One of the key problems facing consumers is that portable electronic devices are getting more power hungry with each new generation, but those single-use alkaline batteries that power them haven’t really improved much over the last decade. Perhaps 10 or 20 years from now, it will seem silly that we had to tote around two or three spare sets just to make sure that we could always use our portable device whenever we wanted to. Or, has that time come already in the form of Oxyride?
In this review, I pit Panasonic’s new Oxyride batteries against Energizer Max and their own alkaline battery. Does Oxyride provide the increase in battery life you need to keep that digital camera and MP3 player running when you need it most?
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PC Mag did a pretty extensive review of several battery types just a few weeks ago. From a purely economical standpoint, cheap Ikea batteries bested almost everything else. If you want to save the environment and carry fewer batteries, some of the newer technologies pack a ton more energy if used in digital cameras.
There was a revue of these batteries, I think six more more months ago that confirmed the same thing. Clearly a pop in performance for a relatively small pop in price.
Are these some newer version, or was this just the first time this reviewer had seen, used them?
This review was originally published on the TechLore website in March, but I felt some of you LD readers may enjoy it and benefit from this information. My goal is to help others get more from their gear, and Oxyride is a sure fire way to do that.
I’m glad to hear that you’ve heard about Oxyride, and have even seen other reviews. However, there are many people out there give the same “Oxy-what?” reaction whenever they’re mentioned.
Guess I don’t get why anyone on the planet would be using non-rechargeable batteries. Average use of 1000 charges.