C'mon. You can admit it here. You've forgotten the batteries at least one year, right? Or you got the wrong size or not enough? In the rush and bustle of the holiday preparations, it's pretty easy actually to overlook some details. Like how you are going to power those electronic gadgets and toys they'll find under the tree on Christmas morning. But batteries are a fairly crucial part of the holidays. There isn't much worse than a kid with a new handheld game they can't turn on!
In our house we tend to buy batteries in bulk, at least for the double- and triple-As. It's safest that way. But some may fear that the overabundance of batteries they have stored may be past their best before date before you get to them. With Duracell's new Durablock technology though, all of their batteries have a shelf-life of 10 years in storage. Ain't no way a battery would remain unused in this house for that long, so you can feel confident in stocking up, then having your batteries ready to serve when the need arises.
Duracell has a couple of new items in their line-up that would make great gifts as well.
Heading on a holiday trip with the family or needing a quick recharge? Compact enough to fit in your carry-on luggage, the Duracell Quick Charger provides a fast way to recharge your batteries, taking only one hour to charge them. Whether you are rocking out with your travel speakers, powering kids toys or snapping pictures on your camera, the Duracell Quick Charger ensures that none of your holiday vacation moments are powerless. The Duracell Quick Charger has a suggested retail price of $24.99.
I like that the size of this makes it so portable, and that you can get your rechargeable batteries back in action so quickly.
Need to make a quick call to double check a wish-list? There is nothing worse than getting halfway through the day and seeing your cell phone or iPod is running on empty. Luckily, the Duracell Instant Charger is a handy portable power solution that allows you and your loved ones to charge their new USB-powered devices on the go. Small and light, it can charge many gadgets and is great to keep in your purse or pocket. Suggested retail price is $44.99.
This is my personal fave. You charge this device via a USB connection to your computer (connector is included). Then, when your iPhone battery is dead AGAIN (I love my iPhone, don't get me wrong - I just don't love the battery!), you connect your phone's charging cable to the other end of this miracle-worker, and you are live again! I deliberately let my phone go dead the other day, then connected to the Instant Charger. It got me back to a 54% charge! Lifesaver. Now Hubs has asked for his own for Christmas. With all the running around and checking in, and looking up directions to the next get-together, this is definitely a device that would lend some peace of mind to the holiday season. And it's so slim it fits easily into even a small purse.
Duracell not only makes a great battery, they work to give back through many corporate programs. This year, in addition to donating batteries to power toys in children's hospitals across the country (for the sixth year in a row), from November 5th until December 31, 2012, for every new “like" or "share" on Duracell Canada’s Facebook page, Duracell will donate $1CAD to the Children's Miracle Network, up to a maximum amount of $25,000. Please stop by their page, like it, and consider sharing one of their posts with your friends and family. There are some great stories of kids who have been helped by CMN hospitals, and they are a joy to read.
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