Originally posted here: http://buzzvibe.tumblr.com/post/7508173578/battery-bluster
Well. It’s times like this I really appreciate rechargeable sex toys. Crazy-ass, impossible-to-find odd battery sizes are slowly becoming the bane of my life. Please. For the love of all that vibrates, why can’t we just stick to the standard, and readily available everywhere, C, AA, AAA? I’ll even forgive the occasional N, because Pocket Rockets rock, and even a single AAA is sometimes to big for smaller toys.
But I can do without having to deal with the others. Months of sex toy reviewing has put many of these things in my hands, and I now cringe when I have to fiddle with tiny watch cell batteries. Those dinky things aren’t cheap, and they apparently disappear into the ether when dropped. I don’t even bother replacing them when they run down. I simply move on to another toy. Even still, most grocery stores and pharmacies sell those, so it’s not that hard to find replacements.
Enter the 27A. Yes, that is an actual battery size. It’s similar to the 23A, only it’s thinner and much more elusive. I wouldn’t have even bothered replacing it if it weren’t for the fact that I had to get my (long overdue) review done. The Bnaughty Unleashed is a battery hog, and the 27A that came with it only lasted 4 uses. After visiting various supermarkets, drugstores, and a Target, I finally managed to find one at Radio Shack.
Seriously, I should not have to go to a specialty electronics store to buy batteries for my sex toys. It would be great if they were all rechargeable so I didn’t have to buy batteries at all. But that’s not how it is. Maybe one day.