forgot to write: yes I do prefer more programming-based content, but this is good brain-trainging too.
I think the only place where I’d see a benefit with rechargeable batteries is at work, in my mediocre “noise-cancelling” headphones. The only other battery-operated gadgets I can think of are:
- Remote controls (self-discharge kills it)
- LED or MAG lights (used so infrequently that self-discharge is a problem here too)
- Digicam (uses its own special battery pack)
- Cordless phones and cell (use their own batteries/chargers)
- Various tools like laser levels and stud finders, again used infrequently
I think that’s it. What else takes batteries? The only thing I can think of that really rips through batteries is a portable audio player, and since I don’t take the bus, I don’t need one of those.
Oh and josh, it’s actually not like putting a moped motor in a pickup, it’s more like filling the gas tank 1/3 of the way. It’ll run perfectly fine, you’ll just have to refill it sooner.
Nice article :).
It’s amazing how much of our lives could be dramatically improved if all the best technology was widespread.
I’m amazed that so many people still buy disposable batteries. Myself and my family are a few of the culprits. It’s just not convenient to have to re-charge batteries after re-use, it’s so much easier just to throw them in a drawer and make others figure out whether or not they have any juice left in them ;D. On a more serious note though, this has woken me up to just how much re-chargable batteries would save in the long run.
You had me laugh at enjoys recharging batteries.
2017-update - what is the recommended smart charger nowadays? Preferably one with more than 4 slots.