18, February 2013
We don't want to brag or anything. Well, maybe just a little, but this is sort of a big deal: There's a new addition to our family, the Rayovac version of a bundle of joy. Everyone, please welcome to the world our Ready Power technology. This breakthrough gives our batteries 10 whopping years of shelf life. Can you guess how many years alkaline batteries normally stay fresh these days? Seven. Only seven. See why we're kind of proud? Living up to its name, Ready Power will always be ready to deliver power when you need it most: Guaranteed.
Most people won't panic when they can't find fresh batteries during, let's say, a Wii match. A quick run to the store and the nunchuck is back in action. A power outage is a whole other ballgame. Snowed in? Hurricane-force winds? An actual hurricane? That's when you want fresh alkaline batteries, ready to put power in your hands for days if needed. Here's where Ready Power technology matters most. So yeah, we're kind of proud.
How did we do it? In a nutshell, through various advances that upped the internal stability of the battery. That includes improved electrolyte utilization, refined corrosion inhibitors, and the use of ultra-pure materials.
Anyway, don't feel like you need to send a card or shower gift. This bundle of joy is as much yours as it is ours. Just grab one of our battery-operated LED lights, gather up a batch of Rayovac alkaline batteries powered by our new Ready Power technology, shelf them near your disaster-preparedness kit (you do have one, right?), and rest easy. You'll be prepared to outshine a power outage for an entire decade.
18, February 2013
Rummaging through a drawer for candles and a lighter is a romantic’s approach to a power outage. No batteries, no problem, right? Not so for people living with insulin-dependent diabetes. In honor of American Diabetes Month, November is a good time for this special subset of the population to stock up on alkaline batteries. Why? With battery- operated devices such as glucometers and insulin pumps, diabetics can ill afford to be caught without a fresh supply of alkaline batteries.
It’s a common situation for any season of the year: a storm hits and your electricity goes out. Most people worry little about an outage unless the storm is catastrophic or the time period of the outage is extensive, as we’ve seen with Super Storm Sandy. But even a much shorter, much less dramatic outage can spell trouble for someone who depends on a glucometer or insulin pump.
The average glucometer clocks many hours each and every day, and most models are battery-operated. Low batteries can cause error messages, unreliable readings, and eventually a glucometer gone kaput until fresh batteries arrive. As for insulin pumps, a dead battery isn’t even an option. The simple solution is to keep your alkaline battery reserves stocked up, making you ready to power all of your devices at a moments notice. More...
18, February 2013
This year marks the 30th year since a pioneering physician drastically changed the landscape for the hearing impaired. With the birth of the cochlear implant, thousands of people have rediscovered the colorful world of sound—a bird singing in the distance, the endearing voice of a grandchild, a companion telling a joke in a busy restaurant. Not surprisingly, the cochlear battery necessary to power this “bionic ear” is a little marvel of its own.
Cochlear implants require a lot of energy to do their intricate work of transforming sounds into electrical energy. A hearing aid amplifies sound, but a cochlear implant relays it through wiring to the auditory nerve, a far more involved process. Just think of how many sounds enter the ear on any given day; a nearly constant stream of them. When powered on, the implant is constantly working to relay those sounds through an intricate design that bypasses the damaged portion of the ear’s anatomy. It may look a little like a watch battery, but a cochlear battery is in a whole other league. More...
18, February 2013
You know the sound. The dreaded death beep. The small, sad way your mobile device lets you know it’s famished. It’s the moment when you say to yourself, “Why didn’t I get that mobile cell phone charger?”
Murphy’s Law says the beep will come while you’re using your cellular GPS to navigate unfamiliar roads. It will cry out as you’re trying to give directions to an important client. It will taunt you during an Ebay bidding war. Worst-case scenario, the beep is long gone and you discover your phone is dead during a 911 situation. We all rely on our mobile devices to keep us connected to the world around us. Sometimes it’s just a matter of convenience, but other times it’s an emergency. That’s why a mobile battery charger is a must.
With Rayovac’s On-the-Go Charger, your heart won’t sink when your mobile device cries out to be fed. This light, compact mobile battery charger houses a powerful Lithium Ion battery that puts charging power right in your pocket. With a keychain attachment, the charger can be recharged hundreds of times. It holds its charge for up to 12 months, so you can feed your cell phone, MP3 player, digital camera, or any Apple device wherever you may be. Just think: a simple portable cell phone charger can give you 45 extra minutes of talk time. At less than $20, it’s an easy way to fend off the dreaded beep!
18, February 2013
Need a new battery for your hearing aid? Wondering about the quality of the mercury-free varieties on the market? Mercury-free batteries possess the same reliable power and performance as their less-green predecessors but with the added value of contributing to a cleaner environment. A “green” hearing aid battery does more than just keep mercury out of landfills. They also help customers comply with newly enacted legislation that has banned mercury-containing button batteries.
What's the Mercury Fuss All About?
Every discarded battery that isn’t mercury-free contributes to an unsafe environment. When a tossed-out battery begins to degrade, the mercury it contains will seep into the ground. That tiny bit of mercury will then combine with mercury seepage from other decomposing batteries. Eventually, the accumulation can creep into our drinking water and contaminate neighboring lakes and streams. Other disturbing results include the death of wildlife and deformities it can create in their offspring. More...
29, January 2013
Rayovac® and its virtually indestructible flashlight were recently apart of a test which had 4 different flashlight brands vying for title of toughest flashlight. Living up to its name, the virtually indestructible flashlight endured multiple abusive lab tests and passed each one with flying colors.
The prominent service magazine, Popular Mechanics, selected the indestructible to be one of four flashlights to undergo the abusive tests. They wanted to figure out which flashlight could sustain the most punishment and still keep its shape and brightness. The flashlights were then put through four different tests in order to prove their durability or lack there of. The tests included smashing the lights onto iron stakes, running them over with a car, dunking them into a lake for seven hours and dropping them from 25 feet in the air onto concrete.
After the tests were complete, the indestructible flexed it muscles and came out on top. It displayed incredible toughness by withstanding major punishment and refusing to relinquish its shine. Whether it was run over, drowned or repeatedly smashed like a hammer the indestructible flashlight proved to be ultra durable while also being extremely cost effective. More...