Would you replace all of your battery-operated toys with rechargeables?

Contributor: Hibangel Hibangel
I would, but I have too many favorites that use regular AA and AAAs. My battery charger is just as handy.
11/03/2011
Contributor: Kaltir Kaltir
We have too large of a collection to replace everything, and we enjoy some of our battery operated toys too much to get rid of them
11/03/2011
Contributor: LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
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Originally posted by lexical
I have been seriously considering this lately. I want to start phasing out all of my toys that require batteries. They cause me nothing but grief, despite being awesome toys in and of themselves, it's a pain in my butt and a drain on my wallet ... more
No, because I like my battery operated toys.
11/03/2011
Contributor: Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood
I am completely fine with battery-operated toys. When I worked in store for an adult novelty shop, I would always give a speech about the batteries and how it's EASIER to use AA battery products because it's super easy to find rechargeable AA batteries. I always suggested keeping the charger by the bed and just putting the batteries on the charger after every use. You're not supposed to leave them in the toy anyway. I practice this myself and it's never been a big deal. I don't care for products with watch batteries, though...
11/03/2011
Contributor: Kdlips Kdlips
I like both types of toys
11/03/2011
Contributor: P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by dv8
Why are people still using nonrechargable batteries?
Because rechargeables are not as strong as regular alkaline batteries. Duracell and Duracell Ultra are very strong, very long lasting regular batteries.

My husband explained to me why we shouldn't use rechargeables in our sex toys (I do have a Clit O Steel, so I need all the power I can get) and they have a lower voltage or lower wattage or something. We did a side by side test with new Duracells and fully charged fairly new rechargeables in both a Fun Factory vibe and a Joy Division toy, and the results were impressive. The Duracell alkaline won out every time over the rechargeables. Also, some toys, like some bullets simply don't take batteries than are available in rechargeables. One of my bullets takes an "L" battery. I've never seen that in rechargeables and I wouldn't buy a set of rechargeables for ONE toy.
11/03/2011
Contributor: PassionCpl PassionCpl
We haven't been working through toys looking for replacements, but rechargeable toys definitely take priority when we're ordering new ones.
11/03/2011
Contributor: Gimme More Gimme More
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Originally posted by lexical
I have been seriously considering this lately. I want to start phasing out all of my toys that require batteries. They cause me nothing but grief, despite being awesome toys in and of themselves, it's a pain in my butt and a drain on my wallet ... more
I just use rechargeable batteries
01/16/2012
Contributor: lalapetitee lalapetitee
I purchased the mimi to replace my battery operated clit vib but it doesn't do a damn thing for! :-(
01/16/2012
Contributor: PiƱa Colada Piña Colada
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Originally posted by lexical
I have been seriously considering this lately. I want to start phasing out all of my toys that require batteries. They cause me nothing but grief, despite being awesome toys in and of themselves, it's a pain in my butt and a drain on my wallet ... more
No seems too time/energy consuming.
01/16/2012
Contributor: switzerland switzerland
i haven't really thought about this, but i haven't had my toys long enough to be annoyed by battery changes.so i guess we'll see
01/16/2012
Contributor: EdenJP EdenJP
Quote:
Originally posted by lexical
I have been seriously considering this lately. I want to start phasing out all of my toys that require batteries. They cause me nothing but grief, despite being awesome toys in and of themselves, it's a pain in my butt and a drain on my wallet ... more
I am pleased with my decision.
01/16/2012
Contributor: bratofthekitties bratofthekitties
I lost power for a few days last fall and oh man did I wish for a battery power vibrator. Definitely needed in extended power outages.
01/19/2012
Contributor: EvilHomer EvilHomer
I don't think that we would choose to replace a perfectly good toy for only that reason, however for a it does play into the consideration when buying a new toy or replacing one that has stopped functioning properly.
01/19/2012
Contributor: Silverdrop Silverdrop
I've mostly done this. I have a few battery operated toys still, but have mostly upgraded to luxury rechargeable vibes.

