Design that makes a difference
We are on a mission to transform a world of disposable clutter into one of reusable endurance.
And since the first-generation of eneloop products were released in 2005, our efforts have been awarded all around the world. From eco-friendly PET packaging sourced from recycled bottles to innovative technologies protecting the lifecycle of your rechargeable battery - eneloop is designed to make a difference. Here are some of our award-winning design solutions.
Special Jury's Prize & Bronz Prize
BQ-CC87 USB Input & Output Quick Charge
Our rapid USB input/output charger is designed with the concept of "Always convenient, always ready in case of emergencies."; It can be used in everyday life and can be relied on in case of emergencies. It provides a sustainable lifestyle that uses the eneloop repeatedly in daily life. It can also supply power to digital devices as a reassuring disaster prevention tool in case of emergency.
eneloop series storage packaging for EC (e-Commerce)
The marketplace has changed significantly since the release of eneloop in 2005 with e-commerce rapidly overtaking main-street sales. This shift has influenced how eneloop is marketed with conventional point-of-sale messaging stripped back to reveal the minimalistic beauty of its packaging. Made from eco-friendly PET sourced from recycled bottles, the package doubles as a storage case to protect the batteries when not in use. The design evolves again to enhance portability while retaining the same environmentally friendly recycled polyester as a base material. This refreshed packaging puts form, function, and aesthetics together to best protect the customers’ investment while minimizing the impact of waste on the environment.
eneloop tones earth
eneloop tones earth was a two-year branding project that ran from 2018 to 2019 under the theme CYCLE OF LIFE: life cycle and reincarnation. The battery label design is based on a soil-and-earth motif that describes how fallen leaves return to the soil as compost to nurture new life again. The design raises awareness about the issues facing our environment and the importance of life. Once opened, the reusable packaging works as a portable battery storage case. In line with the “earth” theme, the package material comprises biodegradable resin that breaks down naturally after disposal: a unique fusion of functionality and sustainability. Furthermore, the eneloop batteries inside the pack are pre-charged with solar energy at the factory.
eneloop tones botanic
In tandem with the eneloop tones earth project themed CYCLE OF LIFE: life cycle and reincarnation, eneloop tones botanic features a plant motif that follows the life of plants from seedling to defoliation. As with the biodegradable resin used for the eneloop tones earth package, the eneloop tones botanic package comprises biodegradable biomass PET sourced from all-natural materials. The portable case is designed to protect the eneloop batteries when not in use, and to further the message of the importance of life and the environment, they come pre-charged with solar energy and are ready to use immediately after purchase.
eneloop tones organic
Ecological sustainability is carried through to the recycled PET packaging for easy recycling after disposal. The packaging also doubles as a battery carry-case, allowing users to protect their investment while minimizing wastage. Both reusability and recyclability helped eneloop tones organic to victory in the packaging category.
eneloop tones botanic
BQ-CC63 8-slot smart charger
BQ-CC63 is an 8-slot AA/AAA eneloop charger that features charge control technology for multiple or individual batteries. This product is intended not just for personal and household use, but also for any place or situation where multiple batteries are required, such as offices, schools, museums, and security companies, as well as for media or staging production. The BQ-CC63 is gentle on batteries with smart charge supporting charge control for individual batteries. The product furthers Panasonic’s goal of a clean energy society by encouraging a consumption shift from disposable to reusable sources by quickly refreshing batches of eneloop Ni-MH batteries so that depleted cells can be conveniently swapped for charged ones.
BQ-CC65 smart charger with LCD
The BQ-CC65 is our flagship multifunction charger aimed at heavy users of eneloop and eneloop pro, such as professional photographers, hobbyists operating power-hungry devices, or anybody demanding high performance from their batteries. It features an LCD detailing the condition of installed eneloop AA or AAA batteries, including health diagnostics, battery capacity, voltage, and temperature checks; charging progress indicators: and alerts ahead of end-of-life. It has a discharge mode to reset tired batteries, and individual charge control, which selects an appropriate charging mode for each battery according to its condition. The device supports rapid 1.5-hour charging for two AA batteries and includes a USB outlet to support external device recharging via aftermarket USB Type A cable and supplied AC mains power cable.
