I have many chargers but this one is fast becoming my favourite. It is a quality fast charger, easy to use and small in size so it is not in the way. You can even use your phone charger as a source of power, but this depends on the type. Basically, set and forget so nothing to worry about. Even repairs overly discharged batteries depending obviously on their condition. To pop the battery out just simply hold the frame and push the battery out from the bottom. Charges up to 8 AA/AAA Li-ion and Ni-mh batteries together. Two types of lights which are simply red for charging and green for ready. A no brainer purchase at a really good price which saves you money in the long run with your battery needs. No bad stuff yet but with XTAR I have found their quality to be spot on and I have never had a failure despite having them for years. Well worth the spend. Enjoy.