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Batteries swelled to unusable size after just under 1 year of light use. EDIT: (GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE)
on September 3, 2014
I went back and forth between 2 and 3 stars for these batteries. If you're looking for an inexpensive backup battery solution for your Olympus m4/3 camera, and you don't mind them lasting you a year or less, these are a great deal. They charge without issue with the included charger, and they hold as much juice as the factory batteries do.
If you think you'll be disappointed in a year when the batteries begin to swell so badly that you can't get them into or out of your camera, then look elsewhere. I don't know if it's a quality control issue that leads some people to have this problem and not others, but I certainly did, and I'm admittedly pretty disappointed. I also don't know if it's a problem that occurs with all of this company's products or just these batteries in particular. I have two backup batteries for my Fuji X-E1 made by Wasabi, so I guess I'll see in a year's time whether this is something I can expect from them on a regular basis. In the meantime, I'll be avoiding the brand.
EDIT: Just 5 minutes after posting this review, I contacted customer service, and they shipped me two replacements with no hassle for a small shipping fee. Upgraded the review to 3 stars, and I'll upgrade it further if the replacements do better than their predecessors. Great customer service is worth a lot; thanks guys!