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Duracell Ultra 1.5 V AA Batteries

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      15.11.2010 20:18
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      high performance batteries

      I know I'm normally the first to be heard shouting from the rooftops about the benefits of using rechargeable batteries over their disposable counterparts, but there are times when I do use 'regular' power cells. My non-rechargeable battery of choice is the 'Duracell Ultra Power' variety, of which the four pack can currently be purchased for £4 from Tesco. Compared to Duracell's standard AAs, the price difference isn't as much as you would expect - they're only 50p more in fact, working out at around 12p extra per battery.

      Why use Ultra Power?
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      Duracell Ultra Power are specifically designed to work better in high-drain devices (e.g, digital cameras), and are also the only Duracell battery with the inbuilt 'Powercheck' feature. With this handy visually aid, you can see (in the form of a yellow bar) how much 'juice' is left by pressing the two white buttons at the top and bottom of each one. Having a Powercheck option is occasionally handy, although I have to say that sometimes the reading can be a little inaccurate.

      Are they better than other batteries?
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      In my experience, Duracell Ultra Power batteries do last a long time - especially when I use them in the Nintendo Wii controller - here they last a couple of weeks longer than when I use both the regular Duracells, and also the supermarket-own branded equivalents. Compared to high capacity NiMH rechargeble batteries, there isn't actually much too choose between the two, as both perform well for an extended period of time.

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      Overall, I highly recommend Duracell Ultra Power as a long lasting and reliable option which works especially well in both low and high drain devices. For their longevity, I feel that £4 a pack is reasonable price to pay, although I do have to point out that for the price, a set of rechargeables would be much more cost effective.


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