Thursday, May 31, 2012

Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries {Review & Giveaway}

It is a testament to how many things in our house run on batteries (and how often they are forever needing changing) when my girls see a flower drooped over and say something like Oh, looks like that plant needs new batteries!

Considering it only takes one glance around our house to find a long list of toys, electronics, gadgets and more that are powered by batteries of all shapes and sizes, oftentimes I don't blame them for thinking that the rest of the world is run by these small, magic cylinders as well.

However, my chuckling at their childlike innocence only goes so far... because the hassle of picking up a remote control, camera or toy car and finding that it doesn't work yet again often has me gritting my teeth. Who wants to spend their time, energy and far too much money having to constantly change batteries?

Fortunately, Energizer has eliminated much of the chore of replacing batteries with their newly improved, long-lasting Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.

Energizer Lithium Batteries

After receiving an upgrade this spring, Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries now last up to 9x longer in digital cameras (previously 8x longer), when compared to Energizer MAX AA batteries. These improvements also translate to extended performance in other high tech devices like photo flashes, video recorders, GPS units, game console controllers, flashlights and headlights.

Even better? 9x longer translates to 9x less waste. So you're not only saving time and money, but you're helping reduce the number of batteries that your home discards each year. You just can't go wrong!

Energizer batteries

When it came time to put our Ultimate Lithium batteries to the test to see if they really would last longer, I immediately knew where they would go. First, for the kids:

kids video game

The girls have a variety of handheld games, but this one in particular seems to be forever needing new batteries. Whether they are playing separately or together, the call of Mama! This game doesn't work anymore! is heard at least once a month. The worst is when we've brought the game with us to help pass the time waiting at swim lessons or for an appointment and it won't turn on!

handheld game

Now that we have replaced the previous batteries with Energizer Ultimate Lithium, we haven't had an issue since! The game still shows that it has full power and I love knowing that we can grab this and go and not worry that it won't work or will run out of juice after a few minutes.

Along with the kids' game, I had my sights set on a device of my own to try out these new batteries:

cordless mouse

After having made the switch to a cordless mouse a few years ago, I'm hooked. I just can't go back to the restrictions of having a cord in the way all the time after having been freed from it! However, one of my biggest pet peeves is when I'm in the middle of typing and go to move the mouse... and the cursor stays still. Argh!

cordless mouse battery

After switching to an Ultimate Lithium battery, I have yet to experience a dead mouse since — the first battery is still going strong!

Energizer has been a leader in battery innovation for more than half a century and continues to deliver the performance improvements consumers have come to expect. By re-tooling the formula of the Ultimate Lithium batteries (including improved materials and construction), Energizer has once again proven that they are committed to providing only the very best.

If you are looking for the world's longest lasting AA and AAA batteries for your high-tech devices, these are lightweight, perform well in extreme temperatures and last up to 9x longer in gadgets such as your digital camera. Retailing for $9.99 for a 4-pack, the Ultimate Lithium batteries do cost a few dollars more than the original, but are worth it for the superior quality and longer amount of time that they last.

And, thanks to the generosity of Energizer, one person will be able to find out for themselves just how powerful these batteries truly are, because...

One lucky person will win two 4-packs of
Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to Energizer for providing two packs of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

195 comments:

amy beth marantino said...

the Wii remote and balance board

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

The Kids Toys!

Jennifer Van Dahm said...

Our video game remotes seem to run out the most!
jennifer (at) jennifervandahm.com

Tammy S said...

My automatic shower spray cleaners always seem to need new batteries.

Tammy S said...

My automatic shower spray cleaners always seem to need new batteries.

lisa said...

the kids leapster

Katrina said...

lots and lots of baby toys and my oldest daughter's leappad!
ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Marisa M said...

The computer mouse and several electronic gadgets that my kids use.
madmegid(at)yahoo(dot)com

PaulineMilner said...

Our Son's music equipment goes through a ton of batteries. I should own stock in Energizer by now!

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

dod@rogers.com

Vanessa Coker said...

We always need batteries on the baby's toys and my husband's wireless keyboard.

Tawny said...

The TV & DVR remotes seem to eat batteries like candy.

Juana said...

Flashlights & tv remotes

jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

ColleenMarie82 said...

My kids toys and my camera.

inman@mobap.edu

wigget said...

the wii remotes and the leapsters

linda9861 said...

