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British Gas New Energy PC Standby Saver USB version £9.99

£9.99 @ Amazon
These were posted about three months ago at this price. Hard pushed to find one at £9.99 delivered at the moment though :- The USB version operates via a USB port on your home PC or laptop. Stand…
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These were posted about three months ago at this price.
Hard pushed to find one at £9.99 delivered at the moment though :-

The USB version operates via a USB port on your home PC or laptop. Standby Saver uses intelligent technology to detect when your PC or laptop has powered down and automatically cuts power to all other peripherals that are plugged into it.
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#1
I'm not going to vote on this but I have a similar device that runs my TV, Sky box, etc. and I am fed up to the back teeth with my TV and all the other devices powering down (switching off) halfway through a film.

I can't see it escaping the bin before Christmas.
#2
More information here:-
http://www.standby-saver.co.uk/

Shame that people are voting Cold - as a HUK - given the price on-line else where - this seems good to me!

Let alone good for the environment - I am currently using two of them.
1 Like #3
kinell;7129495

Shame that people are voting Cold - as a HUK - given the price on-line else where - this seems good to me!


You're quite right, even if I ain't too keen on them. If the price is lower than anywhere else then it must be voted hot.:thumbsup:
Better vote now.
#4
kinell
Let alone good for the environment - I am currently using two of them.


You use 2 of them? Obviously use a lot of electricals then. Wee bit of irony there :lol:
#5
Shengis
You use 2 of them? Obviously use a lot of electricals then. Wee bit of irony there :lol:

One for the lounge (TV, DVD etc) and one for the Study (PC, printer, router etc) is not exactly excessive! :thinking:
2 Likes #6
Don't forget you may be able to get the NON usb version for free :thumbsup:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/476421/reminder-free-energy-saving-product
#7
Shengis;7129620
You use 2 of them? Obviously use a lot of electricals then. Wee bit of irony there :lol:


Agharta;7129642
One for the lounge (TV, DVD etc) and one for the Study (PC, printer, router etc) is not exactly excessive! :thinking:


Actually its two lots of PC kit, and all the other stuff I have to plug-in other than the PC and the monitor. Its quite staggering. :w00t:
#8
Even at £9.99 doubtful it will ever pay for itself in it's lifetime.
#9
AuctionSniper
Even at £9.99 doubtful it will ever pay for itself in it's lifetime.

£10 = roughly 10W of continuous power for 1 year.
One desktop PC when powered off but still plugged in consumes roughly 4 or 5W so it’s very easy to save 10W and that’s per year.
#10
AuctionSniper;7129965
Even at £9.99 doubtful it will ever pay for itself in it's lifetime.


In the big scheme of things - ecologically speaking - it’s not so much about the cost to an individual more the reduction in cost and impact to the environment as a whole.
Surely …… ?:shock:
banned#11
kinell
In the big scheme of things - ecologically speaking - it’s not so much about the cost to an individual more the reduction in cost and impact to the environment as a whole.
Surely …… ?:shock:


I'd like to see you back that nonsense up with fact.
#12
kinell
In the big scheme of things - ecologically speaking - it’s not so much about the cost to an individual more the reduction in cost and impact to the environment as a whole.
Surely …… ?:shock:


So how much did it cost to manufacture and what is the cost of shipping it halfway around the world in environmental terms
1 Like #13
Mascherano
I'd like to see you back that nonsense up with fact.

Are you asking him/her to prove climate change? There's plenty of information both for and against available out there.
1 Like #14
G0OSE
Don't forget you may be able to get the NON usb version for free :thumbsup:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/476421/reminder-free-energy-saving-product


Nice one rep sent
banned#15
Agharta
Are you asking him/her to prove climate change? There's plenty of information both for and against available out there.


no I'm not
what makes you think I was?!
#16
kinell
In the big scheme of things - ecologically speaking - it’s not so much about the cost to an individual more the reduction in cost and impact to the environment as a whole.
Surely …… ?:shock:


I wonder how many megawatts it takes to make & transport each one probably from China who don't give a **** about global warming!
#17
If you really want to save energy stand over your electric kettle and switch it off as soon as it boils. My kettle takes between 10 to 15 seconds to auto off. That is serious wastage
#18
Mascherano
no I'm not what makes you think I was?!

You said that he was talking nonsense so I wondered if you were firmly in the ‘Climate change is nonsense’ camp. So specifically, what did you think was nonsense about what he said?
#19
Geemac
If you really want to save energy stand over your electric kettle and switch it off as soon as it boils. My kettle takes between 10 to 15 seconds to auto off. That is serious wastage

Mine does that but only for about 5 seconds; maybe I should time it. :)

If a kettle consumes 1kW, over-boils for 10 seconds and you boil it 10 times a day the extra energy comes to roughly 1W being consumed 24/7 which will cost about £1 per year.
As a comparison a desktop PC that is powered off but connected to the mains will consume roughly 4W.
1 Like #20
Have you noticed how ANYTHING related to power (batteries, insulation or energy saving) gets totally off course in some convoluted argument? :-(

Even if there IS no such thing as global warming, and even if in decades to come, it is proved that CO2 turns out to be GOOD for the environment and actually cools the planet down, then this, and many other energy conscious products still have great benefit, they SAVE MONEY.

People just don't seem to understand it, and go on and on, about all the side points when with the simplest of mathematics, and not a complex arguable issue in sight, the biggest deal, now is: there is money to be saved by saving energy, and done right it causes almost no inconvenience!

