Rechargeable versus Battery-Fueled Fun?

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Rechargeable versus Battery-Fueled Fun?

Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
Just curious here, but I was wondering which you preffered and why. Batteries can make for easy travel and some last a long while, and the overall vibe is cheap, but does a rechargeable make up your money by saving them batteries?
04/15/2012
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VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
Just curious here, but I was wondering which you preffered and why. Batteries can make for easy travel and some last a long while, and the overall vibe is cheap, but does a rechargeable make up your money by saving them batteries?
DEFINITELY rechargeable. It totally kills my mood if something runs out of batteries or goes weak in the middle of play. I refuse to throw away batteries and it's a pain to get down to the battery recycling place, so I try to limit the batteries I use overall.
04/15/2012
nosrslylol nosrslylol
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
Just curious here, but I was wondering which you preffered and why. Batteries can make for easy travel and some last a long while, and the overall vibe is cheap, but does a rechargeable make up your money by saving them batteries?
Rechargeable, hands down.
04/15/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I like both in different ways. Rechargeable is really nice and it saves on having to buy batteries. Plus I prefer waterproof toys, and I feel more secure with a rechargeable waterproof toy than with one that has a battery pack.

But if the toy dies on you then you have to wait a bit for it to charge again, whereas a battery-operated toy would simply require a switch-out (though I've never actually played long enough for a toy to die in the middle of everything). Battery toys are also nicer for travel, since you don't need to have the charger with you and even if you forget to bring batteries, it's not hard to find a place that sells them.
04/15/2012
Kissy Kissy
I am loving the rechargeable! As long as I keep them charged up!
04/16/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by Kissy
I am loving the rechargeable! As long as I keep them charged up!
I'm loving my rechargeable toys too - but I'm worried about recharge cycles. How long will they last before the recharge stops working - will it really save money vs. batteries?
04/16/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
My first battery-free toy is due in the mail soon (it's powered by USB on a computer), and I'm excited because I've heard that ones that don't rely on batteries are stronger!
04/17/2012
glassrose glassrose
I've only ever had one rechargable, but I'm torn. The rechargable does seem to last longer on a charge versus the battery drainers I like. However it seems if it's been a week or more since I last charged the rechargable I have to plan ahead and charge again to use it. The charge just goes away. This has been my first rechargable and perhaps they are not all like that, but if they are, again I'm torn as it's either plan ahead and charge for longer full strength or simply replace batteries if it gets weak.
04/18/2012
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