remotes. However, Duracell do make other batteries; for example: AAA+ and D batteries. AA batteries and AAA batteries are the most commonly sold batteries but and Duracell are the most populat brand for supplying them.
I have had these for quite a while now and they have not once leaked. As you know, batteries can leak and cause hazardous chemicals to be exposed to skin and most importantly: young children. This can cause illness which makes these batteries a lot better than an economy brand, nothing you wouldn't expect for double the price.
These batteries are available in all good supermarkets, including Morrisons, Asda and Sainsbury's. Their prices can vary from £4.99 for this pack and £9.99 for larger packs. The can also be purchased online for a slightly higher price (delivery included)
Overall, these batteries are very good. I would never go back to using economy batteries after using this and I advise you to try them as you wouldn't regret the decision. A really good recommendation. Thanks for reading.
For a long time now I have purchased cheap batteries. We all know the ones, you get them from a pound shop and the likes, loads of them and of course costing about a pound!
However I got fed up because I would pop them in my digital camera manage to take a couple of photographs then that was it my camera would shut down making me mad cos I had no others on me, got through loads of them and missed out on taking a lot of photographs,...... a thing I really do enjoy doing!
So recently I went to see Phantom of The Opera in London for my birthday in London with my friend. I was determined to be able to take as many photographs of the occasion as I desired and it resulted in me buying 2 packs of 4 of these batteries. I paid £2.40 for four batteries and because I'm only used to usually buying and using cheapo ones thought I would need all 8 of them!
The Packaging of these is simple. They are secured on to orange and black card and on the front I am told that they are double AA (lots of other sizes are available of course!) and that they are Duracell Plus 'MN1500) and that they have an advanced longer life and are 1.5v alkaline and the best before date is on the (they have years of life on them, in my case 4 lol). On the back of the packaging lots of cautions are given (and in foreign languages too) and contact details for Procter & Gamble (the manufacturer of the product) are listed.
These batteries are distinctively Duracell being a bronze and black colour and told what they are lengthways up the side of them.
You can use these on so many things. I now have them in my camera, video camera and remote controls and I think they are simply fantastic. I haven't found them to leak at all (some batteries in the past have!) and the lifespan of them is fabulous, of course depending on what you pop them in and how often you use the.
Being an adult.... I have a few sort of erm grown up toys and once again find these to have real power in them and be really long lasting!
All in all these are fabulous and last ages. I took heaps of photographs in London when I was there, lots at home and they're still going really strong! Ok they cost a few pence more than some brands and none branded batteries but really...they just keep going on and on and on and on a bit more! Great buy and recommended from me!
Available from all good supermarkets, chemists etc.
My partner and me have an Xbox 360 in our house, and before we invested in a play and charge kit for the wireless controllers, we went through a heck of a lot of batteries. We tried to steer away from cheaper ones as they didn't last too long, and in the long run would end up costing us more.
We used the Duracell Plus MN1500, or the AA batteries to us normal people! After trying many other batteries of varying prices, we found these to last the longest.
Most people will know the Duracell brand, and there is good reason for this. They, in my experience, have always been brilliant batteries and in the past I have used them for many things, including MP3 players, Digital Cameras and Kids Toys. They have lasted a fair good time in all of these items, and even though my digital camera is almost always on the go, these lasted me a good 3 -4 months before finally giving up.
Personally, if you are not a heavy user of electrical items, then I think the Duracell batteries are perfect. But with my heavy use of digital cameras etc, I have found the Energizer Lithium to be a better battery. I would still buy Duracell batteries should the Lithium ones not be available, and I am happy to recommend them to people.
They come in packs of varying sizes, from 2 AA batteries, all the way up to 32!! If you are buying 32 batteries - well you have a lot of stuff to power I think lol!! Duracell batteries can be bought in a lot of places, including Boots, Rymans, Supermarkets, Amazon - pretty much anywhere. They really the most known brand of Batteries, and the price is usually pretty good for these.
You can normally get a 4 pack of AA Duracell batteries in a store for around £3 - £4 depending on where you buy them from. They do work out cheaper if you buy them in larger packs. I think they are good value for money as you will get a lot of useage time out of them. If you are not in need of a mega heavy duty battery, then these are perfect for you.
The humble AA battery. Nothing to do with the roadside service people or a group for people with drinking issues, those unfamiliar with the AA battery would be wise to look inside a remote control then you might understand what they are. Most houses will have these batteries somewhere, tucked away, even if you are not aware of it. Not to be confused with the AAA battery, which is slightly smaller, the AA battery is one of the most standard fitting battery types that you can buy.