Our remote is constantly using batteries,. The controls to the WII are next, the mouse, the security system and kids toys!

Anonymous said...

For sure the wii remote!

Lynda Del. said...

My computer wireless mice needs battery changing a bit often.
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

LesleyfromWI said...

Wii controllers

LissaDora said...

Wii controllers, yes, yes, and my SCALE and the one thousand one hundred and seven (I may be exaggerating) flashlights my spousal unit likes to keep around!

Sarah Rainwater said...

My son's bouncer is always running out of batteries.

B. Wilson said...

swing & bouncer in our house

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Computer wireless mouse
vmkids3 at msn dot com

BRandi Elam said...

Our Wii Remotes - we are always replacing the batteries in those things!

Tiffany N. said...

Wireless remotes!

Jessica said...

My bluetooth mouse. What a battery drainer!

jek9880 at gmail dot com

lilpinksocks said...

the kids toy dogs!
lilpinksock31(at)gmail(dot)com

adf said...

My sons baby swing

Melinda said...

Definitely my wireless mouse and all of my dd's toys, well, the ones that requires batteries at least!

Hippie4ever said...

My son's RC car.

Lisa & Fernie said...

My digital camera.

Sarah Lynne said...

The boys each have a leap frog tablet and it eats batteries like most people eat sliced bread!!!

Rebekah said...

My three boys' trains ALWAYS need batteries.

coliebear said...

We always need batteries for my kids' gaming systems.
lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

Jackie said...

The Wii Controllers
Thanks!

Ann Fantom said...

The batteries in our digital camera always seem to be dead.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

ann said...

Mostly my camera - then grandkids toys !!!
amhengst at verizon dot net

Stephanie said...

We always need batteries for our Wii!

James said...

wireless keyboard and mouse, wiiMote, and digital caera !

Christa said...

Remote for the tv.

tammy little said...

remote for the tv

Anonymous said...

The Flashlights rkmarsh@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Spacemonkey907 at yahoo.com says, we have TV remote that eats batteries!!

Cari said...

My digital camera eats through batteries like crazy!

Karen said...

I am always needing batteries... especially for flashlights.

clc408 said...

My camera always needs batteries.

amy beth marantino said...

my flashlights

Kia89 said...

The computer mouse and the remote control.
austma7@aol.com

susan1215 said...

My mouse and our gaming systems

s2s2 at comcast dot net

crystletellerday said...

computer mouse crystletellerday@yahoo.com

nd said...

flashlights

JSweeps said...

My digital camera always needs batteries.

sweepmom said...

My son always needs batteries for his Wii remote.

Hoa said...

My camera and wireless mouse.

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashley said...

Our remote control

bdiane34 said...

I think it would be easier to answer what item is Not in constant need of batteries, I have 5 kids, so tons of toys, electronics, remotes etc.

Lane Mahnke said...

Our exercise bike always need them!

Jan Messali said...

The baby bouncy seat needs batteries often, for the music and vibration.
janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

KPort207 said...

Wii remotes, my daughters toys, computer mouse...seems like its always something in need of new batteries

kport207 at gmail dot com

Tracey said...

wii remote and tv remote
traymona[at]aol.com

MommaMary said...

my toothbrush

katja9_10 said...

Our wireless computer mouse and Rock Band guitars ;)

Les Johnson

savvygirl65 said...

every remote controller DVD, Wii, tv...always need remotes

Sherri J.
savvyblog@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Ehlen said...

Wii remote - always

Karren said...

Leapster 2, digital camera, satellite remote controls, electronic toys/cars, wii remote...basically anything that the kids want to play with at that very moment in time!

llinda29 said...

the camera

Kristy Thiel said...

our flip camera uses a lot of batteries!

Katie Kondek said...

My Apple magic mouse ALWAYS needs new batteries.
kkondek at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Flaslights

Joy said...

Wii controller and board.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

cynthia said...

the tv remote

MELINA said...

my tv remotes are always in need of new batteries

Romapr said...

My camera eats through batteries very quick. Thanks!

romapup at gmail dot com

Laurel Klem said...

My Tv remote at the moment.

Anonymous said...

My flashlights

unicorn_angel@hotmail.com

debbiekl said...

Toys! And my booklight.

