Itson ItsRecharge AA & AAA batteries review: a brand new brand of rechargeable batteries

Itson ItsRecharge AA & AAA batteries aim to take the eco-friendliness of rechargeable NiMH cells to a new level.

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Itson ItsRecharge AA & AAA batteries
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

I really like these Itson ItsRecharge AA & AAA rechargeable NiMH batteries. They have impeccable eco credentials, come ready-charged and retain their charge when unused almost indefinitely. Better still, they perform excellently, punching above their stated capacities to give long life before they need recharging. They’re pricier than some competitors on the market but I feel I can trust them absolutely when I’m using them on photographic assignments.


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    Impressive performance

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    Particularly eco-friendly

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    Ultra-slow discharge when unused


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    Modest stated capacity

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    ‘Only’ 600 claimed recharge cycles

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    Pricier than some rivals

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The Itson name might not be familiar but this new brand has the same parent company as Panasonic Eneloop and Eneloop Pro, which has been my go-to brand for rechargeable Ni-MH batteries for many years. They ushered in a new era, where freshly charged batteries retained their charge for months or even years, rather than going flat in a few weeks, before I got around to actually using them. Itson rechargeable batteries pick up the baton, further stretching eco advantages. They’re designed and manufactured to the highest standards, and that pays off in terms of performance and reliability, vying for a slot in the ranks of the best rechargeable AA batteries and the best rechargeable AAA batteries on the market.

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SizeAA / AAA
Capacity2000mAh / 800mAh
Charge held70% after 10 years
Recharge up to600 times
Energizer Recharge Power Plus AA & AAA

The Energizer Recharge Power Plus AA & AAA NiMH batteries have the same stated  capacity of 2000mAh for AA, but a slightly lower 700mAh for AAA. The discharge rate when unused is unspecified.

Panasonic Eneloop AA & AAA

Panasonic Eneloop AA & AAA are one of the longest-established and best-known low-discharge NiMH batteries on the market. They deliver virtually identical performance to the Itson ItsRecharge cells.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.