Wallaby Batteries

Anyone had anything to do with Wallaby Batteries.
Aussie company with pretty high claims on their recharge range of AA and AAA batteries.
To be clear i am not expecting Eneloop numbers but at nearly half the price (not on special) i'm hoping that they're not just absolute garbage.
https://www.wallaby.com.au/index.html#aa_recharge

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  • Interesting.Price is good but probably made in china and a tough ask when you compare to Ikea made in japan batteries at similar price point and possibly from same factory as the eneloops.

    Also even the lower capacity batteries have only 500 cycle life which is odd.

    I guess if you couldnt get hold of ikea batteries then this could be worth a punt on price alone as its similar to Aldi and coles rechargeable batteries.Might even come from the same factory.

  • Not a very legit site:

    ABN - Basic trust

    Website is just from GoDaddy, and registered since August 2018…

    Domain Name: WALLABY.COM.AU
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    Registrar URL:
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    Registrar Name: GoDaddy.com LLC trading as GoDaddy.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
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    Reseller Name:
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    Registrant Contact ID: CR252265066
    Registrant Contact Name: Beaufort Galland
    Registrant Contact Email: [email protected]
    Tech Contact ID: CR252265068
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    Registrant: BRB ENTERPRISES PTY. LTD.
    Registrant ID: ACN 065 572 009
    Eligibility Type: Company

    Good chance of being shitty batteries getting drop-shipped.

    Hmm this is him

  • +1

    Do you have an Aldi near you? Last I checked their Low Self Discharge (LSD) batteries cost well under $10 for a 4-pack (I want to say it was about $7, but I haven't bought any in the past year). I've had Eneloops go bad, and some off-brand Tenergys go bad, but not any of the Aldi ones (to be fair I have the least number of the Aldi batteries). Certainly seems worth the price.

    • +1

      The Ikea ones are considered to be better than the Aldi batteries as its made in japan and apparently in the same factory as the eneloops as there is only one factory owned by FDK churning them out.

      • +1

        On paper, the Aldi ones would be better in a few areas, such as recharge cycles. In practice, I'd say you're probably right.

        Here's a recent-ish discussion about the Aldi batteries:

        https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/359593

        Assuming they're still $6 for a 4-pack, that's cheaper than buying the Wallaby batteries in bulk on the site OP posted. They're also 40% cheaper than a $10 pack of Ikea batteries.

        I'd stay away from the Wallaby batteries. If there's an Ikea and an Aldi near you, do some research on which you think is best for your usage. If there's only one near you, then just go there and get what they have. If there's none near you and you have to buy online…have you thought about moving?

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