You can buy the Duracell packs in varying pack sizes. The usual way of buying is a four pack, where you receive four AA batteries for somewhere between three to five pounds. Prices will vary depending on who you buy from, garages seem to like to charge more.
Duracell pride themselves on a longer lasting battery life. I must admit I have never taken a notebook, recorded the date a battery goes into something and then logged again when the battery starts to die. I defy anyone to even remember exactly when a battery was initially inserted into something! That is possibly testament to how long they last though. Once they go in somewhere, it will be months before you need to replace. We have a couple of TV remotes and of the top of my head, I would say they have been in there a year or so. Bearing in mind that a remote is used every day, this seems like good value to me.
I have a hifi system in my room and the remote came supplied with two batteries already inside. These gave up the ghost within three months, quite a difference in longevity. Another thing I like about the alkaline Duracell batteries is the easy to read plus and minus tips, so there is no confusion when inserting them. This would benefit those who have poor vision and also younger kids who are getting to grips with learning how to insert batteries. Of all the makes I have tried through the years, I do think Duracell outperform the other brands in terms of longevity. You might pay a pound or so more, but then you get months more use out of them. A solid buy in my eyes.
** A little bit extra: Duracell Plus MN1500 **
Everybody must have heard about the brand Duracell. They are famous for the commercial with the drumming pink bunny that's powered with Duracell battery that last longer then the other bunnies with a normal other branded battery. I always thought it was a funny commercial and they actually worked because I bought always the Duracell batteries because I thought they were better. The big question is of course if they are really better and especially this Plus version? Is the bunny going to drum even faster?
These days you need batteries for a lot of things and you can't really life without them. We need them for the remote but also for the game controller and in some toys for the children. It's always very annoying when something stops working and you need a new battery but you don't have them. That's why we always have several batteries in the house. We bought these batteries for around 2 pounds and we got 4 batteries for that. Not really cheap but also not really expensive, it's a little bit in between.
We bought this Plus version because we needed them for the game controller. These Plus batteries should be better than the normal version and are more a reliable energy source. I first thought that plus stood for long lasting but apparently that the Ultra version. The Ultra version is more for the high powered devices. I really don't see the difference in them and think they are all the same but that's also because it so difficult to measure how long each of them last. It all depends on how much you use a device.
The Duracell Plus MN1500d does the job and the game controller is still working after a month of use, but we don't use it all the time. Is this really better then the normal version? I really don't know. If I have to believe Duracell than they should be. I only know that I do trust them a little more than any other cheaper brand and I know they are reliable in use so for that reason we prefer the Duracell batteries. But if I see what Duracell says I should now go for the Ultra version? We will just go for the ones that are on sale!
You can get these duracell batteries in packs of many different sizes but for example the four pack usually costs about 4.50 euro. However it all depends on where you buy them. I saw them in a petrol station for 9 euro once!
I usually stock up before Christmas whenever I see special offers available. It makes a big difference on Christmas day being fully prepared! I do buy the larger pack of 24 for occasions like these which can cost me around 15 euro.
Duracell claim that they last up to six times more than other batteries and I believe this is true as I rarely have to change batteries in my daughters toys. You may recognise these batteries by their mascot Duracell Bunny who "just keeps going on and on and on..."
I have used these in my daughters toys, digital cameras, computer equipment, remote controls and more and they have never caused any problems.
I have bought cheaper batteries Aldi before but swore never to again after they leaked battery acid all over my digital camera! I would strongly advise you to use these batteries only if you dont want to break your equipment.
They are overall one of the best battery manufacturers out there and I would highly recommend these to anyone. They may be a bit pricey but you certainly get what you pay for. Not only are they reliable but they will last for a lot longer too.
My boyfriend has this annoying habit of buying packets of 50 cheap batteries from the pound shop and each one lasts for all of five minutes. I don't know why he doesn't adopt my battery buying mantra: "you get what you pay for," because in our house, when it comes to certain items (the camera, the remote my alarm and the dictaphone I use for work), only Duracell will suffice and those items seem to work for a lot longer than the appliances that are powered by Poundland batteries!
You can buy a four pack of Duracell Plus batteries for around £3.99, which might seem like a lot, but if you keep your eye out in your local supermarket then you should be able to pick these up on offer - in the past I have bought these battery packets on a 'buy one get one free' basis from Asda. I have also purchased Duracell Plus batteries from petrol stations, as well as my local corner shop - you can buy them almost anywhere.
