this award goes to the battery which receives the most cursing on finding out that a particular electronic device requires it. for example, on opening up the back of one of those huge boomboxes from 80’s to see how to make it portable so you can blast “walk like an egyptian” while riding the bus to school, you see it requires D batteries. your response, (if you’re normal and were born after 1970, in this case your response would probably be negative), directly correlates to how annoying the battery is.
obviously D batteries suck because with their size/weight it’s like powering your boombax for 45min with 4 redbulls. but, they are not the most annoying battery to need in a bind…
so, without further ado, the most annoying battery award goes to…THE 9 VOLT. it’s a pretty small battery, and powers small things like RC remotes and other things that have stupid LED lights on them. that being said i don’t know why the manufacturers design the devices for AA or AAA use. when was the last time you’ve seen a 9-volt? all i know is that when something’s not working and i find out it’s because it needs a new 9-volt battery i am pissed. requiring batteries is already annoying, and now i’ve got to find a 9-volt? SHIT.
thank god for smoke detectors. which also doesn’t make sense to me. why make a smoke detector use rare and stupid batteries instead of ones that are more commonly found around the house? that’ll probably all change when someone’s place burns down while they’re on a day long trip to home depot or batteries plus with the dead 9-volt, trying to convince the store help that they do still exist, and they need one NOW. i’d say the only redeeming quality of the 9-volt is convincing someone to press the end to their tongue to see if the battery is dead or not. and obviously you tell them it’s dead, but it’s really not.
and just for thoroughness, the scale of battery annoyingness goes 9-VOLT > D > C >> AAA > A.