Drummer Bunny Lasts Longer, Much Longer

Posted in Alkaline Batteries, Duracell Advert / Commercial, Duracell Bunny, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Multi-purpose Products on November 15th, 2013 by

Check out the latest Duracell TV commercial:

The drummer Bunny, powered by Duracell Ultra Power batteries, outlasts all others. Duracell Ultra Power batteries lasts 12 times longer compared to leading Zinc batteries.

Watch more videos like this on DuracellDirect’s YouTube Channel.

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Free Tablet Competition from DuracellDirect

Posted in Duracell Bunny, Events, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos on November 12th, 2013 by
Duracell Coffee

Duracell – a little extra energy by Jesse

Duracell Bunny & Battery

DuraPupu by Ville

We have had a brilliant response to the competition, but there is still plenty of time for you to enter.

These are some of the competition entries we have received so far – we are extremely impressed, thank you

But if you think you can do better, come on, get snapping and enter our competition.

It’s easy and free to enter the competition:

1. Take a photo

2. Get your competition entry code

3. Post your photo and your competition entry code on your favourite social home, such as Google+ or Facebook, any photosharing website, forum, or your own blog.

Duracell Batteries

Entry by Angel

Be in with a chance to win the grand prize of a Google Nexus 7 tablet. Don’t forget, we will also be giving away loads of Duracell branded goodies like torches every month during the competition.


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Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet!

Posted in Duracell Bunny, Events, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Hot Deals Newsletter on November 11th, 2013 by

Duracell BunniesThe great, free tablet competition from DuracellDirect is here. We are giving away loads of Duracell branded goodies like torches every month during the competition with the grand prize of an amazing Google Nexus 7 tablet.

For your chance to win, all you have to do is take a photo and share it and a link on your website, blog or your favourite social media platform like Google Plus or Facebook.

Google’s amazing new Nexus 7 tablet lets you read holiday books and play games on it’s ultra-vivid 7inch screen; watch the latest movies in 1080p HighDef; and stream TV shows, Skype and browse the web at blistering speed with ultra fast WiFi.


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Free Duracell LED Torch!

Posted in Accessories, Alkaline Batteries, Duracell Bunny, Hot Deals Newsletter, Multi-purpose Products, Torches on November 4th, 2013 by

Duracell Bunny with TorchSpend over £40* between today and the 8th of November, and we’ll send you a fantastic Duracell LED Torch worth £9.98 absolutely FREE. Just remember to enter the discount code FTNEK-77 in the promotional code box at the basket and click apply before checking out.

 

France:

Recevez GRATUITEMENT une superbe lampe de poche LED Duracell d’une valeur de 11,48 € pour toute commande de 40 € minimum passée entre aujourd’hui et le 8 novembre. Il vous suffit de saisir le code de réduction FTNEK-77 dans le champ de code promotionnel du panier et de cliquer sur appliquer avant de finaliser l’achat.

 

Italy:

Spendendo 40 €* entro il 8 novembre riceverai una fantastica torcia LED Duracell, del valore di 11,58 €, completamente GRATIS. È sufficiente inserire il codice sconto FTNEK-77 nella casella del carrello riservata ai codici promozionali e selezionare “applica” prima di procedere con il pagamento dell’ordine.

 

Spain:

Gaste más de 40 € entre hoy y el 8 de noviembre y le enviaremos una fantástica Linterna LED de Duracell valorada en 11,48 € totalmente gratis. Sólo tiene que acordarse de introducir el código de descuento FTNEK-77 en la casilla del código promocional en la cesta y hacer clic en solicitar antes de pagar.

 

Germany:

Kaufen Sie ab heute bis zum 8. November für mehr als 40 €* ein, und wir senden Ihnen völlig KOSTENLOS eine fantastische Duracell LED-Taschenlampe im Wert von 11,48 €. Geben Sie einfach den Rabattcode FTNEK-77 in das Feld für den Aktionscode im Warenkorb ein, und klicken Sie auf „Übernehmen“, bevor Sie zur Kasse gehen.

 

Netherlands:

Indien u tussen vandaag en 8 november meer dan €40* besteedt, sturen wij u helemaal GRATIS een fantastische Duracell LED-zaklamp ter waarde van € 11,48. Denk eraan dat u de kortingscode FTNEK-77 invoert in het codevakje van de aanbieding bij het winkelmandje en op ‘toepassen’ klikt alvorens af te rekenen.

