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I've had mine for over 7 months now... still impressed.
on August 25, 2013
Although I have read many negative reviews here of a competitors product, these batteries are great for me. Last Christmas I bought a "nasty" little Canon camera with an appetite for batteries. My previous one actually operated LONGER on NiMh batteries than it did on Alkaline cells.
This latest model however, - kills alkalines just as fast as the last camera, and refuses to operate at all on NiMh batteries, crying that they are dead as soon as they are inserted. It was either return the camera, or find a viable solution. The 1.65V of these cells "satisfies its appetite for voltage" and have been going strong.
I purchased 8 cells and the BPI charger from another vendor in early January 2013 (the build quality of the charger is not very sturdy...but that's my only compaint). I hope that the NiZn technology doesn't get a bad rap unless it truly deserves it...In other words, if the competitor's product isn't holding up due to poor quality manufacturing instead of an "immature technology" - it could "give NiZn a bad name" for everyone. As for these BPI cells, I have nothing but good to report so far - I'll revise this review if and when that changes...
BTW: I also bought some LSD NiMh Cells that were manufactured by "BPI" under the brand "EMB". They too are over a year old now, and still outperform new Eneloops, Duracell Precharged, etc. delivering closer to their labelled mAh rating when I random test a cell now and then by discharging it to 0.8V, recording capacity - and at a fraction of the cost.
I felt compelled to write this review after reading all the negative reviews of a competitors NiZn product. A part of me wishes I had some of those to test, but since I am very happy with these, I don't see that happening soon...