Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Compact Battery Charger from Energizer

If you're traveling around with something that uses AA batteries, you can end up being a one-person ecological acid machine by the time a few months to a year of travel are up. This is especially true if your digital camera uses them, as my Kodak does.

The need for AA batteries can be a blessing though if you are using rechargable ones. Over time, they end up costing you very little and if you have a couple of spares, you can feel less guilty about how much juice you're using up. The problem has always been that the chargers are kind of bulky and heavy.

They've gotten a bit lighter each year though and right before my last trip I picked up this beauty put out by Energizer. It was around $20 at an office store, including four batteries, but you can get it for even less at

The thing is only about 2/3 the size of a cigarette pack and it weighs next to nothing. It's got a great design that slides open to accept the batteries, sliding closed when not in use. Simple, elegant, and definitely worth the space and weight.

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