Duracell batteries come in a distinctive yellow and black cardboard packet - so they are easy to spot on the shelf and each battery is black and gold in colour.
When I think of these batteries I remember the electronic bunny advert that was on when I was a kid, it used to illustrate the fact that Duracell batteries are six times more efficient than regular batteries. I have no way of working if this claim is true, but I certainly can confirm that Duracell lasts much longer than pound shop batteries!
Each battery cell also has power checker and by placing your finger on a small white dot (which is located on one side of the battery) the power checker will tell you how much power is left in that particular cell. I find this feature particularly useful when I find a roam battery in my draw and I want to know if it's a dud or not!
I also ensure that I recycle my batteries at my local Boots store (that run a complementary battery recycling service) because I am aware that these batteries aren't exactly biodegradable!
I think Duracell is a premium battery brand and it's well worth spending the extra pennies on them because they never let you down.
Overall I give these batteries five stars - Duracell is by far the best battery brand I've ever used.
Duracell is one of the best known makers and sellers of batteries, I'm sure we have all seen the little rabbit that promotes the batterylife and they are readily available to buy from most shops, newsagents, garages and all supermarkets.
These four AA battery pack will cost you anything from £1 in the poundshops up to £2.40 from garages it all depends on where you buy them, supermarket prices usally come something in the middle price range.
These batteries can be used for lots of things, from television remotes to toys and games, torches and digital camera's as lots of products need batteries to run them nowadays.
With christmas fast approaching it's always a good idea to stock up on batteries if you have presents to buy for grandchildren or children as lots of toys need them and buying cheap batteries wear down quickly and then there's the disappointment of having a new toy that won't work.
These are alkaline batteries and they tend to have a longer shelf life than the zinc carbon batteries so if your buying them look out for these packs as they really do last twice as long as other batteries on the market.
In this day and age it is always a worry about throwing batteries away and our local supermarket has a battery recycling box, I have seen these at other supermarkets too like Lidl and the Co-op so take them along and don't just throw them in your bin for landfill when they are done as they will then be disposed of properly if youu recycle thus helping the environment.
It's easy to spot the duracell batteries on the supermarket shelves as they are black and gold but do be careful as there are cheaper brands that now copy the design and these won't last as long.
I know they only cost a few quid to buy but getting good batteries gives you longer power for the item your using it with, especially if it's for the television remote, so paying a little extra for longer batery life is worth it.
Although these are good value and long life they will die down quicker if your using them on a digital camera for the flash, I really suggest you buy the rechargable batterries for products like these that use a lot of battery power.
All in all a good all rounder, recommended by me.
Duracell batteries have for aslong as I can remember being the best batteries you can possibly buy on the market. Even though they do come with a more expensive price tag than other batteries you know that these will also last much longer than any other battery you can buy. I have purchased Duracell batteries for some time but you can tend to get them cheaper if you get them in bulk.
Normally for a pack of 4 Duracell batteries you would be expecting to pay around £4. You can now however get them for a little over £2 which is still a bit expensive but is far better than what it previously was. You could buy other batteries for much less or you could pay more and guarantee that you are getting the best batteries on the market.
With Duracell batteries being so popular you can actually buy them in different quantities. You can get packs of 2, 4, 8, 12 and 24. The bigger quantities are recommended for times like Christmas because that is when the majority of things are bought which are powered by batteries. These are offered at a much better value than if you bought them in sets of 2 or 4 so they are popular.
If I place these batteries in remotes, mouses or toys they tend to last a very long time. Obviously with stuff like toys they tend to get left on all the time so that will end up wasting the battery. I mostly put these in my computer mouse because I always switch it off whenever I am finished with it.
As stated these are without doubt the best batteries on the market today. Even though you can purchase some like Kodak they still do not offer the reputation that comes with Duracell. If you have the choice you will obviously go with Duracell all the time just because you know what reputation they have.
If you are willing to pay the price that Duracell batteries are available for then I obviously recommend it. Even though I do think you can get good batteries for a fraction of the price that doesn't hide the fact that these are the best on the market if you want to spend the price. I would recommend that you buy them in bulk so you can save money on them.
At £3.99 Duracell AA batteries are certainly not the cheapest on the market. The type of battery you require will depend on what it is going to be used for. For high spec things like cameras you're going to need a decent quality battery, whilst a small radio could probably last ages on a cheapo from the pound shop. Whilst I not a great believer in "you get what you pay for" as a rule, I am inclined at least this time to believe the statement might apply.