 

Finland:

Kun ostat yli 40 eurolla* 8. marraskuuta mennessä, saat hienon Duracellin LED-taskulampun täysin ILMAISEKSI (arvo 11,48 €). Anna ostoskorissa alennuskoodi FTNEK-77 ja klikkaa Käytä-painiketta ennen siirtymistä kassalle.

 

Denmark:

Køb for over 400 DKK mellem i dag og den 8. november, og vi sender dig en fantastisk Duracell LED-lommelygte til en værdi af 85 DKK helt GRATIS. Du skal bare huske at indtaste rabatkoden FTNEK-77.

 

Sweden:

Handla för mer än 400 kr mellan idag och den 8 november så skickar vi dig en fantastisk Duracell LED-ficklampa värd 115 kr helt GRATIS. Kom bara ihÅg att ange rabattkoden FTNEK-77 i kampanjkodsrutan vid korgen och klicka på ”använd” innan du loggar ut.

 


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Offers, Discounts and Competitions

Posted in Duracell Bunny, Events, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Hot Deals Newsletter, Multi-purpose Products on November 1st, 2013 by

For your chance to be the first to find out about our special offers, discounts and competitions sign up to our newsletter. You can also follow us on social media platforms like Facebook and Google Plus. A great idea especially as Christmas is just around the corner.  A freebie or two would come in very handy and discounts on batteries and memory cards would be ideal.

DuracellDirect Newsletter SignupJust sign up to our newsletter, which can be found at the bottom of the home page. We do not send junk emails and we do not share your details with anyone else.

 

Follow us on Social Media

You can also follow us on Pinterest.

Keep an eye out for an exciting announcement, coming very soon ….


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Hot Swap Batteries in Laptops

Posted in Laptop Batteries, Chargers & Adapters, New Products, Press & Articles, Specialist Products on October 14th, 2013 by

Panasonic CF-C2You may have read our recent post, “Hot Swap Batteries with Lenovo ThinkPad Ultrabooks“, about new Lenovo Ultrabooks with hot swappable batteries.

Hot swap batteries, hot swappable batteries, hot swapping batteries all mean the same thing, swapping batteries out whilst the laptop stays powered and in use. Manufacturers are always trying to improve functionality, speed and the one major hurdle they face is power. Fancy new graphics, super fast processors and multitude of other features are all invariably power hungry. It will leave you searching for a power socket. Power management software and other similar features try to help prolong the laptop battery power. However, having hot swap battery feature is a major achievement in laptops and ultrabooks.

Hot swapping is a feature where components can be removed and/or added without interruption to the system. This feature may be new to laptops, but it has been a critical feature in servers.  Hard drives, optical drives and even power supplies are hot swappable in servers. When one of these develops a fault, these are swapped out without powering down the server. Now Panasonic Toughbook laptops also feature hot swappable batteries. ToughBook models CF-C1 and CF-C2 have hot swappable batteries and in the case of CF-C1 model it goes further by having 2 hot swappable batteries.

Both the Lenovo Ultrabook and the Panasonic Toughbook have a smaller internal battery which keeps the laptop powered when swapping out the main battery pack. This feature will be crucial for business and mobile users. Especially ideal for those who cannot stand the in-flight entertainment provided by airlines and much prefer to take their own laptop or ultrabook. Hopefully, this feature will be adopted by all manufacturers and will be available on all models and not just for the business users. The search for the power socket will be a thing of the past and no embarrassing shut downs during that important meeting/presentation. Just swap the spare laptop battery and carry on. This will be an ideal feature for smartphones as well.  All you need is a few spare smartphone batteries and you will never have to switch off your smartphone again. Except, perhaps when you update the software.


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Free USB Charger and the Latest Hot Deals

Posted in Alkaline Batteries, Hot Deals Newsletter, In-Car Chargers & Inverters, Multi-purpose Products, Rechargeable Batteries on September 19th, 2013 by

Duracell Bunny Free USB ChargerSpend over £30* between today and the 24th of September, and we’ll send you a Duracell USB in-car charger worth £9.98 absolutely FREE. Just remember to enter the discount code PAUWX-49 in the promotional code box at the basket and click apply before checking out.