I love having the nicer quality vibes, not having to worry about batteries (especially button batteries - HATE!), and love that the power doesn't go weaker over time, like it does with alkaline batteries. Occasionally I get surprised by a toy losing charge in the middle of a session, but I usually have another I can switch to, and I keep Evolved's Apollo Bottle Rocket as my backup vibe.
01/19/2012
Contributor: Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
LOVE using rechargeables. Wouldn't want to go back to old fashioned batteries.
01/19/2012
Contributor: unfulfilled unfulfilled
I buy rechargeable batteries and use those. I started using rechargeable batteries about 5 years ago right after I realized all my little boys toys required batteries and I'd go broke keeping them going. Best investment ever. Now that I'm still relatively new to sex toys, I order whatever I feel is best for me regardless if it's rechargeable (I have 3) corded (I have 1) or requires batteries (the majority of my toys).
01/19/2012
Contributor: bayosgirl bayosgirl
I would not replace my battery operated toys for rechargeables.
01/19/2012
Contributor: Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I'm in the process of replacing all my battery powered toys. They're too expensive to keep buying batteries for
01/19/2012
Contributor: Gracie Gracie
I am not really replacing the battery operated toys I have with rechargable versions. I dont think it is green to own 2 versions of the same toy. But when I get something new, I am trying to get rechargable toys from now on. I dont mind paying more for these since I will save money later by not having to buy batteries, and it saves frustration because I have on more than one occassion needed new batteries, thought we had some and they had been used in something else.(usally the wii remotes) It is hard to put a price on that but it is worth something. I'm sure there will be exceptions. When I get the Intensity that will be a battery operated toy.
01/20/2012
Contributor: Undead Undead
Quote:
Originally posted by lexical
I have been seriously considering this lately. I want to start phasing out all of my toys that require batteries. They cause me nothing but grief, despite being awesome toys in and of themselves, it's a pain in my butt and a drain on my wallet ... more
I would have a mixture but currently I only have the we vibe 2. You can always used rechargable batteries for battery powered toys!
01/20/2012
Contributor: Silverdrop Silverdrop
Rechargeable batteries are such a hassle though. Plugging in a toy to recharge is the easiest, using alkaline batteries is second, and using rechargeables is the most tedious. Not only do you have to change the batteries out, but you have to put them on and off the charger and remember which ones are charged and which not.

Here's a tip though - if you're ever discarding a cordless phone or other rechargeable device that has stopped working, you can take it apart and rescue the batteries out of it - they'll often be AA or AAAs that you can use in your charging device.
01/20/2012
Contributor: Apirka Apirka
I'm in the process of upgrading/replacing my battery operated toys, though I do currently use rechargeables for those.
02/18/2012
Contributor: Woman China Woman China
I don't plan on replacing all my battery operated toys with rechargeable ones. But when I go to look at a new toy, rechargeable vs battery operated impact my decision about 5%.
02/18/2012
Contributor: charletnarouh charletnarouh
Never really had toys that required regular batteries and am trying to avoid getting any. First vibe was rechargeable and all I've bought since are as well. I love my rechargeable toys and not having to worry about buying batteries.
02/18/2012
Contributor: Spring Spring
I like both. I prefer rechargeable but some toys are so great they are worth the annoying batteries.
02/19/2012
Contributor: pinkpottergirl pinkpottergirl
I would, but I am terrible at remembering to recharge things! Plus the batteries in them don't last very long
02/19/2012
Contributor: bh253 bh253
I have battery-operated toys, but I tend to only use the rechargeable ones. Just a convenience thing.
06/08/2012
Contributor: Kitka Kitka
I like having the option of changing out the batteries in a battery operated toy if a rechargeable should run out of juice before I'm finished playing.
06/08/2012
Contributor: quackbuster quackbuster
I use rechargeable batteries in all of my toys except the ones that I very rarely use (those just have regular batteries in them). The batteries are expensive, so it was a big expense at first, but I save a lot of money in the long run. I try to keep at least 2-3 extra fully-charged batteries around for emergency battery deaths.
06/08/2012