Ever see the video that a regular 6 volt battery contains up to 32 regular AA batteries inside? If you've never seen this tightwads' daydream, watch it here:
6 Volt Battery Hack! You'll Be Amazed! - video powered by Metacafe
Pretty amazing, huh? When my digital camera, which uses AA batteries, needed fresh input I remembered this hack and decided to try it. At the grocery store I bought one 6 volt battery by Eveready for $2.31. At home, armed with a screwdriver I pried open the top of the battery, which was quite easy after I got the hang of it.
Unfortunately, instead of finding a treasure of AA batteries I found this:
What in the heck are these?!? I know they're not AAs!
Nonetheless, I consider my $2.31 well spent in the name of science. Now I can stop looking greedily at the 6 volt batteries, imagining the wonderful secret hidden inside. I figure there are three possibilities to why I don't have any AAs from my 6 volt...
- Only certain brands have the AAs inside.
- The manufacturers changed their technique.
- The whole battery hack is a spoof to see if people like me would really do it.
What's your take? Does anyone know the answer? Please enlighten us in the comments section. I still need AAs for my camera, and now I'm $2.31 in the hole ;)