Finally a way to recharge those regular old batteries.

SecondWind battery charger for non-rechargeable batteriesEvery time I throw out a used battery, I feel a little pang of eco-guilt. But the investment in rechargable batteries for every remote, ever gadget, every kids’ toy that beeps and boops in our home would be pretty big. So I am absolutely fascinated by this battery recharger that gives your regular old batteries a new life.

The SecondWind battery charger may
be an amazing step towards diminishing the three billion (wowwwww)
dry-cell batteries tossed in the US every year. It’s meant to charge
regular old disposable AA and AAA batteries safely–something you can’t do in a
charger meant specifically for rechargable batteries.

Plus it only takes about 90 minutes to get a full charge; hey, that’s
nearly as much time as it takes you to read the directions on those
kids’ tablets and toys anyway. I haven’t tried it myself so I can’t vouch for it personally, but if it
does what it says it does, it’s one heck of a good green bit of
technology.   -Liz

Get info about the SecondWind battery charger on their website, and for a limited time, save 10% if you order from This link will give you access if you’re not already a member.

Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.


  • Reply April 19, 2012

    Shelly Kramer


    You know I pretty much buy anything you guys tell me is cool, but I have to admit after spending FOREVER at looking for this charger, I’m annoyed. Not at you, but at them. There’s absolutely NO search function on the site, so when you go there, money in hand ready to purchase, it’s not easy to find what you came in search of. And while there is lots of eye candy there to distract me, I want to buy what I want to buy! So if they are friends … you might tell them to fix that :))

    Looking forward to seeing you at Mom2.0 in Miami!!

    Thanks for the feedback Shelly! is a flash sale site, so like other similar sites, the items are only on sale for a limited time–generally 3 days, sometimes a week. That’s why we also list to another retail source; however obviously it will cost a little more then. -LG

  • Reply October 19, 2012


    Any update yet on whether this actually works?

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