As more and more people continue to increase their gadget use, the demand for batteries has increased as well. Because disposable batteries are expensive and bad for the environment, consumers are now turning to rechargeable batteries as a more affordable, eco-friendly option. Sanyo Eneloop was one of the first companies to jump on the rechargeable battery band wagon, developing a functional, affordable NiMH rechargeable battery for consumer electronics. As a result of a robust marketing campaign, Sanyo Eneloop has become a market leader in rechargeables.
New competitors in the rechargeable battery market are emerging, however. In particular, the lesser-known Vapex brand of NiMH rechargeables have several advantages over their Sanyo Eneloop counterpart at a much lower retail price. We decided to do a comparison of the two brands, and came up with a few interesting conclusions that might make you a believer in Vapex.