I was in Asda tonight at Gateshead's Metrocentre and picked sum of these up, reduced from £15 down to £7. I already own a 3 set of Tesco branded remote control plugs that I bought from Tesco Direct when they had them reduced down to £12 about 6 months ago. Not sure if you can get these Status ones online at Asda at this price, as I have'nt checked that out so may be worth a look. They had plenty of them out on the shelves when I bought mine tonight.
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I know that these have been previously posted on here, when they were reduced down to £5 in some Asda stores just before the Christmas. But I have'nt seen them reduced instore since that price reduction expired over 3 months ago
I find that these come in really useful, especially where access to some of my wall sockets is a bit restricted where they can be a bit awkward to get to. For example I find that trying to get to my wall sockets behind the set-up on my tv stand virtually impossible without having to move my speakers and stands and then having to pull my tv stand out allowing me to squeeze behind it to get to my wall sockets. These have been a great buy for me and save me a lot of hassle.
I find that they can also help you save on energy costs, making it easier for me to switch some off my electrical items off as they cut the power to them, especially some of the electrical items that I would normally just have in permanent stand-by mode like my tv and cable box.
I have the 3 Tesco remote plugs that I already own plugged into all my hard to get to wall sockets, I have 1 of the remote sockets plugged into a floor standing lamp where the socket is behind 1 of the settees and awkward to get to, and I have the other 2 plugged into the wall sockets behind my tv stand where I have 2 Belkin 8 socket multi-adaptor surge protectors plugged into each one and they work flawlessly.
When I got home this evening I set-up and tested these Asda Status branded remote control sockets, and I have found them to work just as good as the Tesco ones I have. There extremely easy to set up, and if you wanted to you could buy more than one set of these,even multiple sets, as they allow you to set-up multiple sockets in 1 of 4 zones where there is a on/off button for each of the 1 to 4 zones on the remote control.
There is also a socket "all off" button which would switch all of the remote sockets off, no matter which of the 1 to 4 zones that you may have assigned any particular socket to. Using multiple remote sockets ( for e.g if you had 12 of them) can also be easily set-up to work from just one remote control.
I have been all around the house testing how good the remote control is for these as the remote for the Tesco ones I own works wherever I am in the house, whether I am upstairs or downstairs and the signal from the remote to the plugs works fine even when it might have to go through several walls in the house to reach any of the remote plugs. I found that the remote that comes with these Status Branded Asda plugs also works very good from any point in my house, sending a strong signal to each of the sockets and also going several through walls etc.
I hope this info and deal helps some people.