eneloop tones ocean
Product Design Category
Judges at iF Design Awards 2017 recognized the superiority of eneloop rechargeable Ni-MH batteries and how these unique products have led a shift toward sustainable energy. Each cell can be reused 2,100 times with around 70% energy retained after 10 years in storage. The tones ocean package design reflects a “sea glass” concept, with colors reminiscent of waves washing on a beach. This represents a need to preserve the world’s natural beauty by minimizing waste and exploiting sources of renewable energy. Differing shades serve a practical purpose by allowing users to identify charged and non-charged batteries, and each cell ships pre-charged with solar power.
“A product that deals with issues facing this generation, and one that exemplifies long-life design for the future.” That was the judges’ assessment at the 2016 Good Design Awards as eneloop received Long Life Design 2016, an accolade recognizing products that contribute to a better world by lasting longer, reducing waste, and creating value. Noting how eneloop is improving people’s lifestyles to the mutual benefit of the environment with expansion into 80 countries and more than 370 million cells shipped, the judges said eneloop’s low-self-discharge and reusability deliver economy and efficiency while reducing waste associated with disposable batteries. This is the eleventh Good Design Award eneloop has received since launching in 2005.
eneloop tones organic
Product design and Packaging design
eneloop solar storage
Hailed as a “groundbreaking global concept” with “simple, no frills design”, the eneloop solar storage system was recognized with a Good Design Award for its ability to generate, store, and utilize clean energy. The product includes a solar panel and two LED lamps so people living in areas without electricity can safely illuminate their homes. The product is also ideal for general outdoor use.
Accolades for eneloop
iF Design Award
- 2017 : eneloop tones ocean
- 2016 : eneloop tones organic (Product/Packaging)
- 2015 : eneloop tones tropical (Product/Packaging)
- 2013 : eneloop tones chocolat / eneloop tones uomo
- 2012 : eneloop tones glitter
- 2012 : eneloop pro / eneloop plus
- 2011 : eneloop tones
- 2008 : eneloop AA/AAA
- 2010 : eneloop portable solar (Gold Prize) / eneloop bike
- 2011 : eneloop stick booster
- 2010 : eneloop lamp
- 2009 : eneloop solar light (Gold Prize)
- 2009 : eneloop kairo
- 2009 : eneloop universal charger
- 2008 : eneloop solar charger
Australian International Design Awards
- 2009 : eneloop (Gold Prize)
DFA : ASIA Design Award
- 2010 : eneloop universe products (Grand Prize)
[eneloop tones / eneloop lamp / eneloop lantern / eneloop bike]
Good Design Award (Japan)
- 2019 : eneloop tones earth / eneloop storage package for EC
- 2018 : eneloop tones botanic
- 2016 : eneloop (Long Life Design Award)
- 2012 : eneloop tones chocolat
- 2011 : eneloop pro / eneloop plus / eneloop tones glitter
- 2010 : eneloop lite / eneloop tones
- 2008 : eneloop C/D
- 2006 : eneloop AA/AAA (Gold Prize)
- 2018 : BQ-CC63 8-slot smart charger / BQ-CC65 smart charger with LCD
- 2017 : BQ-CC55/BQ-CC57 quick & smart chargers
- 2015 : eneloop solar storage (BEST100)
- 2010 : eneloop stick booster / eneloop neck warmer
- 2009 : eneloop lantern / eneloop soft warmer / eneloop bike
- 2008 : eneloop solar light / eneloop soft warmer / eneloop kairo / eneloop universal charger / eneloop air fresher
- 2007 : eneloop universe products (Grand Prize)
[eneloop solar charger / eneloop kairo / eneloop mobile booster / eneloop anka]
Japan Package Design Award
- 2021 : eneloop pro storage packaging for EC ( Special Jury’s Prize & Bronze Prize)
- 2019 : eneloop tones organic / eneloop tones botanic (Bronze Prize)
- 2007 : eneloop (Gold Prize)
International Design Excellence Awards
- 2011 : eneloop universe products (Bronze Prize)