Thursday, July 18, 2019

Anker Alkaline 24-Count AA Batteries

Anker Alkaline 24-Count AA Batteries

Though I was not planning on getting these Anker Alkaline batteries, since I anyway needed to buy some for home, and after reading some of highlights in the community - decided to buy these. Bought Anker AA 24-Pack batteries from Amazon during a deal for $8.47 with 47% off coupon, with regular price being $15.99.
This is simple review, more of layman terms, understandable by anyone looking for AA / Double AA batteries for devices such as Remotes, Clocks, Toys.

Packaging

The batteries came in signature Anker Packaging in White-Blue composure with 24 Anker Batteries paired in small packs of 2 each, Happy Card with Anker support details (been included since almost the first Anker products.


The best part from observation of un-boxing is the packs of 2 batteries, so that we open the packs only when needed, rather than opening the entire stack / seal of batteries… makes it easier to store stack the batteries in the Anker box in which it came or battery stash at home.

Price

Anker Alkaline AA 24-count batteries are priced at $15.99 on Amazon (with 47% discount available as of writing this review). I bought these for the discounted price at $8.50, with the discount, this is good deal.
In market, however there are other brands sold at wholesale such as Duracell AA Alkaline 40-count batteries at $16.99, Kirkland AA Alkaline 72-count batteries at $19.99. However considering the features implemented in Anker Batteries, it is worth investing in Anker Brand. Now that I got the 24-count pack, will not be going for more batteries for at least next 9 to 12 months.

Features

The main killer feature highlighted on Anker AA / AAA batteries is the 10-year shelf life, meaning Anker Alkaline batteries can sit on the shelf for up to 10 years without losing their power. In the past, I have bought these disposable battery packs and since these were not used for more than a year of so, have seen some leak, die out soon.
Only way to test the 10 year shelf life, is to keep these batteries (will make sure to keep at least 1) for 10 years, I will write a follow-up review in 10 years from now :wink:
The other 2 features I was interested are Adaptive Power & PowerLock
Anker has built Adaptive Power, into these Alkaline batteries delivering only the power that the device requires, received positive / satisfactory response from Anker on my query how these worked, which prompted me to go for these batteries (you can read here),
PowerLock is the other feature which prevents any leaks and secures power inside the battery case.
Other listed features can be found here

Testing

For now have used the batteries for my home clocks (3 clocks with 1 battery each), Roku 2XS Bluetooth remote (2 count), since these are considered as low-drain devices, these should drain little power and should last longer.
Have also put 2 of these into Logitech Harmony Remote (replaced the rechargeable batteries with Anker AA batteries) since this remote is heavily used. I usually recharge the Logitech remote once in 15 days, so should be able to find out how long Anker AA batteries last.
Will post updates in this space.

Expectation, Final Lines

Coming from Anker brand known for great powerbanks and leader in charging technology (wired / wireless), I had expected Rechargeable batteries, however there are small steps to be taken before bigger ones, hopefully Anker comes up with rechargeable AA / AAA batteries with options of recharging via Micro-USB, USB-C,… (or Wireless charging… Anker can always surprise us :slight_smile: )
I strongly suggest buying these Anker AA batteries from Amazon for the discount deals going on for AA (47% discount coupon) / AAA (50% discount coupon) batteries

Purchase


Monday, July 1, 2019

Anker PowerLine II 3-in-1 Cable Lightning/Type C/Micro USB Cable

Anker came-up with the One for All Cable - greatly helps reducing clutter and need for 3 separate cables. The product (White or Black cable) comes packed in a small box with Signature Anker packaging in blue color with happy (Warranty card), have the White cable for review here.




Have been using the Anker 3-in-1 White Cable for for almost a year, and it is still going strong, with the connector heads changed from / to Lightening to USB-C. Main cable lead is a Micro USB head, with the other Lightening and USB-C connectors attached with durable connectors. 

 


I use the cable to charge iPhone and Samsung S8/S9, as well as Bluetooth Headsets (used Anker Soundbuds Rise Wireless headset here) interchanging multiple times during the day, and not see cable or cable connectors showing any fatigue after many bends and pulls. Cable itself is 3 ft in length and good for carrying in laptop carry-case / back packs for commutes, and also on office desks charging devices, usually iPhone, wireless headsets and battery power packs, and a great companion with PowerCore 5000 portable power bank.




For connecting the lightning or USB-C heads, it important to make sure the "Anker" Logo faces you, with connector attachment coming from the right hand side, this is designed and aligned in a way to ease the connections. Note that only 1 device can be charged at any time, based on the connector head attached (iOS / USB-C devices) or using the Micro USB head. 





Cable with Lightening connector can be used to charge the iOS device as well as Data transfer, i use it with iTunes to transfer data / media. Same with Samsung S8/S9, charges the device as well as assists in data transfer. There is a Velcro Anker cable strap, ties the cable together. 

                                       


Have used other PowerLine series cables from Anker, and this is an addition to the list with an exceptional quality, reducing the cable clutter!

Anker Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable, Lightning/Type C/Micro USB Cable is available on Amazon in Black and White colors.


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