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If you didn’t know, myself and my family are huge gamers. We have basically every console you can imagine, which means LOTS of batteries to power our many controllers. One of the worst things to happen to a gamer is for a controller to die right in the middle of a battle or important part of a game. That is why I chose the NEW Duracell Optimum batteries. Let’s just say I have learned why Duracell is the #1 trusted brand!
Why We Love Duracell Optimum Batteries
We have a Rite Aid in town, and it is the perfect place to pick up our everyday items, which includes batteries. We were thrilled to see that Duracell Optimum batteries were coming to this store, and we were lucky enough to have received a free trial of Optimum batteries from Duracell to use before they arrived in stores. These are new, and boy oh boy, I’m so glad that we discovered them. They come in AA and AAA, which is great because these are the two sizes I need for my different gaming controllers. They are also in pack sizes of 4, 6, and 12.
In a wide range of devices they deliver extra life* in some devices or extra power* in others vs. Coppertop AA/AAA batteries! And if you are a gamer like me, you know just how important that is. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of a boss fight and your controller dies. That has happened to me on more than one occasion. I will say that my husband loves it when I am in a battle against him in any of our favorite fighter games. He takes advantage of it and gets me. But thanks to Duracell Optimum, I now have extra life*.
Keeps You Organized
If you are anything like me, you have a junk drawer that is jam packed with, well, mostly junk. But also batteries. They fall out of their packages and you are left wondering, “Are these used or are they new?” Well, that WAS me. Not anymore, thanks to the brilliant packaging of the Duracell Optimum batteries — because it is resealable. Yup, the packaging has a slide-out tray that is resealable and reusable. How amazing is that? Finally, my junk drawer, at least the batteries portion of it, is organized! This is another reason that I just LOVE these batteries. I am a big neat freak, so this is a HUGE plus for me.
Forgetful Gamers Will Benefit
Honestly, I have never been the best at remembering things. So while my husband knows exactly when to change the batteries in his controllers, I often forget. This means my controller dying at less than ideal times. But thanks to the Duracell Optimum batteries extending the life of my controllers, they have extended my game play! I also really enjoy gaming on the PC when I have time. And trust me when I say that a PC mouse sucks down batteries faster than you can ever imagine, especially when you are gaming. I now keep a pack of Duracell Optimum batteries in my desk drawer so I can pull them out when I am in a pinch and need a quick battery change, which honestly, is less often now.
Other Great Uses for Duracell Optimum
Since I have two little girls, with lots of electronic toys, these batteries are now a staple in our home, used not just for gaming, but for everything. This cuts down on the “Mommmm, my [FILL IN THE BLANK] died!!! I need batteries!“, that I hear on a weekly basis. These cries have become much more scarce now, and I am so thankful to Duracell for that. We have completely switched to Duracell Optimum in our home, and are so much better off for it. If you are a family of many battery powered electronics like we are, I highly recommend you try these out! I don’t think you will regret your decision one bit.