 

France:

Si vous passez une commande 40 €* ou plus entre aujourd’hui et le 24 septembre, nous vous enverrons GRATUITEMENT un chargeur de voiture Duracell USB d’une valeur de 11,48 €. Il vous suffit de saisir le code de réduction PAUWX-49 dans le champ code promotionnel du panier, et de cliquer sur appliquer avant de finaliser votre achat.

 

Sweden:

Handla för mer än 500 SKR* mellan idag och den 24 september och vi skickar dig en Duracell USB-billaddare värd 115 SKR helt GRATIS. Kom bara ihåg att skriva in rabattkoden PAUWX-49 i rutan för kampanjkoder vid varukorgen och klicka aktivera innan utcheckning.

 

Italy:

Spendi più di 40 E* tra oggi e il 24 Settembre e ti invieremo un caricatore USB per auto Duracell del valore di 11,58 E completamente GRATIS. Ricordati solo di inserire il codice sconto PAUWX-49 nel riquadro del codice promozionale nel carrello e di cliccare su “applica” prima di procedere alla cassa.

 

Spain:

Gástese más de 40 € entre hoy y el 24 de septiembre y le enviaremos un cargador USB Duracell para coche valorado en 12,38 € totalmente GRATIS. Solo tiene que introducir su código de descuento PAUWX-49 en la casilla del código de promoción en la cesta y hacer clic en solicitar antes de pasar por caja.

 

Germany:

Wenn Sie zwischen heute und dem 24. September Waren im Wert von mindestens 40 € kaufen, senden wir Ihnen ein USB-Autoladegerät im Wert von 11,48 € absolut KOSTENLOS dazu. Vergessen Sie nicht, den Rabattcode PAUWX-49 im Gutscheinfeld des Warenkorbs einzugeben, und klicken Sie auf „Einlösen“, bevor Sie weiter zur Kasse gehen.

 

Finland:

Kun ostat yli 40 eurolla* 24. syyskuu mennessä, saat Duracellin USB-autolaturin täysin ILMAISEKSI (arvo 11,48 €). Kirjoita alennuskoodi PAUWX-49 alennuskoodiruutuun ostoskorissa ja napsauta käytä-painiketta ennen siirtymistä kassalle.

 

Netherlands:

Als u tussen vandaag en 24 september meer dan € 40 besteedt, ontvangt u een Duracell USB-lader ter waarde van € 11,48 helemaal GRATIS. Het enige wat u hoeft te doen is de kortingscode PAUWX-49 in te voeren in het promotie codevakje bij het winkelwagentje en bij de kassa op ‘toepassen’ te drukken.

 

Duracell Bunny Free USB Car Charger

Denmark:

Brug over 400kr* mellem i dag og den 24. september, og vi sender dig en Duracell USB biloplader til en værdi af 85kr helt GRATIS. Husk blot at angive rabatkoden PAUWX-49 i feltet til kampagnekode i indkøbskurven, og klik på anvend før check-ud.


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Hot Swap Batteries with Lenvo ThinkPad Ultrabooks

Posted in Laptop Batteries, Chargers & Adapters, New Products, Press & Articles, Specialist Products on September 10th, 2013 by

Lenovo ThinkPad T440s UltrabookLenovo’s latest ultrabooks, the ThinkPad T440 and T440s allows batteries to be swapped out without completely powering it down. These ultrabooks have two batteries, one built-in and another removable. So, you can safely swap this battery to another which is fully charged. The new Power Bridge technology allows the ultrabook to run on the built-in battery when the external battery is removed. These are 3 cell Lithium-ion batteries and according to Lenovo, the 3 cell battery is capable of achieving 6 hours run-time. This depends on the usage of the laptop. Factors like screen brightness, active applications and power management settings all have an impact on the battery life.

However, there is a 6 cell version of the removable battery which could boost the battery life to a whopping 17 hours. Perfect for most long-haul flights and even the longest board meetings. The latest, 4th generation Intel Core processors (Haswell) are a critical component in achieving this performance.

There is no word yet on when this is due to be released in Europe. If you don’t want to upgrade and want to get the most out of your current laptop, then you can always consider getting a spare laptop battery.


