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 LED Flashlights Of 2014

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Most enthusiasts and reviewers agree that Fenix flashlights have the best build-quality and reliability for their price. Streamlight, one of the few brands of flashlights made in the U.S.A, is highly rated by reviewers on Amazon. Other top rated brands are: Cree, Dorcy and Surefire. Fenix TK-41: 860 Lumens The Fenix TK-41 U2, which shines at 860 lumens, is the brightest flashlight that runs on AA batteries. It uses eight AA batteries, and these can be rechargeable NiMH or alkaline AAs. The … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Keychain and Pocket Tools

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. The Fenix LD01 is barely large than the AAA battery it uses (we recommend using a low-discharge rechargeable NiHm AAA battery). It is very bright -- it produces 80 lumens on its highest setting, which is brighter than most full-size flashlights. The Fenix LD01 is solidly built -- it uses a Cree … [Read more...]