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Apple’s Battery Recharger Uses Sanyo Eneloops Cells

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We were delighted by Apple’s surprise roll-out of a battery charger last month, having long wanted a solution as green-friendly as Cupertino to the problem of peripheral juicing. It’s also a pretty good deal: Apple’s charger comes with six batteries capable of retaining 75% of their original charge after three years, all for the song of $29.

We might have gotten a better deal with the Apple Battery Charger than we thought, though. According to Czech site Superapple, Apple’s batteries and charger appear to simply be a rebranding of Sanyo’s Eneloops… which are actually a little cheaper than Apple’s own. Good to know.