8, April 2013
If a tree falls in a forest, and no one’s around to hear it—isn’t that a bummer? It could be the never-ending winter weather that’s been keeping nature-lovers at bay. But, hey, it’s almost that time of year when no fallen tree will go unheard. Camping season is just around the bend! Time to dust off the tent and camp stove, and if you haven’t already, make the switch to battery operated LED lights for your camping lights and lanterns. We’ve got you covered with our Value Camping Bundle:
Mini-Flashlight? Check! Our mini-flashlights feature high-performance battery-operated LED lights. In high-mode, you can cast a light up to 47 meters away. In low mode, you can cast a spooky glow on your face as you tell lame ghost stories. Water-resistant for when you lake-swim without emptying your pockets. Impact-resistant up to 9 feet for when you throw it because you can’t get the campfire started. Holster included, so you look like a total maverick.
Headlamp? Check! Our Virtually Indestructible headlamps contain our high-performance battery-operated LED lights. With custom optics and high-mode and low-mode settings, you can parade around the campsite looking like you’re special ops. This is the one to throw when you still can’t start that fire: Guaranteed for life, it has rubber shock absorbers and survived our 30-foot drop performance test. Comes with cloth and silicone head- straps. More...
1, April 2013
We get asked a lot: What are the best rechargeable batteries? Are they worth paying more than alkaline? The truth is that they serve different purposes. Commonly the question is asked because people just aren’t sure if they want to pay the extra money for rechargeable batteries. However, if you regularly use high-drain devices like gaming remotes and digital cameras, you’ll quickly see that paying for the slight premium can keep more cash in your pocket over time.
Let’s take a household that averages 8 AA battery replacements every month. The initial cost for 8 rechargeable batteries is $16. Their charger costs $7.00. So, right off the bat, you’re spending $23 to make the leap. With 8 alkaline batteries costing just around $6.00, it might be tempting to pass over those rechargeables and stay old-school. However, for a true battery connoisseur to stick with alkaline, you’ll end up spending twice as much on your AA batteries over the course of a year. More...
25, March 2013
Cell phones and the portable power to feed them have created a new kind of nomad. Free to wander without losing touch, we are an increasingly mobile species. Who leaves the house these days without their phone in pocket and a mobile battery charger in their car?
The numbers are impressive: There are currently 6 billion mobile subscribers on our planet, and that population is exploding - Android's user base alone increases by about 700,000 users daily. With a powerful and light mobile battery charger at the ready, and a device that can hold a charge longer than ever, the modern-day nomad does more than just text and talk on the phone. That person is also researching products, making purchases, mobile banking, keeping up on news, and maintaining constant contact through social networking. In response, businesses are moving heaps of money out of things like radio spots and newspaper adverts, eagerly plunking it into mobile marketing. A whopping 3.3 billion dollars went toward mobile ad spending in 2011 alone. By 2015, that number is projected to be 20.6 billion!
Rayovac is excited to be an important part of this challenging landscape. When you need a portable mobile battery charger, you look to us, and we deliver. Every mobile battery charger we make is designed to be a pack-leader in value, convenience, and quality. We love our customers, and that means we embrace the new nomad. Let us help you roam freely with a mobile battery charger that fits in your pocket and never lets you down!
19, March 2013
Users of hearing aids can all concur that frequent battery changes – and, of course, battery purchases – are just a part of life. With high-drain devices becoming the norm, your current battery for hearing aid can run out of juice rather suddenly, making a ready supply of extras a must. Becoming the proud owner of a hearing aid almost assures the fact that you will go through batteries faster than ever.
Different types of hearing aids and the wearer’s habits significantly affect battery life, but generally, you can’t expect more than a couple of weeks between battery changes. Believe it or not, there are some real differences in performance based on the brand you buy. Yes, you can look to almost any battery manufacturer and find your hearing aid battery 10, 13, 312, 675 – the usual – but you should know that some last longer both on your shelf and in your hearing aid. And some just plain work better. More...
11, March 2013
In recent years, cochlear implants have become more common for infants and toddlers who are experiencing moderate to severe hearing loss. As a company that manufactures the cochlear battery, we have successfully stayed on the forefront of progress regarding this technology. It’s been amazing, and we’re proud to power it.
Cochlear implants are very different from hearing aids. First off, they do not amplify sound. Instead they bypass the damaged anatomy in the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. The results can be phenomenal, but can vary from person to person. Just imagine going from near deaf to hearing in a matter of weeks.
Speech, language, and social skills are deeply interwoven and strongly related to hearing. When a child can hear well, the brain normally develops these skills organically, weaving billions of pieces of auditory input into basic skills we all use. Of course, kids with severe hearing impairment find other routes to develop these skills, but it’s a climb, rather than a cruise, for many of them.
Children as young as 12 months of age can undergo cochlear implant surgery. It generally takes between two and five hours and the benefits of the surgery will begin to arrive four to six weeks later. Though not every child is a candidate. If a child can benefit from a hearing aid, for example, that child is unlikely to qualify for a cochlear implant. Pediatric audiologists conduct the assessments to determine who qualifies. More...
11, March 2013
For about the price of a non-fat latte, you can treat yourself to something far more useful – a compact pocket light. Determining the usefulness of a product is said to be in the eye of the beholder. But with a battery-operated LED light, the usefulness doesn’t even come into question. It’s common knowledge that everyone should own at least one LED light. It may not perk you up like caffeine, but it can make a huge difference in nighttime, roadside, and weather emergencies. Most LED lights fit right in the palm of your hand and come equipped with impact-resistant casing. Not to mention, they’re just convenient.
The Rayovac pocket light weighs next to nothing, and contains super-bright LED bulbs that can shine up to 100 feet. Whether you’re looking under the hood of your car, searching for lost keys, or rummaging through a pitch-black tent, a compact pocket light comes in handy when you need it most. The oversized on/off switch is great for people with arthritis, poor vision, or impatience. And with just a few Rayovac alkaline AAA batteries, you can run the light for nearly two days straight – up to 42 hours.
The list is large for places to keep your handy pocket light: your glove compartment, purse, backpack, toolkit, tackle box, hunting pack, and nightstand. At just five bucks per pocket light, buying multiple lights has never been more affordable! Our pocket light won’t take up nearly as much room as a standard flashlight, and with its lifetime warranty, you’ll never need to replace it. It’s time to put the power of battery-operated LED lights in the palm of your hand!