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Back to School Offer from DuracellDirect

Posted in Alkaline Batteries, Duracell Bunny, Hot Deals Newsletter, Memory Cards, USB Drives, Multi-purpose Products on August 29th, 2013 by

Back To School OfferPreparing to go back to school, college or university?

Got all your stationery and books, what about batteries and memory sticks?

Whatever your plans spend over £20 this week and get 10% discount off your order. This offer is valid until 31st August 2013. Simply enter this discount code WLKCT-76 at the checkout to get your 10% discount.


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Braun Products Now Available At DuracellDirect

Posted in New Products, Press & Articles on August 21st, 2013 by

Braun male and female grooming products are now available at DuracellDirect.

Braun Shavers Trimmers

So, whilst you are looking for batteries and chargers, take a look at the range of male Braun Shavers & Trimmers and female Braun Lady Shavers & Epilators.

Save up to 50% on selected Braun products at DuracellDirect


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Some Things Shouldn’t End…

Posted in Duracell Advert / Commercial, Emergency Power & USB Batteries, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Mobile Phone Batteries & Chargers, Specialist Products, USB & Travel Chargers on August 20th, 2013 by

Don’t let a dying smartphone battery ruin your day. Sending and receiving incomplete text messages, silence midway through a conversation, or completing that elusive level in the latest addictive game. These are some of the woes caused by a smartphone running out of battery power. A Duracell Portable USB Charger helps to avoid all these battery woes by providing a boost of power when you most need it.

Duracell Charger - Before Ending

This print advertising was developed by Ogilvy, Paris, Source: Adsoftheworld


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Duracell Powermat featuring Jay-Z

Posted in Camera & Camcorder Batteries & Chargers, Duracell Advert / Commercial, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Mobile Phone Batteries & Chargers, PDA and SmartPhone Batteries & Chargers, Sat Nav & GPS Batteries & Chargers, Specialist Products on August 14th, 2013 by

Checkout the new commercial for the Duracell Powermat featuring Jay-z:

Powermat allows you to charge your smartphone batteries wirelessly. It is also suitable for many other mobile devices.

Watch this space for UK release …

Watch more videos like this on DuracellDirect’s YouTube Channel.

 


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DuracellDirect Social Sharing Promo Code

Posted in Accessories, Alkaline Batteries, Camera & Camcorder Batteries & Chargers, Chargers & Testers, Duracell Bunny, Events, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Laptop Batteries, Chargers & Adapters, Mobile Phone Batteries & Chargers, Multi-purpose Products, Rechargeable Batteries, Specialist Products on August 13th, 2013 by

Duracell BunnyDiscount - Promo CodeAs a massive THANK YOU! to everyone who has shared links to DuracellDirect.co.uk, DuracellDirect.es, DuracellDirect.it and all our other European sites and signed up to follow us recently, we’re excited to offer a 15% discount! Just enter discount code “SCLPRM-28” at the cart. This voucher is valid from the 14th to the 17th August 2013 when you spend GBP 20 (approx. €24) or more (including VAT).

The discount is valid on our range of DURACELL rechargeable camera batteries and chargers, smart phone and tablet chargers, household batteries, specialist coin cell batteries, laptop batteries and adapters or anything else from our European sites – Happy shopping.

Remember keep sharing, and following us as we’ll be running new competitions and promotions soon!

Find your local site at www.DuracellDirect.eu


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Duracell “The Return”, Ad Campaign Wins Awards

Posted in Alkaline Batteries, Duracell Advert / Commercial, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Multi-purpose Products, New Products, Press & Articles, Rechargeable Batteries on August 6th, 2013 by

Duracell’s “The Return”, ad campaign, also known as “Some Toys Never Die” has won a number of awards at SPH iink Awards 2013 in Singapore. Two of the ads won Gold in different categories and the creative agency behind the campaign, The Grey Group, won the Grand Prix  award and was also named the iink Creative Agency of the Year. Congratulations to the Grey Group, Singapore.

Duracell Powered Robot
Duracell Battery Powered Puppy
Duracell Battery Powered Doll

Toys powered by Duracell batteries, return. They never seem to die.