Anonymous said...

Seems like the camera is always dead and daughters Wii remote.
rwolfe1071@aol.com

Dorothy said...

My Battery operasted toothbrush

SavingsInSeconds said...

My kids always need batteries for their toys!
Dede

Nancy's Couture said...

The kids always need batteries in their toys

amasfun47 said...

My daughters cd player

Selinda said...

Wii controllers!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Dawn Anderson said...

Tv Remote

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

my sons mp3 player
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

lana said...

never have enough for kids toys

Teh Doll said...

the kids toys..
dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

mverno said...

we need them for the Wii
mverno@roadrunner.com

Yona Williams said...

My Wii remotes. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Alexis Grau said...

TOYS! I have probably 40 AA rechargable batteries in the house and they are ALL being use. Ok, maybe i use some for electronics, but still. My son's toys take so many batteries!
alexisgrau1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

enizete said...

tv remotes always out...

mindomatter76 said...

Our Wii remotes eat batteries! That is just about the only thing besides my digital camera...However, the Wii remotes is the biggest battery hog in our house!

rebecca said...

our camera seems to eat batteries. It's awful.

gitrecca at gmail dot com

freddie said...

My kitchen clock and pencil sharpener. dwelchert@yahoo.com

katychick said...

flashlights b/c my kids leave them on all the time
tcogbill at live dot com

Meghan Russell said...

The video game controllers and remotes guzzle batteries

Terra H. said...

My digital camera and the boys' R/C vehicles
Thanks
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca O said...

All of our remotes. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

Real Life FA said...

Our remotes to our tv, blu ray, and xbox controllers are always in need of batteries!

Tracie Brown said...

our computer
mouse

Leona P said...

video game controllers

willdebbie said...

The wii controllers and mouse for the computer
christal c

Jennifer said...

My baby's swing.

Jemima Puddleduck said...

the cable remote

ReggieMann said...

My Digital Camera

Linda W. said...

The camera and the Wii

Mps5732 said...

my remotes for the televisions

Start To Finish Supplies said...

I always need batteries for one of the remote controls. It seems like there is always a remote that needs new batteries.

katie at coverbutton dot net

Elaine said...

My camera always seems to need batteries.

Teressa Oliver said...

tv remote

kevin yates said...

the xbox 360 remote

Robichaux said...

The Roku remote and the Wii remote

Joretta Foster said...

tv and wii remotes

DeeAnn S said...

My wireless mouse eats up the most batteries! Thansk.
sweepster49 at comcast dot net

Angela said...

my camera!

Christina said...

The Wii Remote always needs batteries!!!

moonsword said...

Flashlights...dang things always get used too quickly! :)

KJ Skib said...

I would say the bagillion toys we have.

skibmama23@gmail.com

Brianna Seiler said...

My wireless mouse :)

Janna Johnson said...

my mouse
Thanks a ton! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

polly said...

tv remote
pkeintz@gmail.com

Melissa said...

My fire alarm needs batteries often.

Alicia said...

My little alarm clock.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

CindyWindy2003 said...

the remote controlls for the tv and dvd player, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Marianna said...

TV, radio and video game remotes!
Marianna

Kelly Grant said...

my wireless mouse and remotes

Cheri Dougherty said...

All of my remote controls need batteries all the time. There is so many of them in this house!

A Godly Homemaker said...

my 3 year old's flashlight needs them constantly!

lilyk said...

My remote controls always seem to be in need of new batteries.

Charice Adams said...

My Mac keyboard and mouse are always running low on batteries!

adamsfam2004@gmail.com

Sunnymay said...

Flashlights and TV remote and the stereo remote. It's funny thinking my ceiling fan was broken for a year and all it needed was a new 9 volt battery. I've cooled off now.

kyonac1 said...

My son's toys always need new batteries.
kyonac1@gmail.com

Sherry said...

Cameras
Savewish@yahoo.com

Leslie Galloway said...

The wireless mouse and the kids' leap pads

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie

@graywolfpack said...

My sons video game wireless remotes are always in need ot batteries!!
graywolfpack5@yahoo.com

Daniel M said...

my old 3.2 digital camera always need them - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

JR911 said...

xbox remote

Frugalista Mama said...

Flashlights!

floridafamilyoffour said...

