The Best Battery Chargers Of 2012

Best Rechargeable Battery Chargers

The chargers featured below are some of the "smartest" out there -- they have built-in protection to prevent overcharging or undercharging, and they also perform battery testing and recovery. You can also check out our review of the best AA Rechargeable batteries.   LaCrosse Technology BC-1000 Alpha Battery Charger The LaCrosse Alpha BC-1000 Charger has sophisticated monitoring circuitry that controls the charging process, and it is also capable of "reconditioning" batteries by … [Read more...]

The Best Rated Boat Batteries

DieHard Platinum PM-1

Marine batteries come in three basic varieties: starting, deep-cycle, and dual-purpose. Starting batteries provide strong bursts of power to crank an engine and are not meant to endure repeated discharge/recharge cycles. Deep-cycle batteries, on the other hand, aren’t built to start an engine. Instead, deep-cycle batteries provide a consistent power output for a long period of time, perfect for running trolling motors and accessories. Starting batteries and deep-cycle batteries aren’t meant … [Read more...]

The Top Rated AA Batteries

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After studying ratings on sites such as Consumer Reports, Amazon, PC Magazine, and CandlePowerForums, we’ve come up with a list of the top rated AA batteries. Today, the top rated batteries are hybrid Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) cells, such as the Eneloops featured below. These hybrid batteries have a lot going for them: they come fully charged (like alkaline batteries), and they can hold their charge over six months (unlike regular Ni-MH rechargeables). Because they can hold their charge … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Laptop Chargers Of 2011

Brunton Impel

External laptop batteries are a portable way to add extra running time to your computer. These power packs typically include interchangeable tips and have the capability to output different voltages so they can accommodate as many different laptop makes and models as possible. Universal laptop chargers have different capacities and employ different battery technologies. Always check to be sure your laptop is compatible with a charger. We’ve examined expert and user reviews on sites such as … [Read more...]

The Best iPhone Chargers Of 2012

dreamGEAR i.Sound Portable Power Max

Today, we use smartphones and tablet computers wherever we go. However, batteries life tends to be a constant issue. That's why carrying a spare USB charger in your daypack or purse makes a lot of sense. In most cases, you just need a bit of power to make a call or access the internet. USB chargers all contain a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and a USB socket that outputs 5 volts. The difference is the power capacity of the batteries inside the chargers, and this capacity is measured in … [Read more...]