Amazon Basics 100 Pack AA High-Performance Alkaline Batteries: Prime Day deal

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This isn't the most exciting or exotic deal out there, but we've all got a clock, or a game controller, or a thing that we just need to power - and that's where having a big ol' bag of batteries can really come in handy.

Enter the Prime Day deals this year, where once again we're seeing a dramatic reduction in loads of batteries that you can grab to not have to worry about things going out of power for at least another year.

These aren't rechargeable, but rather just single use - so consider whether you can easily recycle them before making this rather gargantuan battery purchase (in volume, not in price).

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Amazon Basics 100 Pack AA High-Performance Alkaline Batteries: $26.99 at Amazon
Look, this is just a lot of batteries. I've not tested them myself, but the reviews suggest that they can handle power as well as the ones that come in the box or Duracell's own basics brand, and they're hella cheap.

Amazon Basics 8 Pack AA High-Performance Alkaline Batteries: $6.04 at Amazon

Amazon Basics 8 Pack AA High-Performance Alkaline Batteries: $6.04 at Amazon
And if you want to spend a little bit less, you can get an 8 pack for just over $6 - your choice, my friend.

My biggest question about these batteries is whether they're actually any good - I bought a lot of similar-looking ones from the local shop for not much money, and I might as well have just breathed on the clock I put them in - that would have given it more power.

The reviews - admittedly, on Amazon - suggest that these basic batteries can last as long as Duracell's basic range, or the ones that come in the box.

Combine that with the fact that every Prime Day these value batteries always end up in the top-selling lists, it can't be that much of a bad thing...

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Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.