Mellow Mummy: Is your Christmas powered by batteries? : Taking life as it comes...

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Is your Christmas powered by batteries?

Like it or not, this Christmas, many of the girl's presents will be powered by batteries and I have learned from my mother-in-law the art of being prepared when it comes to Christmas batteries... I always have a large number of batteries of different sizes ready for action on Christmas day.

We recently got the chance to try out the Innotab 3 before Christmas.  The Innotab is notoriously draining on batteries so I thought it would be the ideal chance to try out Duracell Ultra Power batteries.  I know from past experience that the batteries that are supplied for free with lots of children's toys don't offer a lot of power and can be used up before Christmas day is out and I've learned that cheap batteries can be a false economy.

Our Duracell Ultra Power batteries managed to cope well with the demands of the Innotab.  When we had finished our loan of the product I was able to take the batteries out and, this is the genius part, check to see how much power they had left in them.  Using the innovative power-check mechanism, I simply had to press the pressure-points to see that they were still really full of charge.  I can see this being a great way of saving money in the future as I often worry that I am throwing batteries away without managing to use up all the charge and now I know I can check before I throw them to see if they have any more life in them!
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