The Geo Trax trains!

C.P. said...

I think an easier question might be what doesn't need batteries lol!! My kids' toys and our remotes definitely top the list!!

Christine Jessamine said...

my daughters toys always need batteries!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Kelly C said...

Wii controllers!

Anonymous said...

my sons Leapster always needs new batteries!
info(at)mijalphotography(dot)com

sparkedcat said...

My camera always needs new batteries.

Kelley F said...

My kids Leapster games always need batteries.

Francofamily4@aol.com

Jay said...

We need to replace camera battery and computer mouse.

Rachel Edgington said...

My Wii remote big time!!

Chrystal said...

My digital camera.

chrystaljns at gmail dot com

Missy L said...

My boys' Turtle Starlights thing. They use it as a nightlight and it runs through batteries quick

Veronica said...

The Xbox controllers for my kids

Anonymous said...

Wii remotes, camera, mouse

kdailey at students dot kaskaskia dot edu

brich2222 said...

our camera goes through a lot

brich22 at earthlink dot net

Mami2jcn said...

My camera uses a lot of batteries.

I'm entering on the rafflecopter under my Facebook name (Mary Happymommy). Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Our digital camera!

Barbara Scaff
lobsterpudding@yahoo.com

irenec said...

My husband has a WII system that forever needs new batteries.

jen said...

My camera, alllll the baby toys, and my daughters keepon.

Harold D said...

Remote Control is what I'm always running out of.

tannerboyle12@hotmail.com

Janet said...

The wii remote and my external flash for my camera.

miss_jama at hotmail dot com

tnrina said...

Toys, my camera and MP3 players seem to need batteries the most.
tnrinaatgmaildotcom

Kathlean Owens said...

My new LED desk light.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

The wii remotes and our flashlights hog the most batteries.

Erica C. said...

Our Xbox controllers use a lot of batteries.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

MizVickik said...

My camera!
Miz Vickik

ltlbitone said...

My portable radio

ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

Sandra K321 said...

My digital camera seems like it always has dead batteries.

seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

Tim Stephens said...

The xbox controller eats batteries my wife eating popcorn...

gohanxavier@yahoo.com

yyeres said...

our baby swing

CAJUNMAN12 said...

The kids toys always need batteries

julescar74 said...

The xbox and wii controllers are battery hogs

Johnny said...

2 Digital cameras and 4 remotes 1 digital camcorder

AngelWinner said...

Xbox remote and kids toys

Gianna said...

Digicam.

Kimbuckjr said...

Our Wii remote controls always need their batteries replaced. Whenever we're ready to play a Wii game or two, it never fails, the Wii remotes are dead and we don't have the correct batteries in the house. UGH!
kimbuckjr

Candice said...

Like many, the kids' toys and the Wii remote
thanks

Betty C said...

My camera goes through batteries like crazy.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Carolyn Daley said...

Xbox controllers & TV remotes

Deb said...

The kids are always needing batteries for their wii controllers

xcmiller93x said...

My camera. It uses batteries up too fast!

Marcy Murphy said...

My Mac Wireless Keyboard and mouse!

Melissa Shirley said...

My digital camera and my sons remote control toys
melissalucky43@yahoo.com

dale grim said...

i would have to say any remote controls!

tavernie said...

Our TV remote!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

candavis said...

My Xbox 360 remote and camera always need batteries

clynsg said...

My hearing aids and the TV remote.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

ladyvon5845 said...

My CD Player. ladyvon at grm dot net

Charles Burbridge said...

Our video game controllers.

Gina F. said...

In my house I am always in need for new batteries in my game controllers and tv remotes.

ginaferrell3 at yahoo dot com

Trisha McKee said...

Definitely the wireless mouse!

tridingermckee@gmail.com

Breanne said...

wireless mouse

mstoolman173 said...

My grandson's toys seem to alway be in need of batteries mstoolman173@aol.com

Anonymous said...

The portable radio!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

barb hunt said...

Thanks for the contest
bahjeep@aol.com

susie said...

our tv remotes.

swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

Mama V said...

My 2 year old son's toys always need batteries!

mamavresale@yahoo.com

Jim said...

My TV Remotes

jim.coyne2@verizon.net

Mandy B said...

I need these for all of my kids' countless toys that run on batteries.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

the tv remote.
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com