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IKEA wants to help you save money with rechargeable battery solutions

IKEA already makes affordable furniture and now the company is going to help you save money on batteries with the release of rechargeable batteries and recharging devices.

Now customers can turn their back on the disposable batteries that you throw out after one use and switch to rechargeable batteries which can save you money and reduce the number of batteries that end up in landfill.

IKEA’s range includes the LADDA batteries which are just $4.49 for a pack of four AA or AAA rechargeable batteries.

And you charge them with the compact VINNINGE portable charger (priced at just $4) which has a USB port so they can be recharged anywhere, including in your car.

Also available is the STORHOGEN battery charger for $40 which can charge 12 AAA or 12 AA batteries at once.

It has built-in cable management and actually looks like a book so it can sit on the shelf or be hung from the wall so you can always have charged batteries on hand.

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“Our customers told us that they find lots of challenges with using rechargeable batteries, such as that they are never charged when needed and require bulky charging stations,” said IKEA Australia Home Furnishing Expert Helen Longford.

“People also find them too costly. Our new batteries and charging devices were designed to address some of these issues, offering an affordable solution that makes the process simpler.

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“At IKEA, we believe that sustainability shouldn’t be a luxury and we design our products so that they are affordable for everyone and we also want to help our customers live a more sustainable life at home by providing solutions that make this easy.

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“By buying just one rechargeable battery you could save up to 1500 batteries from landfill. This is a really small change that anyone can make in their home to reduce waste and help prevent batteries from ending up in landfill.”

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An average household can save $298 a year by using the LADDA rechargeable batteries instead of disposables.

That’s based on a home with four remotes, two flashlights, two gaming controllers and one remote controlled toy.

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The LADDA, VINNINGE and STORHOGEN are all available now from IKEA.

 

About Stephen Fenech

Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.

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