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Pale Blue rechargeable batteries review: A worthy investment

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Pale Blue rechargeable batteries AA
Pale Blue rechargeable batteries
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
Charging
USB-C
Power
2550 mWh
Charge cycles
1000+
Anula Wiwatowska
Apr 18, 2024
Icon Time To Read2 min read

As we lean further away from removable batteries, the tech that still needs AA or AAAs can become a hassle. For those home appliances that haven’t made the switch to USB-C, rechargeable batteries are a great investment and the Pale Blue ones are worth considering.

What we like

Quick charge over USB-C: Each individual Pale Blue battery charges over USB-C, giving you flexibility to charge them by themselves with a variety of cables you already have. They recharge within the hour, and in testing worked just as effectively as traditional batteries.

They don’t overcomplicate it: How much time do you really spend thinking about batteries like this? You probably only think about them twice; once when they’re dead, and again when you’re looking at how expensive they are at the shops. Maybe a third time when you’re trying to remember the best way to dispose of them. The Pale Blue rechargeable batteries take up just as much brain power, if not less, while getting rid of two of these three instances.

While the batteries are more expensive than traditional batteries, they very well may be the last ones you ever have to buy. With a lifetime guarantee, and their consistent performance, these batteries will almost certainly get you through until the technology is grandfathered.

What could be improved

Included charging dongle is USB-A: Despite the batteries themselves charging over USB-C, the included charging dongle is USB-A. This format is slowly going away so it will be harder over time to find compatible wall plugs. It would have been great to have the whole dongle full of USB-C cables, but admittedly it may get a bit confusing having five of the same cable coming curdling around each other like some kind of pent-opus.

Batteries get very warm while charging: Charging does generate heat, but the batteries themselves get noticeably warmer while on the charger. Some heat is normal, especially when charging quickly, but it is worth noting that some wall plugs may be too powerful for these batteries and could cause overheating and damage to the batteries.

Pale Blue rechargeable batteries penta-pus charger

How much do Pale Blue rechargeable batteries cost in Australia?

Pale Blue rechargeable batteries start from $49.95 for a pack of four AAAs.

Prices are accurate as of the publish date. We may earn money if you purchase something through one of these links.

Should you buy Pale Blue rechargeable batteries?

Pale Blue lithium-ion batteries are convenient, easy to use, and minimise the pain points around using traditional batteries. Plus for the price of around 40, good quality AA batteries you can get four Pale Blue rechargeable ones that will easily outlive the disposable ones.

While the included charging dongle is likely to be obsolete in a handful of years, USB-C won’t be so the batteries themselves will be good for many years to come. The next time you find yourself in need of any kind of battery, investing in Pale Blue rechargeable ones instead will undoubtedly be the best choice you can make.

Anula Wiwatowska
Written by
Anula Wiwatowska
Anula is the Content and Social Media Editor within the Reviews.org extended universe. Working in the tech space since 2020, she covers phone and internet plans, gadgets, smart devices, and the intersection of technology and culture. Anula was a finalist for Best Feature Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards, and an eight time finalist across categories at the IT Journalism Awards. Her work contributed to WhistleOut's Best Consumer Coverage win in 2023.

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