Itson ItsRecharge Pro AA & AAA batteries review: a power-up for power hungry gadgets

Itson ItsRecharge Pro AA & AAA rechargeable NiMH batteries go large on eco-friendliness as well as power output and performance

5 Star Rating
Itson ItsRecharge Pro AA & AAA
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

I’m really impressed with these Itson ItsRecharge Pro AA & AAA rechargeable NiMH batteries. They come pre-charged so I can use them straight out of the box, which is cardboard rather than plastic. They give long-lasting performance until they need recharging and hold their charge very well when unused. They’re more expensive than many NiMH batteries from other brands but, with the same parent company as legendary Panasonic Eneloop, I trust them implicitly not to let me down.


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    Ultra-long-lasting performance

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    Impressively eco-friendly

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    Slow discharge when unused


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    Not the greatest stated capacity

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    Modest 150 claimed recharge cycles

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    More expensive than some alternatives

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Itson is a new kid on the block and, while you might never have heard of this battery manufacturer, it’s part of the Advanced Power Solutions group, which includes famous brands like the somewhat legendary Panasonic Eneloop and Eneloop Pro. Eneloop batteries actually changed NiMH batteries forever. They’ve long been my favorites, as they retain their charge for months or even years, instead of going flat all on their own after a few weeks before I’d had a chance to actually use them. Itson rechargeable batteries follow suit, aiming for the highest levels of performance, reliability and eco-friendliness, thus eyeing up a place in the ranks of the best rechargeable AA batteries and the best rechargeable AAA batteries on the market.

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SizeAA / AAA
Capacity2500mAh / 930mAh
Charge held85% after 1 year
Recharge up to150 times
Duracell Rechargeable AA & AAA

The Duracell Rechargeable AA & AAA batteries are from one of the most famous names in the business. They have the same capacity rating of 2500mAh for AA and a slightly lower 900mAh for AAA. However, I found they were outperformed by the Itson ItsRecharge Pro.

Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA & AAA

Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA & AAA have long been my go-to choice of batteries. They brought in a new era of low-discharge rate rechargeable NiMH batteries when launched by Sanyo in 2005, before being acquired by Panasonic in 2009, and have been going strong ever since.

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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.