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WatsonAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack
 
4.7

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Durable (21)
  • Good value (16)
  • Compact (15)
  • Long-lasting (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (18)
  • Family photos (17)
  • Weddings (14)
  • Primary battery (13)
  • Landscape/scenery (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (24), Pro photographer (18), Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

SURPRISINGLY GOOD QUALITY FOR THE PRICE

I was very skeptical when I ordered these batteries for such a low price. But B&H (whom I always trust) must have done their homework on different brands of batteries because these...Read complete review

I was very skeptical when I ordered these batteries for such a low price. But B&H (whom I always trust) must have done their homework on different brands of batteries because these Watson batteries seem to last forever in my Nikon SB-910 flash and they recycle the flash faster too! One thing to be aware of however is the fact that these 2300mAh AA NiMH batteries require a charge time of almost 5 hours when you charge all 4 batteries at the same time. So, there's no "fast charging" when these batteries are exhausted and you're on location in the middle of an assignment. I bought lots of extra batteries just for this reason.
SHIPPING FROM B&H WAS FAST AND FREE AND THE PRICE WAS THE LOWEST.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good replacement for standard batteries

These are good replacements for AA batteries and I use them with Canon flashes and the recylce time in the flashes seems excellent. I have several packs but one of the orginal packs had...Read complete review

These are good replacements for AA batteries and I use them with Canon flashes and the recylce time in the flashes seems excellent. I have several packs but one of the orginal packs had a problem recharging. Maybe one bad battery but they would never take a charge and overheated in the charger I discarded this set and certainly didn't get thousands of charges maybe a dozen. Hopefully the remainder will do better.

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5.0

Buying Again!!

By Devin B.

from New Orleans

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Underwater
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

    I use them in my flash unit and mics. I've had them in the past and will continue to use them. Work great and a great price.

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    5.0

    Excellent re-chargable

    By Barbara

    from Illinois

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

        I use these in my Canon Speedlites and have had excellent results with them.

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        5.0

        Very good product and price

        By Gabacho

        from NYC

        Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

        Very good product and price recommend 100%

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        5.0

        Performs like the BIG NAME batteries; real bargain!

        By IVANHOE

        from Allentown, Pa.

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Performance

        Cons

        • None Yet

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

        Use in my digital camera and callus remover! Long lasting & reuseable! Great performance for a really great price; a fraction of he BIG NAME BRANDS! Like the savings! Thanks B&H!

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        5.0

        AA++

        By Carl

        from Bonny Doon, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Remote Locations

          Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

          Really hold a charge well. Been in use in trail camera for 2+ months and camera still reports fully charged even after many, many pictures, including night time.

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          4.0

          good back up

          By nic

          from CT

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

              good product, looks to be well made

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good price.

              By Ptownneal

              from Provincetown, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Audio Quality
              • Good Video Quality
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Underwater
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                Great batteries, charge fast with Watson charger.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works well

                By dlars

                from syracuse, ny

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                Works well

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                5.0

                Great batteries

                By Greg

                from Southern NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good value
                • Long lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                  I haven't used these too long (have only 5 or so cycles on them) but so far, so good... using them to power an external flash with great results. Plenty of power at a great price!

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                  4.0

                  Picture that one now

                  By Picture That

                  from BRONX N.Y.

                  Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                  Great battery last longer than I expected

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                  2.0

                  CHANGING MY MIND...

                  By Llerena

                  from Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Cheap
                  • Don't Last Long
                  • Long Time To Charge

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                  I am very sorry to write this review, especially after writing so well on the last one I made about this Watson 4-pack... Since I bought the 4-pack to be used on my last Pearstone charger (which I strongly recommend...), I don't know if that was the cause for the poor result I had. Also, I have only used once, but that was enough to reach the conclusion that these batteries don't come even close to the Pearstone batteries, unless they only work well with their specific battery charger!

                  I wouldn't expect batteries to work with different chargers, since I already tested that with the Sony rechargeables, but since B&H recommended this item, when I bought the Pearstone set, I tried them, especially since they were so inexpensive...

                  So, they work OK. The thing is, they don't do anything over regular. They function as common double AAs. At the end of the event I worked at for less than 6 hours, they were shot dead! There is no way you can leave home with only them, without an extra set in your pocket! They work fine, just like any other regular AAs, but are rechargeable...

                  I am still about to use the new Pearstone set I bought for the second time, and if by any chance I have a bad experience with them, I will comment, but I must stress again that the Pearstone set has been, hands down, the best rechargeables I have ever used!..

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                  5.0

                  THE BEST RECHARGEABLE AAs OUT THERE!!!

                  By Llerena

                  from Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Fashion shoots
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Parties
                    • Shows
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                    This is the second set I am buying! The last one I bought around 2 years ago and they have served me very, very well! They do in fact fully charge in around 30 minutes and amazingly last up to two nights shooting events and parties with no re-charge! The fan included in the charger is a little noisy, but what the heck - it serves it's cooling purpose stupendously!..

                    This time, when I decided to buy another Pearstone rechargeable AA set, I also bought a 4-pack Watson set to use with the charger from my last set, so right now, I will continue using my old charger with these 4 new batteries from another brand, and keep my new Pearstone set ready for action!..

                    Unfortunately, I cannot review my Watson 4 battery AA pack, since I haven't used them yet, but B&H recommends them to be used with the Pearstone charger, so I'd say there is no way you could go wrong!..

                    Very strongly recommended! Fast charging, powerful, long lasting, and durable batteries for a very affordable price!.. There is no way yo can go wrong with these bad boys!..

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                    5.0

                    Battery Savings

                    By Sean

                    from Fairfax Station

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos

                    Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                    Nice product! Holds the full charge and working great so far.

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                    5.0

                    Backup

                    By Fashion Shooter

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                        Great to help save money versus replenishing batteries, especially if you have a wireless mouse, trackpad or keyboard. Consider the money saved in the long run as well as the waste you avoided.

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                        5.0

                        Good value

                        By kimww

                        from IN

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                          This is my fourth set of Watson AA NiMH. I regret I didn't buy a larger set the first time. These are good life.

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                          5.0

                          Great Batteries!

                          By seaspoke

                          from Astoria, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Underwater
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                            As with all Watson products. I find them to be better than the camera stock batteries.

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                            4.0

                            Work well

                            By RandyMc

                            from Butler,PA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                            I use these to power my flash. I haven't had them a long time, so I can't vouch for their usable life. I can say they powered over 200 flashes with no noticable increase in cycle time during a 90 minute event. I don't know how many charges I'll get before the performance falls off, but they are already cheaper than alkaline batteries.

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                            5.0

                            I have 16 now

                            By Kpitevl

                            from St Louis

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Astronomy

                              Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                              Charges easy, lasts long what more could you ask for.

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                              5.0

                              Flash

                              By Jules

                              from Hawaii

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                              I use these watson NiMH batteries in all my flashes. They get pretty hot, but I think that's normal when using any battery in flashes.

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                              5.0

                              affordable, dependable, awesome

                              By Tibidor

                              from San Francisco, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Inexpensive
                              • Long lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Flash
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Portraits
                                • Strobe
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Watson AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh) - 4-Pack:

                                I use these for my Speedlite kit (flashes and transmitters) and they work beautifully. Their battery life is quite impressive and I have yet to have one melt or corrode inside a heavily used strobe (a problem i seem to run into from time to time...)
                                These are durable, inexpensive, and will save both your cash and the planet's landfills.

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