Ever thought about how much you rely on batteries at home?

It’s true what they say: you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. It’s only when the clock stops ticking or remote control fails to change the channel that we realise just how much we rely on batteries to power up our tech.

Batteries fuel our modern lives and around the home, you’d be surprised at how many gadgets need a boost from a handful of AAs or AAAs. Here are some of the most popular…

Smoke detector

A staple safety device in every home, smoke alarms should be checked on a regular basis and the batteries changed once a year.


A torch is an essential homeowner tool and a great backup if you were to ever experience a powercut.

Remote control

Everyone uses them for the TV, some people use them for controlling their lights, but all remote controls need batteries to do their job.

Fairy lights

Wrap them around your Christmas tree, drape them over a doorway, or twist them around your bannisters – many LED fairy lights need batteries to shine bright! Take a look at our list of favourite tree lights here.

Bathroom scales

Most people’s bathrooms are full of battery-powered tech, with scales being one item requiring juice to work.


Manual toothbrushes are falling out of favour as more people opt to clean their gnashers faster and more effectively using battery-powered brushes; especially useful when there’s no shaver socket around for rechargeable toothbrush docks.  

Portable shaver

A must-have male grooming tool, many shavers need a couple of AAs or AAAs in order to work their magic.

Kids’ toys
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From Hatchimals to Luvabella Dolls, Pie Face to Ollie the Owl, kids’ bedrooms are jam-packed with battery-powered toys, gadgets and gizmos. And as Santa doesn’t always remember batteries, it’s important to make sure you’re well-stocked in preparation for Christmas.

Stuck for ideas? Have a read of our Top Toys for Christmas 2017 article.

Wireless keyboard and mouse

Controlling a computer from the comfort of your sofa has never been so easy, thanks to wireless keyboards and mice. Most require a mix of AAs and AAAs, with one set of batteries often lasting months.


Don’t forget the outside of your home... you might miss a few visitors if you fail to check and replace your doorbell batteries!

Save some cash, buy rechargeables

Battery-powered devices aplenty, you’ll want to make sure that you have a spare few packs in your ‘useful stuff’ drawer. Or, for an almost unlimited supply of power, invest in rechargeable batteries and something to charge them with.

Kind to the environment and to your wallet, our ReCyko+ Pro AA and AAA batteries can be boosted more than 1,500 times and stay powerful for over five years when not in use. These batteries are ideal for powering up all of your day-to-day, home-based tech.

By reusing batteries, you won’t need to stock-up every few months, which can save you a lot of cash over time. Plus, it’s also a greener choice, as by throwing out fewer batteries, fewer will be sent to landfill sites.

So, make a smart choice and invest in GP’s rechargeable batteries for use in all of your home devices.


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