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2.0 out of 5 stars They don't last very long, January 1, 2012
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I've avoided the big name brands for batteries for a couple of years now unless they were on sale. I never noticed a difference in battery life from any of those other brands (Kirkland, Maxell, etc), but I have noticed that these Amazon Basics batteries just don't last very long. Some examples:

- I replaced the batteries in my wireless mouse in November with Amazon Basics AA. Yesterday (December 31) those batteries died and needed to be replaced again. Normally I go between 1-2 years, but this time I didn't even make 8 weeks.

- My daughter got an LED snowman light at the beginning of December that took 2 AA batteries (used the Amazon batteries). In 4 weeks, I had to replace the batteries 3 times.

- We rarely use our Wii, but I replaced the batteries in my Wii remotes with Amazon batteries at the end of October to play a few games with my daughter. We didn't play again until Christmas day, and the batteries were dead already.

I'm not ready to give up on these yet, but my current experience has not been that good. I got some Duracell AAs on a deal in December, so I am doing some comparisons now.
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Initial post: Dec 19, 2012 2:37:54 PM PST
Mr. Bedwell,

How did the Duracell's measure up to the Amazon Basics?

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 4:07:39 PM PST
DigitalMan says:
Yes, would really love to know the results of your test / comparison, thanks!

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 1:57:34 PM PDT
My comparisons with Duracell showed a big difference, so I have abandoned the Amazon Basics batteries.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2013 2:15:50 PM PDT
DigitalMan says:
Thank you for taking the time to follow-up :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2013 5:14:02 PM PST
D. Klein says:
I agree with DigitalMan - thank you for the follow-up post!

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 5:55:48 PM PST
Dave H. says:
I ordered these once for the typical small LED flashlights that take 3 AAA batteries. Even the Walgreen brand alkaline batteries last longer than these with the same flashlights. As the OP stated, these go dead and/or leak within weeks versus months or years.

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 1:45:53 AM PST
idommah says:
I hav a small wireless mouse. Even Duracell batteries don't last a year. maximum of 2 months for the batteries.

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 10:08:23 AM PDT
If you DON'T find a difference your doing something wrong. Duracell and energizer are and will always be "longest lasting" and our priced accordingly. The real question to ask is the price versus power duration. Basicly, how much power per dollar do you get. When these tests are done its often rayovac or walgreens batts that win far above Duracell or the Pink rabbit. So I don't think anything was really learned here.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2014 1:49:31 PM PDT
Spaceman says:
The best way to compare brands, mix them up... If you need 3 batts in an item, use a batt from each of the 3 brands you would like to compare. Then later, compare which has run down the most. This way, they have all been loaded the exact same amount. No more guessing. Now you know
!!! Of course, i am assuming the 3 batts are in series!!!
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