Myself writes: “This is a simple solution to the problem of batteries shorting on random junk in the kitchen drawer. I think I might get a little mileage out of the drill press this week and make one of these!”
One advantage to the for-sale version: It has a built-in battery tester. And at $14.50, it might be worth just buying one.
The version pictured (from Z-Battery) stores up to 10-AAAs, 25-AAs, 8-9Vs, 10-Cs, 8 Ds, and 5-button-cells. Wow!
I’ll admit that I’ve replaced pretty much all the AAs around the house with inexpensive NiMH AAs, but I used to keep a box full of “individually-packaged” AAs and 9Vs from Sam’s Club in the closet. I still have a ton of 9Vs from when my portable stereo recording rig used them. I was stocked up with dozens when I finally converted the whole rig — recorder, preamp, phantom power, and all — to run on a dedicated SLA.
If I was still recording regularly, I’d have one of these, ASAP.
Battery Storage Organizer with Battery Tester [ZBattery.com]