£1 for 12 Sony ultra heavy duty AA carbon zinc batteries at poundland - HotUKDeals
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Was suprised to see these batteries here, I know I got some in my Sony Remote Control and they lasted forever...
Good buy.
Deal doesnt show online but there were tons of them so presume they will be nationwide.
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#1
Good for low drain devices such as remote controls. Not good though for high drain like a camera or MP3 player.
#2
These are Zinc carbon batteries :)

FOCUS DIY have BOGOF on 12 Alkaline Philips AA or AAA batteries for £2.99. ie. ~ 12p each for alkaline batteries.
#3
Voted hot.
#4
COLD

Poundland had 8 alkaline (BOGOF on 4 pks) kodak batteries a week or so ago (might be still on...) - effectively the same price as FOCUS
#5
12 sony batteries for £1!! sounds good to me, have some heat:thumbsup:
#6
They last no more than 1 wk in a Wii remote.
#7
Only useful for wall clocks and remotes really.
#8
Been using these for months , better than the kodak ones and the generic low quality grey ones they sell, last around a month in my mouse 2-3 months in my keyboard and a week in a wii remote but a wii remote is high drain. Voted hot
#9
Great contribution to the 700 batteries which go to UK landfill each year! For low drain applications buy some Uniross Hybros, Sanyo Eneloops or Vapex Instant and recharge once a year. Voted cold.
#10
mystik
Great contribution to the 700 batteries which go to UK landfill each year! For low drain applications buy some Uniross Hybros, Sanyo Eneloops or Vapex Instant and recharge once a year. Voted cold.


Recharging batteries uses quite a bit of electricity therefore contradicting this green warrior stance :p
#11
kungfu;1831128
Recharging batteries uses quite a bit of electricity therefore contradicting this green warrior stance :p
Nope - they take an insignificant amount of electricity compared with the energy taken to manufacture a battery (rechargeable or not) in the first place, not to mention package it and transport it, and you are not producing toxic waste either.
#12
badgerrules;1830939
12 sony batteries for £1!! sounds good to me, have some heat:thumbsup:
No, not at all. Do not get hung up on brand names. "Sony" (a dubiously over-inflated brand in the first place) means nothing. "Zinc carbon" means everything - i.e. the crappiest form of battery. No-name alkalines are much better value, and rechargeables are much better value still (costing a fraction of a penny per charge).
#13
Recharging takes barely measurable amounts of electricity - I'm with pibpob, go the Hybrio/Eneloop route. With a decent charger, you'll never need buy batteries again.
#14
I have these, this offer has always been on as last October I thought I was being a "smart a***" and bought £10 worth and they are rubbish!

In my wireless apple mouse they last 2 weeks, standard batteries usually last around 3 months! Wireless Apple keyboard around the same again. PS3 remote Control they lasted 4 weeks. TV remote 2 weeks.

They are perfect emergency batteries but dont expect to use them as a cost cutting measure, over the space of a year you probably spend more!
#15
OP is about standard batteries and should be judged as such , rechargeable batteries are a different kettle of fish. As a standard battery 12 for a quid is a good bargain.You can also buy 2 rechargables and a charger both at £1 each from the same shop.
#16
Saw them today. Nice one

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