Since the IMEDION batteries are so relatively new, DigitalDingus is unable to report whether in fact the IMEDION batteries give up to 85% power on a single charge a year later. However, just for the record, DigitalDingus has a fully-charged set of AA and AAA IMEDIONS which have been shelved since the first week of January 2008, and this review will be updated in 6 months, and early 2009 (or around December 2008) with the results. Until then, I can say the IMEDION batteries still have an edge over the typical NiMH you currently own. Why? Having the IMEDIONs in my hands for only a few months, they've retained their original charge much better than my sets of non-IMEDION NiMH batteries.
|IMEDION AA/AAA Batteries|
Features: Much longer charge retention versus typical NiMH rechargeable batteries. Up to 85% of the original charge is retained up to one year from the original charge.
Official Website: www.mahaenergy.com
MSRP (4-AA Pack): $13.95
MSRP (4-AAA Pack): $12.95
Current Price: Check Price / Purchase
IMEDION vs. Non-IMEDION
Over the last two months, I've had the opportunity to charge a set of AA and AAA IMEDION batteries, and it does appear so far, the IMEDIONs really do retain their charge considerably longer than non-IMEDION NiMH batteries. So far, This is great news, and I am very interested in keeping DigitalDingus readers up to date on the results.
From my initial experience with IMEDION batteries:
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PLUS
- IMEDION batteries do retain a longer initial charge than typical NiMH batteries
- Perfect for planning events
- Reduce your rechargeable battery costs even further
Two months of letting my AA and AAA IMEDIONs sit on the shelf with only the initial charge, I have observed some exciting results. IMEDION batteries do keep their charge longer than my NiMH batteries. This is one of the pivotal times in battery history, because the consumer can now actually store their power. Before, this was only dreamed of and wished for. It is now a reality with IMEDION.
- IMEDION batteries have demonstrated longer retention of one initial charge versus one initial charge of Maha NiMH batteries
Being able to store power for later use, can not only save money, but time. Valuable time--which is often priceless. How often do we get into a situation which was not foreseen, and we needed batteries immediately. The only choice was to stop by a local store and pay premium prices. Now, just charge a set or two of IMEDION batteries and let the situation present itself. No worries. No stress. The power is now in your hands.
Another point I'd like to make is IMEDION batteries are relatively inexpensive. Maha could have charged a lot more for these, but kept them within reach of anyone who wants them. If you figure around $3.25 or less per battery, this is one hell of a deal for a battery which can retain most of its charge for up to a year.
Since the IMEDION batteries have performed, so far, as Maha has explained, I certainly give the IMEDION batteries my highest rating. I will update this review in the coming months, and keep DigitalDingus viewers informed of any changes.
For now, I certainly recommend to anyone who normally use NiMH batteries, to at least try a set or two of IMEDION batteries from Thomas Distributing, my favorite place to shop for batteries and power, and see for yourself how IMEDIONs perform.