Rechargeable batteries aren't anything new. We've all heard of them and have probably used them in the past — which is the main problem. The first generation of rechargeable batteries were what Charles Barkley might call "turrible!" They didn't offer much in terms of capacity, had to be charged before use, and required different battery chargers for each individual size.
Luckily, improvements in battery technology have changed all that. Products like Sanyo's Eneloop batteries have rave reviews and turn those who swore off rechargeables long ago into believers. The batteries arrive pre-charged (ready to use) and hold up to 75% of their capacity after 3 years due to the low-discharge Ni-MH materials.
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