When it comes to rechargeable batteries, you won’t go wrong with the name Sanyo. After all, they are the ones who rolled out the eneloop series in the past, which are still going strong today. Heck, I have a few eneloops that I use around the home for my remote controls and old school digital camera, and they don’t show off any signs of wearing down despite so many charges over the years.

Well, it isn’t Sanyo’s character to just sit there without doing anything, which is why they have just announced the XX rechargeable batteries. These will naturally take a page out of eneloop’s book by relying on eneloop technology, making the XX powered by eneloop ready to use right out of the box as it can retain up to 75% of its charge after one year of storage. The XX powered by eneloop package of four AA batteries will arrive from next month onwards, retailing for $24.99 a pop. If you can’t wait, then look towards Amazon as they will be featuring the item for pre-sale starting from today onwards.

The XX is a Nickel-Metal Hydride battery that is suited for gadgets with high power consumption, where among them include DSLR photoflash units, radio control toys, walkie-talkies, game controllers and other equally demanding applications. They not only help you live out a green lifestyle, they are also green before you even purchase them – because back at the factory, they are pre-charged by solar power.

“Standard eneloop batteries are perfect for powering common household devices but XX powered by eneloop provides 25% more power for extreme usage requirements. And speaking of extreme, XX powered by eneloop provides rechargeable battery power even when temperatures get down to -4 degrees Fahrenheit,” said Tom Van Voy, Vice President and General Manager of the Digital Solutions Division for Sanyo North America.

Capable of being juice up to 300 times, the 2500 mAh capacity XX powered by eneloop batteries ought to be able to last longer than you think, where it will come in stylish black and silver design to symbolize its appropriateness for professional use.

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