6, May 2013
Meet Brian. Brian is a respectable young man who loves his mother dearly. But unfortunately for Brian, he made the colossal mistake of forgetting Mother’s Day last year and is still feeling the repercussions. Enduring countless months of sibling torture and the piercing eye of a disappointed mother, he knew that this year’s gift would have to be extra special.
The truth is: whatever a mom gets from her child whether it’s a large bouquet of flowers or just a handmade card, she will still appreciate it no matter what. So why not be creative this year and get her a gift that she can actually use. Do yourself a favor and buy her some trusted Rayovac products that are sure to put a smile on her face! More...
15, April 2013
For the average consumer, the storage life of an alkaline battery has yet to crack the list of top priorities when making a battery purchase. The normal list of priorities currently includes price, brand, convenience and appearance. Becoming more familiar with the benefits of battery storage life, consumers are starting to realize that it’s far more important than what they first perceived. A decades worth of battery freshness has slowly but surely caught the attention of selective consumers.
Storage life has always been a strong suit for alkaline batteries. They have proven themselves to be the smart battery choice for consumers because they last for long periods of time and perform well at high and low temperatures. Many products that are purchased by consumers have expiration dates that are woefully short. This has conditioned the consumer to think that every product they buy will expire on short notice. But with the creation of new alkaline technology, Rayovac has made storage life and battery freshness a top priority.
As of late, there has been a growing attention to coupons and the way consumers use them to maximize their savings. This new wave of coupon lovers are storming the local supermarkets and buying products like alkaline batteries in bulk. This is where storage life of an alkaline battery becomes a top priority. Families place the surplus batteries into designated storage areas and only use them when needed. Consumers like this depend on the fact that Rayovac batteries can stay fresh in their storage closets for close to a decade.
As new technologies develop, the demand for reliable alkaline power is steadily increasing. Rayovac takes pride in providing reliable power in every battery it produces. It’s clear that having prolonged storage life will enhance an alkaline battery and short expiration dates were never Rayovac’s style. 10 years of battery freshness is the gold standard that Rayovac brings to the table. So next time your at the store to buy batteries, be sure to make storage life a top priority. As you can see it makes a huge difference!
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...
18, February 2013
Want a simple way to reduce waste and save money? Look no further. Rechargeable batteries and charger options have made this all possible. Both the environment and your wallet can now reap the benefits. Using rechargeable batteries can potentially save you hundreds of dollars and can also reduce the amount of alkaline batteries going to landfills. If you’re new to rechargeables, we have a fair guess at what you want to know before you buy. Simple: More...
18, February 2013
History is a funny sort of thing. Certain unforgettable moments rise to the surface – world wars, political scandals, the discovery of new lands. So many other events sink below the surface, waiting to be discovered by curious minds. Those little buried gems add up to great richness. We’d argue that this richness includes Rayovac’s impact on the hearing-impaired world through a commitment to high performance batteries for hearing aids.
The Rayovac minds that filed patent on the first vacuum-tube hearing aid did so in 1937, the same year that Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Atlantic, the Hindenburg burst into flames, Hitler’s tyranny was unfolding, and pre-WWII unrest was beginning to stir in Asia. America was in the thick of the Great Depression. Needless to say, it’s no surprise that our patent filing wasn’t splashed across the front pages.
Still, that’s where Rayovac’s deep roots with the hearing-impaired world began. Those roots continue to keep us passionate when developing new battery for hearing aid technology. In 1963, nearly 30 years after the patent was filed, Rayovac opened its first facility dedicated to producing the best hearing aid battery that money could buy. In 1989, another facility was opened in the U.K., giving consumers worldwide the chance to try Rayovac batteries. Rayovac’s accomplishments in the hearing aid industry have been well documented. Check out the timeline below and view the illustrious history yourself. More...
18, February 2013
Laverne or Shirley? Boxers or briefs? White meat or dark meat? Oh, the hard questions of our time! In our high-tech society, the question of alkaline or rechargeable batteries has finally landed in this elite group of either/or’s. Don’t you sometimes find yourself standing in the battery aisle thinking about eloping with the rechargeable batteries and charger and kicking your relationship with alkaline batteries to the curb?
Hang on, cowboy. There’s no need to break up with your alkaline batteries—and at the same time, by all means, go ahead and grab those rechargeable batteries and charger. Alkaline batteries and rechargeable batteries each have different features that make them attractive, so you really need both!
Alkaline Batteries lose power at a much slower rate than rechargeable batteries. That’s why they’re best for slow-drain devices like your remote controls, home phones, and the LED display on your home elliptical machine. Alkaline batteries are also your best bet for emergency devices and your alarm clock—things that could seriously bungle your life if you don’t use a slow-drain battery.
Rechargeable Batteries are best for frequent-use and/or high-drain devices like your Wii nunchucks and digital cameras. You don’t want to break the bank buying truckloads of alkaline batteries for these devices, but if you’re like most people, you use them all the time. That’s why rechargeables are your best bet here. What are the best rechargeable batteries? Are you kidding? We’ve got plenty to choose from, including some with nice, little portable chargers—even a charger you can hang on your keychain!
So, there you have it. When it comes to alkaline vs. rechargeables, you can have your cake and eat it too. No need to fully commit to one or the other, because no household is complete without both!