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      03.10.2010 21:29
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      I have a generally annoyance with batteries, and the AAA variety are a particular nuisance - I never seem to have any when the TV 'dobber' runs out, yet there's always an excess of the larger AA size in the drawer.

      If you hadn't already guessed, 'MN 2400' is Duracell lingo for AAA, of which, the regular variety is great for everyday use in those devices which are classed as 'low-drain', e.g, the aforementioned TV remote, or a pocket radio. The batteries use alkaline technology, and wouldn't last that long in a digital camera - but then you wouldn't expect them to as they aren't designed for that purpose. In terms of their appearance, the batteries have the iconic 'copper-top' design which has remained constant for a number of decades. These days however, the underside of Duracell's batteries are colour-coded, and in the case of the MN 2400's, there's a bright green ring which helps distinguish it from the AA (MN 1500) variety.

      Needless to say, Duracell's MN 2400 batteries are really easy to get hold of - sold in all supermarkets throughout the UK, and from a wealth of other retailers. That said, the cheapest way to purchase your Duracell AAA's is online, and at present, a four pack can be picked up for only £1.50 from amazon.co.uk

      In terms of their performance, Duracell AAA's are the most reliable in their class - it's a fact. I've tried many brands over the years, and I always come back to Duracell as not only do they never let me down, but they also last longer than the Alkaline offerings from other companies. Similarly, Duracell batteries have a 'freshness guarantee' which lasts for seven years and promises exceptional performance during that time. Packaging-wise, the batteries arrive in a cardboard container which is really easy to open with little more than a gentle tear. There's no plastic wrapping to get through, and it's nice to see that there are no wasted materials.

      Overall, Duracell's MN 2400 AAA batteries are excellent little power units, provided you use them in the correct device. It used to be the case of "Duracell are great, but they cost a lot more than the other brands" - but these days, this just isn't a valid argument - Duracell seem to be much more competitively priced than they used to, and therefore earn a high recommended from me.

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        07.08.2010 21:29
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        Recommended!

        I decided to review Duracell Plus batteries after being slightly amazed by their longevity this afternoon.

        At the moment, the only thing I need AAA batteries for is my beloved Mp3 player. I usually end up buying the cheaper ones as Duracell are three times the price of other brands in my local shop and I figure that three packs should last longer than one, even though Duracell are clearly better quality.

        However when browsing in Boots one day, I came across a pack of 4 Duracell Plus AAA batteries for 99p - bargain! They usually cost twice this, if not a lot more depending on where you buy them.

        Now I use my Mp3 player a hell of a lot; I always use it when exercising which is usually about 5 hours a week. I also put it on as soon as I wake up during the week (I'd fall back to sleep and be late for work otherwise!) and have it on for around 30 minutes before I wake my son up. I then tend to have it on all day every other Saturday as I have a major cleaning and/or decorating session while my son is away with his dad.

        Today has been one of those Saturdays; I've been non stop all day and turned my Mp3 player on at 10am - it is still on now, at 8pm (good job I have a lot of songs stored on it!).
        I last replaced the battery two weeks ago today, just before I started repainting my bathroom, I checked it this afternoon thinking it would be running low and was really surprised to find I still had (and still have now) two bars out of three on the screen.

        So, I will have used it for around 10 hours exercising, 5 in the mornings, around 5 the other Saturday, and 10 today. That's 30 hours, and if I've only used a third then a single battery should last 90 hours on my Mp3 player! WOW!

        Usually, the cheaper versions last around 10-15 hours, so this is amazing! I've never really figured out how long the batteries last before, I just noticed that the Duracell ones last a lot longer. After realising just how much better they are, I am now a Duracell convert!

        Obviously the amount of time they last will differ depending on what you use them in, but they will definitely last a lot longer than other batteries, and when you work out the power to price ratio, they are actually cheaper than many other brands.

        I therefore have to award Duracell Plus... 5 stars!

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          17.08.2009 15:39
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          brillant batteries

          I honestly have never needed more battieries now in all my life since I have a two year old son and he has so many toys requiring batteries. I seem to always buy the cheapest but really they are not worth the crack. You do pay for what you get I go to a shop called stewart miller a local shop and got four duracell plus batteries for two pound nitey nine. They do go the extra mile than other batteires as seen on their adverts. They are good battries filled with alkaline and they are very heavy compared to other batteires that even feel cheap. Duracell have been making batteries for years and so much experience so you are better paying the extra few pounds for good long lasting batteries.

          They also have a best before date which is usally around eight years. You could check out their website for further info. At the minute there is a competition and music gifts see the pack for more details. I will always use duracell having used other brands I have trialed and errored and the way to get the best long lasting batteries is using duracell. So I highly reccomend them.

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          18.11.2008 18:45
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          the best batteries to buy for longevity in my opinion

          One of my biggest nightmares when our daughters were young was to run out of batteries - I thing babies should be born with a lifetime's supply of them!

          From newborns, needing nightlights & musical sleep-inducing gadgets to toys for toddlers, older children's gadgets to teenager's remotes etc - we NEVER seem to have enough.

          If I could win a trolley-dash of my choice it would be for a Duracell factory as I believe they produce the best batteries around.

          I thought I'd be clever & stock up on loads of the things from our local Poundshop - never again - they only lasted a week in our doorbell & then had the cheek to leak!

          Duracell aren't the cheapest ones around but they can be found on offer if you shop around.

          My husband's just been to Makro to buy in bulk as we use all the different sizes, unfortunately he won't show me the receipt as apparently he's bought some Christmas 'goodies' (hope it's extra batteries) but some of the packs are showing + 4 free.

          I tried some of the cheaper batteries in the tv remotes recently - they lasted 2 weeks whereas the Duracell are still going strong after 6 weeks - I think the bunny on the ad must be telling the truth! Isn't it that time of year for him (or her?) to be popping up again soon on our screens?


          I suppose I should really start researching battery chargers again - I bought one 20 years ago but I've read that they're much better now. This would be better for the environment & better for our pockets.

          Until then I shall be using Duracell batteries as I've not found any other make to last as long.

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          - not the cheapest by any means but last longer than any other I've tried.
          - well-packaged.
          - not purchased any (yet) that have leaked.
          - reliable & widely available.
          - recommended by myself & my family.

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            25.07.2008 10:53
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            My preferred type of battery, well worth the bit extra.

            A good quality battery by the industry leader, duracell. I have always found that duracell batteries last far longer than any other brand of battery and have relied on them for most applications like the wiimote or other portable electronics. If you are using them for an extended higher power usage like a camera, it might be worth upgrading to a higher power brand of duracell. This just means that you get that little bit more power out of your device for a longer amount of time.

            The batteries are fairly inexpensive when bought in larger packs (12 packs and such) and are definitely picking up when there are offers are on.

            They are pretty much a no nonsense battery for someone who just wants to make whatever portable electronic device they have work for a long time. Always buy these over supermarket own value brands, as they are not worth whatever you would pay for them.

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          DURACELL alkaline-manganese dioxide batteries are a popular choice for most consumer, industrial, and military applications where an economical, general purpose battery is required. Advantages include high energy output, reliability, long shelf life, and good low temperature performance.