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Consumer Reports: AA Battery compaisons
"Consumer Reports recently finished testing a number of AA battery brands, both disposable and rechargeble, to find the ones that last longest and give the most juice for your buck. Check out the video at right for the best- and worst-performing models, as well as our testing procedures."
Worst: CVS store brand
Best non-rechargeable: Panasonic Evolta
Best rechargeable: Sanyo Eneloop