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Duracell Power Me Competition

Posted in Camera & Camcorder Batteries & Chargers, Events, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Specialist Products on August 2nd, 2013 by

The Guardian is running a competition in association with Duracell and the Duracell Power Me campaign. There is one Canon PowerShot SX260 HS digital compact camera up for grabs! The Power ME campaign by Duracell is all about supporting people with their new goals and life ambitions. Check out all the fun, adventurous and gruelling challenges by people at Duracell’s Facebook page.
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
The PowerShot SX260 HS compact digital camera from Canon seems to best suited to capture those important moments. Especially if you are taking part in a challenge yourself.

The camera boasts a 12.1 megapixel sensor, GPS tagging & journey logs, full HD movie capture and 20x superzoom with ultra wide angle lens.

It’s worth carrying a spare Canon NB-6L battery, instead of missing out at the crucial moment.


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Stop Guessing – Duracell Portable USB Charger

Posted in Duracell Advert / Commercial, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Mobile Phone Batteries & Chargers, Specialist Products, USB & Travel Chargers on August 2nd, 2013 by

We have all been there, carrying on a conversation or sending and receiving text messages (SMS) without realising the power left in the smartphone’s battery. Just before you can complete the conversation or message, the smartphone stops working. Especially annoying if you were giving directions or something else equally important!

Using a Duracell Portable USB Charger you don’t have to keep yourself or the other person guessing. Quickly re-charge your smartphone battery and carry on with the conversation.

Duracell Charger - Stop Guessing

This print advertising was developed by Ogilvy, Paris, Source: Adsoftheworld


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Improved Battery Life with Intel’s Latest Processors

Posted in Laptop Batteries, Chargers & Adapters, Specialist Products on July 29th, 2013 by

IntelIntel’s latest processors, the 4th generation Core Haswell are supposed to offer significant performance benefits including an improved battery life. Laptops and Ultrabooks have come forward in leaps and bounds in terms of performance and portability only to be held back by battery life. This seems to be the ‘holy grail’ for laptop manufacturers. Consumers, especially business users prefer longer run-times instead of having to plug-in all the time. The higher specification hardware certainly needs to be powered well to use it effectively. The latest Haswell processors in models like the HP Envy TouchSmart, like the one pictured, are boasting over 6 hours battery life. The Ultrabook status for a laptop has to meet some stringent criteria in terms of battery performance. A laptop should be able to play HD video for over six hours without the battery being recharged.HP Envy TouchSmart

Unfortunately, older HP laptops do not have this advanced power efficient processor. Unless you are planning to upgrade you can always consider getting a spare HP laptop battery. Carrying a second laptop battery ensures that you are not going to run of power when you are travelling or when you are not near a plug socket.


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Duracell Battery Powered Toys Never Die

Posted in Alkaline Batteries, Duracell Advert / Commercial, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Multi-purpose Products, Rechargeable Batteries on July 25th, 2013 by

You may have got the latest toy, but the old one that was thrown away has come back. Just like the Duracell Bunny, toys powered by Duracell batteries also lasts longer.

Duracell Powered Robot

This is from a campaign called “Some Toys Never Die”, developed by Grey, Source: Adsoftheworld


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Bring Toys to Life with Duracell Batteries

Posted in Alkaline Batteries, Duracell Advert / Commercial, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Multi-purpose Products, Rechargeable Batteries on July 23rd, 2013 by

Bring your toys to life with Duracell Ultra batteries.

Duracell Ultra Bring Toys to Life

This print advertising was developed by NagaDDB, Source: AdsoftheWorld


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The World’s End Movie Competition

Posted in Accessories, Events, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos on July 19th, 2013 by

Absolute Radio is running a competition to celebrate the release of The World’s End movie. This should be another belly full of laughs from the dynamic duo, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. If you are a fan of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz then The World’s End is a must.

Absolute Radio are going to be a giving away an Apple iPad Mini, a Duracell torch, pack of 4 Cornetto ice creams and £100 iTunes vouchers. The high power Duracell Voyager Xenon torch has the following features:

  • Xenon bulb type
  • 15 lumen power
  • High intensity bulb
  • Rubber grip
  • Shockproof
  • Waterproof
  • Suitable for indoor/outdoor use
  • Batteries: 2 x AA (included)

If you are looking for an LED torch then Duracell have quite a comprehensive range of LED torches and even LED bike lights.


