On July 24, 2012 at 14:37, TwistedMelon said...
Honestly, anything that lasts less than 2 months needs a charging cradle. Most people expect the batteries in a non-recharging remote to last 6-12 months at least. Most without LCDs will go for a couple of years on a pair of AA.
A device that gets only infrequent use like a remote, would benefit from slow-discharge NiMH cells like Sanyo Eneloop as well.
This is subjective. I personally do not like docking a remote. I would rather change the batteries every few months, which is about how long mine last. I buy batteries in bulk either at Costco or at one of my distributors.