I am never buying batteries again.
It’ll be a shame the next time the electricity goes out, because I won’t be able to power my flashlight. When the TV remote dies, I’ll be fumbling around the monitor for a channel button. My kids’ talking toys will soon develop sluggish monotones, because I’m never buying batteries again.
There was a time when I hoarded batteries. Every time two died, I ran out and bought sixteen, and it wasn’t for my flashlight. A garage door opener dying is inconvenient, but the fizzling out of a sex toy during use is damn near apocalyptic.
The Hitachi Magic Wand changed my life. A vibrator that plugs into the wall seemed revolutionary in its simplicity. Keeping my toy play within a few feet of an outlet is no sacrifice at all, compared to hurling dead Duracells at the wall.
And then came Lelo. Not only are Lelos incredibly powerful, virtually silent, and totally waterproof; they’re rechargeable. Suddenly I was no longer a slave to the battery OR strapped to the outlet! The freedom was orgasmic.
Luckily, all innovations are duplicated and these days there are many incredible battery-free options. Now the space in my toy chest that was once occupied by value sized boxes of batteries is filled with We-Vibes; G-Vibes; the Infinit; many, many Lelos; and most recently, Sqweel Go. I still have my battery-powered favorites, but I think it’s safe to say that none of them can top the rechargables.