Did your Roku controller run out of juice? Before you dash out to buy disposable batteries, consider the alternative. Rechargeable batteries have come a long way in terms of capacity and price. Although there is still the upfront investment, research shows they’re a better value overall, according to the technology review website The Wirecutter.
A Wirecutter study showed that after nine months on the shelf, all the tested rechargeable batteries (LSD and Eneloop) had more energy left in them than any disposable brand-new AA battery. Your first set of AA batteries will also pay for themselves after a few recharge cycles when compared to most brand-name disposable batteries.
Be sure to pick up a charger for continued use, which typically ranges from anywhere between $12.99 to $62.99. You can buy a pack of Panasonic Eneloop rechargeable batteries on Amazon for $12.99.