How many devices in your home take AA or AAA batteries? I shudder at the thought of actually counting up the number in my house, but I can tell you it’s a lot. Most of the power-hungry gadgets have rechargeable batteries in them, while things like TV and DVD remotes have the less expensive throwaway kind. With this many batteries, I have three different chargers throughout the house. One thing I haven’t considered is keeping a battery charger in my laptop case.
I do carry a wireless mouse that uses AA batteries, so it would make sense to carry a charger. However, I really don’t like putting anything more in my bag than is absolutely necessary. I will say that this Freeloader Battery ChargerPop might just fit, seeing that it’s the “World’s Smallest USB Battery Charger.” Just $25 will make sure that you always have a fresh pair of AA or AAA batteries, no matter where your travels take you.