I just tried out Sanyo Eneloops 2000mA and another brand with similar technology. I know that 2000mA is still pretty high, but I was willing to hope that their claims of 85% charge retention after a year would be legit.
As far as I can tell, it's not even close, on either of the batteries, and I've tried 4 of 'em already. I load them up in a pager which consumes virtually no energy, and within 10 days, the Eneloops and the other slow-discharge battery are down to HALF charge. In contrast, conventional Duracell AAs take 4 months of continuous use to drop that low.
Was pretty disappointed in this result, to say the least. Was wondering if anyone else had any different experiences with them.
(And yes, I know I shouldn't be trying to run a high-amp type battery in a pager which will never require the high amperage, and that it's better for digital cams, LED flaslights, etc.)