Rechargeable batteries are a greener, eco-friendly, and more cost-effective solution to single-use batteries. Especially for households that love electronics, it may make more sense to buy batteries once and keep reusing them.
And since you know we love saving money on electronics, we thought we should help you save money on the things you need to power those gadgets, too. So check out our list of the best rechargeable batteries. The savings are *electrifying*.
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Top 5 Best Rechargeable Batteries:
- PowerOwl AA Rechargeable Batteries, 16 ct (Best Overall)
- AA USB-C Chargeable Batteries, 4 ct (Best With Charging Port)
- Energizer Power Plus, 4 ct (Most Eco-Friendly)
- Panasonic Eneloop Charger and AA Batteries Kit (Best Starter Kit)
- Duracell Rechargeable AA Batteries, 4 ct (Longest Shelf Life)
1. PowerOwl AA Rechargeable Batteries, 16 ct.
These batteries ($26.87, Amazon) come pre-charged with electricity generated by wind energy. We’ve seen them go for as low as $22.83 in April 2022 and then as high as $30.99 in March 2020. Amazon will occasionally offer coupons on the product listing, and you can always save 5% by subscribing to automatically reorder at the interval of your choosing. At 2800 mAh, these batteries also have the highest capacity on the list.
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2. AA USB-C Chargeable Batteries, 4 ct
These AA batteries ($29.99, Pale Blue) are a little pricier, but we like that they come with a charging cord that fits into your standard USB port. The charge time is about one hour. And while their website has some raving reviews, we’ve read outside sources that also give the brand high marks.
3. Energizer Power Plus, 4 ct
We all know the Energizer brand, and it’s a relief to see a familiar face on the list. These AA batteries ($13.79, Target) are made with 15% recycled materials and have a 5-year lifespan. At a price of $3.45 per battery — before you even apply your Target RedCard for an extra 5% savings — it’s not a bad deal, either.
4. Panasonic Eneloop Charger and AA Batteries Kit, 4 Batteries & 1 Charger
These batteries ($25.99, Best Buy) currently have over 145 5-star ratings. The starter pack comes with four AA batteries as well as a charger. While it’s hard to calculate the exact price per battery since the price includes the charger, it comes out to roughly $6 each. Bonus: TotalTech members can save $8 on this purchase.
5. Duracell Rechargeable AA Batteries, 4 ct
Another familiar name, Duracell, also offers rechargeable batteries ($12.49, Amazon), with a final price per battery of just $3.12. They promise to last “10 years or 400 recharges, whichever comes first.” If you opt in to Subscribe & Save, you can take up to 15% off your purchase.
6. Rayovac Rechargeable AA Batteries, 4 ct
These AA batteries ($9.94, Walmart) last twice as long as their alkaline counterparts (even reviewers confirm this). The batteries keep for one year in storage and are easy to use. Each battery costs $2.49.
7. Amazon Basics Performance, 4 ct
This 4-pack of batteries ($18.62, Amazon) boasts a high capacity of 2400 mAh. Each battery costs about $4.66. But definitely keep an eye on this one. We’ve seen it offered for as low as $7.73 on Amazon during big holiday sales.
8. EBL AA Rechargeable Batteries, 8 ct
These batteries ($14.99, Walmart) are ideal for high-power electronics. They also last a whopping 1,000 charges. At $1.87 per battery plus free shipping, it’s a great deal.
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