Duracell Launches New Rechargeable Batteries

Duracell has announced additions to its rechargeable battery line to meet the growing demands of high-drain devices like digital cameras. The new nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, which include 2500 mAh AA and 900 mAh AAA cells, will arrive on mass market, specialty and drug store shelves in September 2005.

The new products include Duracell's highest capacity rechargeable AA and AAA cells ever, marking a significant enhancement to the existing line and demonstrating the company's commitment to the category. Tests show the new AA 2500 mAh NiMH batteries can be recharged hundreds of times and will yield up to 325 pictures with every charge.

In addition to high performance rechargeable cells, the company also offers a range of NiMH chargers that maximize convenience by charging most battery brands' AA and AAA NiMH cells in as little as 30 minutes.

Duracell's new 2500 mAh and 900 mAh rechargeable batteries will be available in two, four and eight cell packs. The suggested retail price for a four pack of cells ranges from $9.99 to $13.99.