Dude, all that for $25 alone is enough to make it a steal, if it can answer these two questions with satisfactory answers:Costco had a special on them, but they are now on a side aisle there [I bought three more of the kits at Costco last week.] They come in a blue plastic box, with a charger, C and D adapters, 8 AA and 4 AAA batteries, all for $25 [at Costco].
How long do they take to charge?
During active use, how many total straight hours would it take to drain those batteries?
For comparison, the current set of 8 Duracell rechargeables I currently use (4x 2400mAh and 4x 2640 mAh):
-15 minutes to charge
-Roughly 14 hours of use with full rumble and speaker volume, give or take a couple hours. This is almost a year after I started using them, as they lasted over 20 hours easily when I first bought them)
-Charger + 4x 2400mAh batteries cost $20, while the extra 4 2640 mAh batteries cost me $8 more.
Regardless of your answer, though, it's a shame that I've already been using my Duracell Rechargeables for close to a year. Oh well, I'll look into these whenever my current rechargeables run low on juice.
I do have to admit that they sometimes drain really quickly when idle, though. I usually have 3 sets of batteries simply stay in controllers, and one fully charged set set sit idle by the charger (so I essentially have a set ready to use whenever one set in the remotes die and need charging)--there was one situation where the set sitting next to the charger lost a good portion of its power.
Really? For some reason I never paid attention to that detail. What's the worst that could happen with using 1.2v rechargeables? Can't damage electronics with power sources outputting a lower voltage, correct? So there's nothing to be concerned about?They work in the Wiimotes for now, which requires AA 1.5v... go