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The Best Rechargeable Batteries on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about other reusable, ecofriendly goods like metal straws, water bottles, and food-storage containers, here we’ve rounded up the best rechargeable batteries on Amazon that’ll never end up in a landfill. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best rechargeable batteries and charger sets

AmazonBasics AAA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries and AA & AAA Battery Charger With USB Port Set
$30 at Amazon

“If you have not considered rechargeables since decades back, it is time to reconsider. These newer units last a lot longer. Maybe only half the life of a Duracell, but you can recharge them hundreds of times. Also, we have had these for probably two years and they still charge right up. I use them in everything, and I have not had one die on me yet. We used to go through hundreds of batteries a year. I have probably saved myself hundreds of bucks in that time.”

EBL D-Cell Rechargeable Batteries With C, D, 9V, AA, & AAA Battery Charger
$40 at Amazon

“I love it! My dumb self forgot to check if my automatic cat feeder needed batteries before bringing it home. Of course it did, and it needed D batteries. I refuse to spend $15 on two D batteries that I’ll eventually throw away, so I went to Amazon to find rechargeable ones. This one comes with four D batteries and your charging station. So far I love it! I can also charge my AA and AAA rechargeable batteries in there as well. Case is sturdy, and it turns off when they are done charging.”

Best rechargeable AAA batteries

AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (12-Pack)
$12 at Amazon

“Love these batteries so far! My toughest application so far is a scoreboard for an indoor kids’ two-hoop basketball game. That thing ate up batteries incredibly quickly because we leave it on 24/7. So far, I have only had to recharge these batteries once, whereas using traditional AAs I would have gone through at least three sets so far! I am very happy I switched to these rechargeables! Good price, with a good service life that will definitely overcome the higher initial purchase price. (TL;DR — You will save money over the long run!)”

Panasonic Eneloop AAA Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries (4-Pack)
$10 at Amazon

“Eneloop batteries, regardless of size, as I use several different sizes, are just amazing. While they do cost a little more than other rechargeable batteries, they are worth every penny. They provide solid consistent power through their entire charge and hold their charge in storage amazingly well. I discovered Eneloop Batteries when I was researching batteries for my digital camera several years ago, and found that among people who really understood rechargeable batteries, they all pointed to Eneloop for the ultimate in battery power. I was just amazed at the difference between Eneloop and every other rechargeable battery I had tried previously. They hold more power, which translates to better, longer performance in the device.”

Best rechargeable AA batteries

Energizer Rechargeable AA Batteries Pre-Charged (8-Count)
$20 at Amazon

“In my view, you cannot go wrong with rechargeable batteries. I have a garbage can with a battery-powered lid, which is very nice. The problem was, it was going through six AA batteries very quickly. I didn’t like throwing them away each time, and even when new they didn’t seem powerful or last very long. That all changed with these rechargeable batteries. They are much more powerful and last a lot longer than the store-bought non-rechargeable batteries. I am sold on rechargeables and plan to continue to add more and other sizes as time goes on.”

Survival Frog EasyPower USB AA Rechargeable Batteries (4-Pack)
$30 at Amazon

“These rechargeable USB batteries are so neat! Rechargeable batteries are always handy to have, but being rechargeable via USB makes these so versatile. They take less than an hour to charge fully. The product seems to be of great quality, and the batteries have long lives. Comparable to any good Duracell battery. I would definitely recommend these!”

Best rechargeable C batteries

EBL C Cell Rechargeable Batteries (4-Pack)
$18 at Amazon

“Very Happy with this purchase. They really seem to last for a long time after a full charge. I’m using them outdoors in a device to scare away raccoons. So far these batteries are doing an excellent job. Haven’t lost one since. Plus it’s a great way to save money and keep extra batteries out of our landfill. Highly Recommend!”

Energizer Recharge C Batteries (2-Pack)
$7 at Amazon

“These Energizer rechargeable batteries hold a charge for a long time! I never use disposables — these are a renewable energy source, making them very cost effective and better for the environment. I prefer Energizer over other brands. It’s worth the extra investment to get something you know is going to work!”

Best rechargeable D batteries

EBL D Battery D Size Rechargeable Batteries (6-Pack)
$34 at Amazon

“I use these for baby products because you just need so many batteries. These last a really long time and recharge well. I highly recommend these because they hold their charge so well. The product ends up paying for itself after a couple of recharges, and it’s a green solution!”

Best rechargeable 9-volt batteries

Tenergy 9V High Capacity Rechargeable Batteries
$14 at Amazon

“If you’re toying with the idea of making this kind of investment and have any gadget that’s eating your batteries, I’ll gladly push you off the battery-buying cliff and tell you that these are absolutely better than I’d ever expected. The charge actually lasts longer than the standard run-of-the-mill Energizers and Duracells, and when you run low, drop ‘em back on the charger, and you’re ready to go in a few hours.”

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The Best-Reviewed Rechargeable Batteries on Amazon