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I’ve been in search for that battery ever since, and too bad, there’s no camera shop (that I’ve visited) sell that kind of batteries.
But today, a short visit to Dick Smith Electronics (a premier electronic mall in Australia, and New Zealand), and a slight glance to the
cute girl at the counter reminds me of uncle Henry, and the image of the battery he showed to me. I stopped, and immediately bought the item, without hesitance.
It’s the Sanyo Eneloop battery, a combination of a rechargeable and a disposable battery, the next evolutionary step for batteries into the 21st century. It costs me AUD 30 for this pack, 4 AA size batteries, with the charger included. Among the advantages of using Eneloop battery are :
- immediate use (you can use it straight away from the pack – already charged from the factory)
- low self-disharge (Once charges, eneloop keeps its charge even if you store it for 6 or 12 months. ( 90 per cent of the charge after 6 months, 85 per cent after 12 months )
- environment protection (It can be charged up to 1000 times – so it can save 999 disposable batteries from polluting the planet!)
- universal application (you can use it on mostly electronic items)
- higher performance
- recyclable package
I am really fortunate to found this battery. I really hope it can perform up to its par or as good as those reviews I’ve read.