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Hot Summer Deals from DuracellDirect

Posted in Accessories, Alkaline Batteries, Camera & Camcorder Batteries & Chargers, Chargers & Testers, Memory Cards, USB Drives, Multi-purpose Products, Rechargeable Batteries, Specialist Products on July 16th, 2013 by

Hot Summer Deals

Are you ready for your summer holidays? Booked flights and hotel or is it going to be a “staycation”? Can’t contain your excitement and counting down the days/hours to the holiday?

More importantly, have you got all your essentials? Holiday clothes, travel money, essential reading etc. Don’t forget batteries, chargers and memory cards. These are easily forgotten. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a beautiful location with camera in hand, but with an empty battery. Worse still with a memory card full of images that you forgot to transfer over and did not really want to delete in the first place.

Avoid disappointment and grab your power essentials from Duracell Direct before travelling.


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What is SDXC?

Posted in Accessories, Camera & Camcorder Batteries & Chargers, Memory Cards, USB Drives, Specialist Products on July 9th, 2013 by

Duracell SDXC Memory CardSDXC is the newest standard for SD memory cards. It supports storage capacities from 32GB – 2TB! Some of the newest digital cameras and camcorders support the SDXC standard. Apart from the extended storage capacity it also benefits from higher speeds, for faster capture and retrieval of data. There are two Ultra High Speed classes, UHS I and II. UHS-I supports 50MB/s – 104MB/s and UHS-II supports 156MB/s – 312MB/s.

With all the different standards it can be confusing, and the question in everyone’s minds is, what will work in my camera or camcorder? The answer is, always use the correct memory card standard supported by your device or recommended by the manufacturer. SDXC memory cards work in devices that support SDXC format. SDHC memory cards will work in devices designed for SDHC and also SDXC format. SD memory cards will work in all SD formats. If you have an older device which supports SD memory card, then your choice is limited to SD only. Even though, newer devices can still use the older SD standards you cannot enjoy the benefits of extended capacity and high speed.


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Smartphone Battery Life Redux

Posted in Emergency Power & USB Batteries, Mobile Phone Batteries & Chargers, Specialist Products, USB & Travel Chargers on July 4th, 2013 by

Samsung Galaxy S4Smartphones are always in the news these days like new product launches, leaks about forthcoming models, reviews and comparisons. Recently, there have been a lot of coverage on smartphone battery life. You may have read our previous posts, “How to Maximize your Smartphone’s Battery Life?” or “How to Maximize your Android phone’s Battery Life?”. It seems that the following points needs to be considered as well:

1. Keep cool – warm phone/battery results in the battery to deplete faster and overall the maximum capacity of the battery is reduced.

2. Don’t charge it to 100% – Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, charging it to 80% and recharging it when it reaches about 40% is much better than fully charging it.

3. Using an app to manage/extend battery life – the app controls applications and connections depending on the phone’s state.

An alternative to those dire situations with an empty battery is the 3 hour portable USB charger, which is a battery itself. As long as your smartphone can be charged using a USB this will be an ideal accessory. Simply connect your smartphone to the USB charger to charge your smartphone battery. Extending the smartphone battery life to finish that conversation or complete that difficult level whilst on the move.


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10% Discount This Weekend!

Posted in Duracell Bunny, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Hot Deals Newsletter, Multi-purpose Products, Specialist Products on June 14th, 2013 by

Duracell BunnyGet 10% discount at DuracellDirect this weekend. This discount is valid in the following countries:

United Kingdom – £20

Sweden – 400 Kr

Denmark – 400 Kr

France, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Spain and Germany – €40

The discount code is: SKDNW-29

This offer ends on Tuesday, 18th June 2013 and is only valid in the regions detailed above. You must spend the qualifying amount to get a 10% discount.

 


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Battery Powered Flying Bike!

Posted in Alkaline Batteries, Events, Fun Duracell Photos & Videos, Multi-purpose Products, New Products, Press & Articles on June 13th, 2013 by

Battery Powered Flying BikeAn actual flying bike! Researchers from the Czech Republic have come up with an electric bike that is able to fly. The prototype was able to successfully take off and land within the confines of an exhibition hall in Prague. It was remote controlled and a mannequin was used, presumably for safety reasons. The bike achieved a flight time of 5 minutes due to the small capacity of the batteries powering the fans mounted on the bike.

The researchers hope that future improvements in battery capacities would allow for a much longer flight.

Duracell Ultra Power batteries may not be suitable for this flying bike, but they can keep all your devices powered for a long time.


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