UltraLast Green Batteries

Rechargeable Batteries and Chargers

Put an End to Battery Battles

We’ve all been there: Pilfering batteries from one gadget so we can make another one run. Why is it our stockpiles of extra batteries never seem to be stocked?

It’s time for a change. Rechargeable batteries are there when you need them, and today’s high-tech options are engineered to perform just as well as ordinary disposable batteries. Like these rechargeable batteries from UltraLast. They can hold their charge for six months or more, and you can recharge them up to 500 times. That’s a whole lot of batteries you don’t
have to buy — or throw away. Just one UltraLast Green battery can keep as many as 1,000 disposable alkaline batteries out of our landfills.

If you really want to kick up the savings (on your wallet and the environment), check out UltraLast’s cool new Sol Charger. It has a built-in solar panel so you can charge a pair of AA batteries using the power of the sun.You can attach it to a backpack and juice your batteries while you’re on a hike, for instance. Or you can just set it in a window and let it tap the sunshine from inside your home. UltraLast also offers a traditional charging station that you plug into an outlet. It’s called the Smarter Charger, and it lets you charge up to four AA or AAA rechargeable batteries at once.

Forget frantic trips to the convenience store, desperate battery swaps and drawers full of possibly live (or not) disposable batteries. Life’s too short for more of those hassles.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jennifer

    I’m Jennifer Bellemare, and I’m so happy that our company is being featured by Daily Grommet today. So let’s talk about batteries, specifically the rechargeable kind, and why our Everyday Rechargeables batteries are making people think differently about the way they use batteries in their home. Did I mention our cool charger options? Watch today’s Grommet to learn more, and I’ll be here to discuss UltraLast Green with all of you!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/1/2009 12:24 PM

    Our family didn't go through many batteries...until...we got a Wii. Now we go through batteries so fast it makes my blood boil. I think the kids blame the batteries every time they lose a game and insist on changing them. I've been known to sit there with a battery meter and move batteries from the dead back to the living pile. I never considered rechargeable because my experience with rechargeable was how fast they lose a charge. It sounds like I'm thinking about the 'old technology' of rechargeable batteries and need to get with the new millenium. This will definitely be a savings for our family. I love that it can be used to recharge electronic devices as well...very smart.

  • June
    June – Grommet Team
    12/1/2009 12:24 PM

    Hi Jennifer, I have 2 questions:

    Can you use the Ultralast batteries with other chargers?

    How many times can you charge up your batteries? Thanks!

  • Annette
    12/1/2009 12:32 PM

    Wow! I had given up on using rechargeables because they never seemed to hold a charge for very long...but that was a while ago. I guess the new chemistry has made a difference. I will definitely take a new look at rechargeables. It seems like everything I own needs batteries!

  • Therese
    12/1/2009 12:32 PM

    I was apprehensive to use rechargeables because I didn't think they were powerful enough, but I have to say that these batteries are awesome! I'm so glad to see them on this site. I use them in my power-hungry wireless keyboard and mouse, in addition to my remotes. It truly saves tons of money and really brings the eco message home. good luck ultralast!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    12/1/2009 12:35 PM

    Hi June! Yes, UltraLast rechargeables can be charged with other chargers for Ni-MH batteries (just as our chargers can charge other brands of rechargeable batteries.) Our batteries can be charged up to 500 times, so they can last for many years.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    12/1/2009 12:41 PM

    Good point, Therese! UltraLast Green Everyday Rechargeables in ALL your household devices. They can replace those throw-away batteries in every application...remote controls, wireless keyboards/mice, clocks, even baby monitors and electric toothbrushes! Look around your house, you'll see dozens of places to use them.

  • Jorge
    12/1/2009 1:37 PM

    I definitely agree with the “…saves tons of money…” part because we will not have to invest anymore on tons of 1 time use batteries… plus, by using a solar panel charger I will be saving not only on batteries but on electricity and time as well because conventional chargers need electricity from home, cars, computers, etc (they just need to be plugged to something)... and by using a solar panel charger I just can go out been sure that I don’t need to be plugged for my devices to work and have energy. It is definitely a money saver…

  • Stacy
    12/1/2009 4:08 PM

    This product is the best product on the market. I have used it and will continue to use it. Makes great Christmas presents too!!! Everyone uses batteries.

  • Barbara
    12/1/2009 4:50 PM

    Two questions:

    1. Does the sol charger have an option to be used as a plug in charger?

    2. I lost my flip video rechargeable 2 AA battery pack. If I buy your AA rechargeable batteries, can they be recharged when they are in the flip video plugged into my computer's ISB port?



