I now have quite a number of devices that require AA batteries to use (stupid wireless videogame controllers), and I want to start using rechargeable batteries. I have a little one that came with my camera, and will charge 2 batteries, but I’ve found that the batteries don’t hold a charge for long at all, so it’s really only any good if I leave 2 in there all the time and pop them out when necessary. I end up using disposable batteries all the time because I don’t have any rechargeables sitting around with a charge.
To that end, I’d like at least a 4-charger, and possibly an 8. I have a bunch of NiMH batteries. Are they still the best rechargeables? If not, I’m willing to get something else. Is it ok to leave the batteries in there all the time, or will that make them wear out quickly?
Anyone have recommendations? I can’t find much that’s useful online in the way of explanations or recommendations. Maybe they’re all the same and I should just buy a cheap one.