Rayovac Alkaline Review
Good Cheap AA. This is a decent, basic alkaline battery that wins points for low price and decent durability. Many users say it lasts as long as the big names in the market, and it scores for quality that's improved over the years.
Rayovac Alkaline reviews are somewhat scarce but generally positive, and these AA batteries are so cheap (starting at $10/30-pack) that it's hard not to consider them. We saw a few reports of batteries dead on arrival on the Walmart website, but many reviewers extol these batteries as an alternative to leading brands. At video review site Expo, a user says he has found that Rayovac alkaline AA batteries outlast Energizer and Duracell in the very camcorder he used to record his review. He estimates that these batteries power a week and a half to two weeks of shooting compared with a week or less, making them well worth the money.
Rayovac seems to have a lot going for it. In addition to the alkaline batteries, Rayovac Platinum low-self-discharge NiMH AA batteries (starting at $10, Amazon) likewise get mostly 5-star ratings on Amazon, although one customer accuses them of failing to retain their advertised capacity after a few months.