New Duracell Ni-MH's Have Longer Shelf Life Than Hostess Twinkies

Things are looking up for us rechargeable AA-powered flashers. First the high-capacity Ni-MH's, which totally rock but lose a charge when stored for too long. Then the slow-discharge Eneloops, which rock a little softer but keep their charge longer on the shelf. And now this:

Duracell has announced a new, ultra-slow-drain, Ni-MH AA battery that holds its charge for an entire year. Which, coincidentally, is the average length of time between paying freelance gigs for Patrick Smith.

At least his flashes will be ready.

Downside: $12.99 a four-pack. For now, at least.

:: Read the press release ::



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