Panasonic PowerEdge AA. Available in July for $5.99 per four-pack, specially designed for the digital camera market. Panasonic contends its new PowerEdge AA batteries are first-of-their-kind nickel-zinc batteries will give consumers' digital cameras up to 50 more shots than a camera powered off of regular alkaline AA batteries. Call (800) 833-9626 or visit www.panasonic.com.
Energizer e2 Photo Lithium AA. Available now for $12.99. These lithium batteries pack five times the power of conventional alkaline batteries into a standard-sized AA cell. Along with giving digital cameras longer battery life, the e2 Photo Lithiums also help improve flash recovery and cut down on recycle time. Plus they weigh one-third less than most AA batteries. Call (800) 383-7323 or visit www.energizer.com.
Rayovac Rechargeable NiMH AA. Available now for $12.99. With each charge, these NiMH batteries last up to two times longer than alkaline batteries and live up to the tough demands of digital cameras and other electronics. With Rayovac's 1-Hour charger, these AAs will power up in an hour. Plus these batteries will recharge up to 1,000 times. Call (608) 275-3340 or visit www.rayovac.com.