What’s Your Most Hated Battery-Operated Gadget?

Since Janice and I have been blogging for Rayovac, we’ve talked a lot about all the fun gadgets and toys our kids use that keep us changing batteries all the time.

So it got me wondering… what about all the NOT-SO-FUN electronics that still keep us changing batteries?

What your least favorite gadget that takes batteries?Alarm Clock

Mine is an alarm clock!

I hate alarm clocks. Likely because I hate their intent… to wake me in the morning. I do NOT like mornings.

(And yes, for an alarm clock I use a battery operated one as several times a year trees knock out power lines around here.)

But for the last five years, I haven’t had to worry so much about alarm clocks…

My little girls Julia and Sophia ensure I wake up every morning — and often earlier than I’d like.

So what about you? What’s Your Most Hated Battery-Operated Gadget?

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Written by Susan, co-founder of the Mom Blog, 5 Minutes for Mom
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  1. Heather H says

    Kids’ toys!!!! When my kids get them as presents, I inwardly cringe! I confess those toys don’t get their batteries replaced very often because it’s so annoying.

    • says

      LOL Heather… there are a few noisy battery-operated toys that I never even let my kids know they took batteries.

      What really frustrates me is that some of the toys are unnecessarily loud. When my kids were really little, I would sometimes put tape over the speaker to soften the sound.

  2. says

    I LOVE my camera… but I HATE that I have to change the batteries every other use! lol I’m not sure I have anything I don’t like that I have to put batteries in. Maybe the Wii remote half way through a workout lol.

  3. says

    Wireless PS2 controllers. I swear they wear out every single time anyone uses them. It’s a good thing we have rechargeable ones.

  4. says

    Every time we cook in our kitchen, we set off the smoke alarm that is in there. The burners on the stove definately need to be replaced, but right now, I am very much disliking the kitchen smoke alarm.

  5. says

    I’m with Jeanette on the Wii remotes (we finally got rechargable ones) and the camera. I’ve always bought my own camera that has the rechargable battery, but my daughter wanted the Easy Share one — so I got it for her, AA batteries and all!

    In reality, it’s better, because IF she remembered to keep extra batteries with it, she’d never run out. That’s a big IF; she’s a spacey tween; that doesn’t usually happen.

  6. B.J. Bernal says

    Id have to say i hate my wireless wii controllers they go through so many batteries its crazy,i finally went and bought the charger for it now batteries wont break me.

  7. says

    Mine is my wireless mouse for my laptop… it EATS batteries!
    My hubby got it for me because of the nerve damage in my neck that causes pain down my arms I have trouble using the mouse pad in the middle of the laptop (isn’t he just the best?) but because I’m on the laptop ALL DAY LONG… HaHa, it uses up batteries SO much.
    He did just buy me a new one with a rechargable battery – now all I have to do is remember to put it on the charger each night… TeeHee!

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