These batteries come in varying pack sizes and since this review is for the 4 pack it is this I will be reviewing. When I bought these about two weeks ago they were on a deal at ASDA and they were two for a fiver, which for a battery in general is steep, but I think not so where Duracell are concerned.
I have many electrical items around the house, which need batteries, and most work well and for a reasonable time on the lesser-known and cheaper brands. For my digital camera however these seem to be done before I've taken 20 shots especially if I require using the flash.
I'm guessing most will be familiar with Duracell as a brand, but for those not so the batteries have a very distinctive black and gold design. The third top of each battery is gold in colour whilst the remang two thirds at the bottom of the battery are black.
Duracell introduced the battery checker to a lot of their products a few years back and it is a thing I have found very useful. By pressing the top of the battery and the small white dot located at the bottom a small narrow bar on one side of the battery will indicate the power left in each cell. This is shown by a yellow bar moving along from one end to the other, the further it goes the more power the battery retains.
The manufacturers claim Duracell batteries outlast others by 6 to 1, but I have of yet to actually get this figure, I can say pretty confidently that 4 to 1 is more likely, in any event they certainly do outlast other types of battery.
All in all Duracell are most definitely the best battery you can buy for all those pieces of kit we all have that require AA AAA batteries. If you use and ordinary battery and it runs out quickly then you know you are using a high drain piece of equipment and in this situation I would recommend using the Duracell instead, you will definitely see the difference and probably still works out cheaper than buying several cheap packs and be changing them al the time. If Carlsberg made batteries.........................
Duracell is fairly expensive and I hate paying out for batteries, I really do but they are the best batteries on the market. I have tried buying batteries from the £1 shop but they tend to last a day or so. I purchase Duracell now, especially when they are on 3 for 2 offers. They are expensive but definately worth the money in the long run.
Pretty much everything in our house needs AA batteries - remote controls (we have 4 different remotes just in the lounge!) plus there are the millions of toys my daughter owns which are always needing some sort of battery or another!
Duracell batteries come in many different sized packs depending on your needs - packs of 2, 4 , 8 or even 24! The boxes of 24 are great for Christmas time when you know practically every toy is going to need a battery of some sort! The boxes of 24 usually retail for between £10 and £12.
The Duracell batteries all come in similar packaging. A cardboard box or blister pack with the famous Duracell font saying "Duracell, the small pink Duracell bunny, the size of the batteries and then black and yellow/gold in colour. The Duracell packaging always stands out when you see them in stores and I always find it looks alot better than the packaging of Panasonic or similar batteries. Duracell looks expensive and gives the impression that the batteries are going to do a good job.
I have used both Duracell batteries and cheaper branded batteries and Duracell always wins. they last for absolutely ages and always get the best out of the product they are making work. my daughter has a toy Ming Ming from the Wonder Pets and the difference Duracell batteries made to it when it was in use were outstanding. It was as fast paced as it should have been and the song it sung sounded perfect, just like on the TV show but with the cheaper batteries the song was slightly slower.
I definately recommend Duracell batteries. They are worth the money you spend as they last so long. It is tempting to purchase £1 shop batteries but you will end up replacing them a lot quicker and still end up spending just as much as you would of on Duracell batteries.
I have always tended to buy the cheapest batteries I can find. I usually need AA batteries for remote controls, toys, some kitchen gadgets, and of course, digital cameras.
Remote controls use so little energy that the batteries hardly ever need replacing - therefore cheap batteries are ideal.
Most electronic kids' toys are so annoying that you don't want the batteries to last too long - therefore cheap batteries are ideal!
Kitchen gadgets depend on the item really, some use more power so will need stronger batteries; digital cameras also need quite strong batteries - many won't even turn on unless they have a decent battery inside them.
My last digital camera would work with mid range alkaline, or top range rechargeable batteries; however since somehow breaking it I have relied on my mum's camera - a power zapping monster of a camera!
This camera will only work with my rechargeable batteries if they are completely charged (which takes 8 hours!), and my usual choice of batteries only last 2 mins or so. As it's not always possible to have fully charged batteries to hand, I went off in a search for a 'super battery' that would allow the monster camera to work for a reasonable amount of time.
After being bombarded with choice in my local Tesco store, I settled on Duracell Plus. I knew that I hadn't bought the best batteries available, but I refuse to spend almost £7 on a pack of 4 non-rechargeable batteries!