  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    12/1/2009 4:57 PM

    Barbara--the Sol Charger can charge batteries through the included USB cable when it is plugged into a laptop or a wall plug designed for USB charging. So, yes! It can be plugged in. On your second question, unfortunately individual AA rechargeable batteries would not be able to charge through your flip video. They will work to power it, but then you would need to use a separate charger to recharge the batteries.

  • Micky
    12/1/2009 4:59 PM

    My husband and brother in law are backpackers. How much does the sol charger weigh? It would be a great item for them to have in the backcountry if it is lighter than extra batteries.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    12/1/2009 5:07 PM

    The Sol Charger is feather-light at 4.8 ounces when loaded with 2 AA batteries for charging, or only 2.4 ounces without batteries. It's easy to clip it to a backpack and let it charge your batteries all day long while enjoying outdoor activities!

  • joe
    12/1/2009 7:50 PM

    Wow, Micky and Jennifer: this really is a great idea for backpackers and campers of any type -- another checkmark for my holiday shopping list!

  • Captain Quirk
    Captain Quirk
    1/27/2010 2:25 AM

    Well, I'm no mathematician, but if, as it says in the article, "you can recharge them up to 500 times", how is it that "just one UltraLast Green battery can keep as many as 1,000 disposable alkaline batteries out of our landfills"?

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Special Guest
    1/27/2010 11:59 AM

    Captain Quirk--UltraLast Green rechargeables last up to twice as long as alkaline batteries in high-drain devices, plus they can be recharged 500 times. That's a significant reduction in the amount of throw-away alkalines you'd be using by switching to rechargeables.

  • Lillyn
    1/31/2010 2:51 AM

    I work in a hospital where we use walkies to communicate with each other. There are at least 3 AA's a week x20 or more going into landfill. I brought mine home but really don't have anything to use them in /x a flashlight. Do you have a bulk discount I can give to my purchasing department?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/31/2010 11:46 AM

    @Lillyn - thank you for stopping by. Someone from the Daily Grommet team will be in contact with you!

  • Katie
    3/16/2010 5:36 PM

    Does the usb cable charge the batteries (ie from a computer) or can it be used to charge other devices, like a cellphone for instance, from the solar panel?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/16/2010 6:20 PM

    @Katie, with the Solar Power charger the batteries can be recharged either from the solar panels or via the USB cord attached to a computer. Once the batteries are charged, they can charge an electronic device via the USB cord.

  • Heidi
    5/31/2010 12:36 AM

    I'd really like to buy this for my daughter who is about to leave for Africa with the Peace Corps, but she needs something that charges AA AND AAA batteries. Does the UltraLast Solar Battery Charger in fact charge both those types of batteries, or just the AA's?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/31/2010 9:02 AM

    @Heidi - the Sol charger only charges AA batteries. The charger itself also becomes a charger for electronic items through its USB port and would be a very valuable item for your daughter. We wish her much success with her experience!

  • Kenneth
    10/13/2010 10:51 AM

    I recently purchased the sol charger pack; it's great! Do you think you will come out with a charger for C & D batteries?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/21/2010 3:52 PM

    @Ken: These are not currently in the works, but they have recorded your request. Thank you for posting!

  • Tom Mills
    Tom Mills
    1/10/2011 1:47 PM

    I'm using the Sol charger to charge batteries for the multiple wireless mice and keyboards in my office (5 combined total). I'm buying more batteries today so I've got a set for each unit, plus one more to charge. I figure I'll recoup my costs for the charger and the batteries in savings on batteries in about a year. Worth the upfront costs in my mind...the benefit environmentally is philosophical victory with greater value.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/10/2011 2:04 PM

    @Tom Mills: I just bought one as well! I agree, harvesting the sun's energy for this task just seems like the right thing to do!

  • Jon Vandergrift
    Jon Vandergrift
    1/10/2011 2:20 PM

    What is the power rating of these batteries in milliamp-hours (mAh)?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/10/2011 2:35 PM

    @Jon Vandergrift: I am researching and will let you know. Thanks!

  • Jon Vandergrift
    Jon Vandergrift
    1/11/2011 5:19 PM

    Found it on their website:

    UltraLast are 2100 mAh for AA, 750 mAh for AAA

    High-Power UltraLast are 2400 mAh for AA, 800 mAh for AAA

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/11/2011 6:34 PM

    @Jon Vandergrift: You are better than I am. I looked but couldn't find it and had a message in to our contact. Thanks for reporting back!

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