Batteries, batteries and more batteries. It seems like we are always running out of batteries here at my house. Batteries for the electronic toys, the remote control cars, the remotes for the TV, DVD, and Wii, flashlights, book lights and more. Most of the batteries we use are the AA and AAA type. With the occasional C and D thrown in to the mix. It seems that the batteries, especially the ones for the toys just don’t last very long. You would think after all of these years and with new technology they would invent a battery that lasts longer.
Well Energizer may have finally come up with a solution to this problem. Recently I was introduced to a new battery called the EnergizerMax. They claim to be the first battery to completely mercury free and have a shelf life of 10 years. This sounds good to me but do they last longer than other batteries? There is only one way to find out and that is to put them to the test.
Before I tell you about the test let me share with you a recent experience I had. I was invited to an Energizer and Crayola event right here in Manhattan. They told me it would be a fun event for young children so I brought my daughter along. The event proved to be very interesting. They had a variety of Crayola products for the kids to try out and play with. My daughter loves to do art and we have multiple Crayola products in the house so I knew my daughter will love this event.
My daughter is trying out the Crayola Light-up Drawing / Tracing pad
Check out these battery powered Crayola Toys. They are Digital Light designer, Glow Dome and Sketcher protector.
They also gave us some Energizer Max AA batteries and some cool flashy magic crayola paper and markers. They also informed me about a great promotion between Energizer and Crayola Power the Creativity. You can save up to $20 on Crayola toys mentioned above or select Crayola products when you buy specially marked packs of Energizer MAX AA-16 and AAA-16 batteries. Click on the Power the Creativity link for more details.
I almost forgot they also gave me a new flameless Honey Vanilla wax candle that is made with real wax and is scented.
This was a nice surprise because it looks and feels like a real candle and I can’t wait to get it going in my living room while we watch the movie. With little kids running around I have to be very cautious when using lit candles. With these flameless candles I don’t have to worry about them getting knocked over and injuring my kids or starting a fire. I loved the way they look as well, they come in different shapes, sizes and scents. I am picking these for my mother in law gifts for the holidays. She loves candles so she will be pleasantly surprised. I am also thinking to pick these for my co-workers gifts. They will go nuts..lol
My daughter and I were very happy to be a part of this Crayola & Energizer Max event. We both had a great time and learned about some fantastic new and innovative products.
I think the Energizer Max batteries will make great stocking stuffers and are a good fit for all of your toys and electronics. Ooops I almost forgot something. I didn’t tell you how my test worked out for these new batteries.
I took one battery operated car toy that my son has and tested it using two brands of batteries. I used the standard Energizer batteries and the Energizer Max brand for my test. The test was pretty simple. I put the batteries in the toy car turned it on and let it run. I timed how long each brand of battery lasted before conking out. The results were that the Energizer Max batteries lasted longer.
I look forward to eventually replacing all of the batteries in every device within my house to Energizer Max brand.
For more information check out Energizer website and connect with Energizer on Facebook for fan only giveaways and special savings.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Energizer. I attended an event and received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and writing are mine and mine alone.
Irina is the owner and editor at I love my kids Blog. Mom of 2. She enjoys writing about parenting tips, DIY projects and feature lots of toys and products for family and kids of various ages.