Duracell Plus cost around £2.49-£3.49 for a pack of four, obviously this varies greatly depending on where you buy them, and if you can find them on offer anywhere.
So, what is the 'Plus' about?
From looking on the Duracell website, I understand that Duracell Plus last longer because they now have 'super charged' graphite, this means that that they can contain less graphite so have more actives (Mn02).
Do they work?
Yes! They still don't last that long in the monster camera, but I get a good 15 or so minutes worth of use out of them. I now make sure I always have a pack on standby for those last minute camera grabbing events!
I still don't bother buying them for low power items such as remote controls as I finds the cheaper versions work just as well, but you can definitely see the difference in higher power items. The difference in the speed of some kitchen gadgets when using Duracell Plus over cheaper brands is very apparent - you are definitely getting your money's worth.
So, my final thoughts on Duracell Plus? They are definitely better quality than some other brands of battery, and are worth paying more for.... five stars!
When it comes to batteries, I usually go for Duracell. The most recent Duracell Plus range is so brilliant! They just last for ages and are really reliable. I am always needing AA batteries (MN 1500) for things like remotes, controllers, toys and gadgets.
You can buy these batteries in a variety of different packs including a 2 pack, 4 pack, 8 pack and 24 pack. The best value is the 24 pack, which you can buy on Amazon.co.uk for £10.95, which is cheaper than the RRP at £12.99 working out at 43p a battery. All of the different size packs come in similar packaging. The boxes are made from cardboard and have a yellow and black colour scheme - quite distinct to find on the shelves in most supermarkets and electronics shops such as Dixons.
The boxes can be opened up very easily to release the batteries, which is definitely a bonus! The boxes are designed to release about 2 at a time, as most electronics will take multiples of 2 batteries so this is also cleverly thought out. This means you can keep the remaining batteries in their box stored away rather than leaving loose ones hanging around - you're asking for trouble if you have kids, and they can get lost too.
The batteries are alkaline ones, which are said to work well at low temperatures too. They are not rechargeable (not these ones anyway). They have a good energy output and are really reliable. Some batteries you buy will mysteriously die after a few days or weeks - not with Duracell! For example, I have had some of these batteries in a battery pack of an Xbox 360 wireless controller, which I use pretty much every day for an hour or two. They have lasted for ages, and even having been left a long time when I was at university, it wasn't as if the energy was magically drained, which is what sometimes happened with other batteries.
I quite like the design of the batteries themselves. They have a plastic coating, which can be ripped off for fun but it's quite pointless. The Duracell Plus logo lies in white and bronze writing on a black background with a gold background above and a large black plus sign. This indicates the positive side of the battery so you subconsciously get it right first time. Obviously this is made clear by the pump on the battery at the end compared to the flat end on the negative side!
The Duracell range have different colours for different batteries. The AA ones have a yellow AA logo at the top left of the packaging on the front side just to distinguish them from others and they also have a little logo of the Duracell bunny alongside 'Advanced Performance'. The batteries are 1.5V each, if you are planning to use them in an electric circuit - take note of this! They do have best before dates on the packet too as the chemical energy can run out over time. Overall, they are brilliant batteries and I think they're the best out there! I have yet to try the rechargeable Duracell ones but these standard long-lasting ones do me proud.
Thanks for reading!
Duracell as a brand is a brilliant example of advertising, they originally used the fluffy pink bunny banging a drum while the opposition powered rabbits fell by the wayside, and that impression of being longer lasting and superior in quality has led to them dominating the market, to be honest I have always taken their word for it and assumed the advert is correct, I cannot think of any other brand that I'm so trusting of just based on the advert, after all it is not like I have ever compared the perform,ance of these batteries to see whether they justify the extra cost over cheaper alternatives. Duracell themselves are part of the Proctor and Gamble group.
The AA size is the most common of all the batteries and is used in a wide range of appliances and childrens toys. These batteries come in packs of two, four, eight and also larger multi packs of twelve or even twenty four at certain times of the year like xmas.
I have found that when compared to cheaper brands of batteries you really do notice a difference with hos these ones work, the Duracell batteries certainly do last longer, I notice this mostly when using my camera which is very power hungry. I tend to use rechargables but when travelling this is not possible and so I always use Duracell for that extra peace of mind. They are easy to use and while you will find yourself paying over £4 for an eight pack they are worth the extra in my opinion.