Although initially more expensive, the advantage of rechargeable batteries has always been that they cut down on buying more batteries and they cut down on depleted batteries clogging our landfills. And as anyone who has tried it can testify, trying to recharge a disposable battery usually ends up in a chemical spewing explosion. But the Battery Wizard claims it has overcome all those obstacles.
The Battery Wizard claims that in addition to rechargable batteries, it can recharge standard alkaline, NiCad and NiMH disposable batteries up to 10 times so long as they aren’t completely depleted. There’s really not much that can be done with a dead battery, but with its trickle charge set up, the Wizard can easily “top off” existing disposable batteries up to 10 times before tossing them in the landfill. And with it’s automatic cut off function, the batteries top off and shut down so that they don’t’ overheat and explode.
The result is obvious … fewer batteries bought, fewer batteries disposed of, fewer batteries in our landfill. And without the initial cost of a rechargeable battery, could it be that the best of both worlds has finally arrived?
$50 US from Gizoo UK
Hat Tip – The Ferret