Rechargers That Don't Take All Day

Some of life's frustrating moments occur when you find yourself powerless--that is, you start to play a portable radio or run a laptop computer and discover the batteries are dead. One solution is to keep spare alkaline batteries handy. But Eveready and others are pushing rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries as a better idea--especially because of new technology that dramatically cuts recharging time.

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