Chances are you picked up a few gadgets when doing your holiday shopping. Gadgets, or specifically gaming devices are one of the most popular gifts for not only kids and teens, but some adults too. Gaming systems keep families playing together, and portable gaming devices keep kids happy and entertained while on the go. I can admit that a few times in the past I have purchased toys that needed batteries and I forgot to buy the batteries! I also have another confession. When my kids were younger and the batteries in their favorite noisy toys ran out, sometimes I did not change them. I’m sure I’m not the only parent that has done this! We could only take so much. 🙂
However, sometimes we want to make sure that our kid’s devices have nice strong batteries. My kids are older now and my boys are big gamers. In their downtime they are usually playing a game. And as long as homework and chores are done, I am fine with that. Sometimes they game while on road trips, waiting in the doctor’s office, or other places. And having reliable batteries makes a huge difference in not only how long you can play, but the overall performance of your device.
Many gaming controllers like the XBox One and Wii use AA batteries. And you do not want the batteries to run out in the middle of a game. Trust me… I’ve been there when this happened.
5 Reasons to Use Only the Best Batteries
Good Batteries Last Longer
You may be tempted to pick up cheap batteries on your quick trip to the dollar store. And that may be fine for your remote control which does not use much power. But, for gaming devices, cameras, and other devices that use more power you want to use only the best batteries so that they will last a long time in your device. Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries are the longest-lasting AA batteries. They keep your gaming session going until the end. This means your younger kids will come to you less asking for new batteries. Also, I keep several flashlights around the house in case of power outages. Using Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries means that I have no worries that they will light up when needed.
Good Batteries Protect Your Device From Damage
Have you ever pulled a device out of a drawer that you have not used for a while? I have, and I was not happy to find the batteries had corroded and leaked into the battery compartment of the device. This required clean up and crossing my fingers that it would still function. Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ have a leak-resistant construction. They will protect your pricey gaming device by preventing damage due to leakage. This means no worries that your new portable gaming unit will become a brick.
Good Batteries Have a Longer Shelf Life
I like to stock up on batteries when they are on sale. However, I have had to throw out a few packs because they expired. Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ have a shelf life of 20 years. This means they are perfect for adding to your family survival kit. And you can keep some extras near flashlights, or in the car for roadtrips.
Good Batteries Perform Even in the Cold
Some gadgets don’t do so well in the cold. However, if you have a compatible camera, you might be able to get a weather protective case so that you can use it in rain, snow, or even when diving. But, if you don’t have the right batteries, your fun may be cut short by the power running out. Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ batteries provide performance in extreme temperatures (-40ºF to 140ºF or -40ºC to 60ºC). This means you can trust that even when you are sledding in the extreme cold, like we did last year in Michigan, your camera will keep working.
Your Expensive Gadgets are Worth the Investment
Gaming systems, cameras, and associated accessories cost a lot of money. You wouldn’t buy an expensive car and then put the cheapest tires on it would you? Probably not. Your gadgets should be treated the same way. Hopefully, you will invest in a great case for your new toy and take good care of it. And taking good care of it means taking care internally too by using the right batteries.
These are just a few reasons to use Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ in your new holiday gaming devices. Happy gaming!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Energizer. All opinions are my own.