Now if anyone can make a good argument up about why this is not a good idea because we should NOT be saving money, then let us hear it, otherwise go and argue some other useless point somewhere else, and let everyone else benefit by this and similar savings which may or may not also have the benefit of saving the rest of the planet.
#21
nihcaj
Have you noticed how ANYTHING related to power (batteries, insulation or energy saving) gets totally off course in some convoluted argument? :-(

Even if there IS no such thing as global warming, and even if in decades to come, it is proved that CO2 turns out to be GOOD for the environment and actually cools the planet down, then this, and many other energy conscious products still have great benefit, they SAVE MONEY.

People just don't seem to understand it, and go on and on, about all the side points when with the simplest of mathematics, and not a complex arguable issue in sight, the biggest deal, now is: there is money to be saved by saving energy, and done right it causes almost no inconvenience!

Now if anyone can make a good argument up about why this is not a good idea because we should NOT be saving money, then let us hear it, otherwise go and argue some other useless point somewhere else, and let everyone else benefit by this and similar savings which may or may not also have the benefit of saving the rest of the planet.


Bit of a nimby atitude, as long as it saves you money ****everything else!
#22
AuctionSniper;7130649
Bit of a nimby atitude, as long as it saves you money ****everything else!


I give up. :-(
#23
I have used "energy saver" and "energy monitors" in the past. They are basically all useless gadgets. The ernergy monitor USES electricity! to tell me that I am using electricity, how crazy is that. Best make a habit of switching everything off manually after use and before you go to bed, you can't save more with any gadget.
#24
nihcaj;7130749
I give up. :-(


...defeatist too! ;-)
#25
aztech
...defeatist too! ;-)

No, he’s ‘saving energy’ by no talking to someone that he doesn’t feel i'ts worthwhile communicating with. :-D
#26
Just switch the power off at the wall.
Can't see this is cost effective.
#27
Nonsense indeed.......... Tisk! :?

Seems this is turning into more of a Hot Debate than A Deal

[FONT="]Definite divide in opinion though:-[/FONT]

When you heard that 100 Watt Incandescent bulbs were going to be discontinued …
You either went out and bought a lifetimes supply of them :roll:

Or
You bought a few Energy saving light bulbs :thumbsup:
As far as I am concerned - Every little helps
#28
stamfordblue;7131012
Just switch the power off at the wall.
Can't see this is cost effective.

Very good Point, if you can reach it that is :roll:
#29
£3.99 @ Home Bargains
#30
mattress
I'm not going to vote on this but I have a similar device that runs my TV, Sky box, etc. and I am fed up to the back teeth with my TV and all the other devices powering down (switching off) halfway through a film.

I can't see it escaping the bin before Christmas.


I have one for the tv too - but its so annoying! Sometimes it wont turn tv on at all even though I am pressing the on button
#31
bargainhunter2009;7132292
I have one for the tv too - but its so annoying! Sometimes it wont turn tv on at all even though I am pressing the on button


Take a look at http://www.standby-saver.co.uk/trouble_shooting it might help
#32
Agharta;7130959
No, he’s ‘saving energy’ by no talking to someone that he doesn’t feel i'ts worthwhile communicating with. :-D


Dead right.

You can't get through to some people on here - the argument has gone into environmental benefits, OK, they can't see that, I don't understand what it is they can't see, but fine, I agree that it can come across as a bit complex; I forget the range of IQs of the audience here sometimes - So, lets forget those arguments totally, an even avoid the issue, the benefit of this piece of kit is good enough just on the basis of cost alone, so make a point that surely anyone can see benefits from: ie. save money - but when even that doesn't get across, then there really is no hope of getting through to some people :-(

Go on.. spend more money than you need to, suck the life out of the planet; as I have said elsewhere, I won't be the one suffering the consequences by then, but there are plenty on here who will :-(
#33
bargainhunter2009
I have one for the tv too - but its so annoying! Sometimes it wont turn tv on at all even though I am pressing the on button


Can't get more energy saving than that! :whistling:
#34
bargainhunter2009;7132292
I have one for the tv too - but its so annoying! Sometimes it wont turn tv on at all even though I am pressing the on button


I have one of the standard ones, I don/t have any particular problems switching it, although I have known more sensitive remote controls.
It is not much different to using a remote controlled power switch, on a trailing socket, but this one has the advantage of turning other related kit off too with the USB switching, so I would be getting one or more if I didn't already have everything set up I need to switch.

I am disabled, therefore it is handy with remote switching not to have to bend over or reach awkward sockets to disconnect, it may be handy for the elderly too, as well as the more obvious potential to save power & money.
#35
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nihcaj;7132620

..... it is handy with remote switching not to have to bend over or reach awkward sockets to disconnect, it may be handy for the elderly too, as well as the more obvious potential to save power & money.
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I totally agree.[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]Out of interest Maplins have some useful Remote switching devices:-[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]
4 Socket Remote Powered Surge Extension Lead
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[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT="][SIZE=3]and[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]
Remote-Controlled Sockets 3-Pack[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT="]http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=225158[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]

Both of which I have bought and use without problem.

[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]I just cannot reach behind the Behemoth of Audio-visual equipment / PC and peripherals to find the wall socket switch – these things make it easy.[/SIZE][/FONT]
#36
kinell;7133000
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I totally agree.[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]Out of interest Maplins have some useful Remote switching devices:-[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]
4 Socket Remote Powered Surge Extension Lead
[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3][COLOR=#000000]http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=222869[/COLOR]
[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT="][SIZE=3]and[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]
Remote-Controlled Sockets 3-Pack[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT="]http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=225158[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]

Both of which I have bought and use without problem.

[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="][SIZE=3]I just cannot reach behind the Behemoth of Audio-visual equipment / PC and peripherals to find the wall socket switch – these things make it easy.[/SIZE][/FONT]


I think Aldi had a recent offer on remote switches too.. some may be left - there were some 3 or 4 packs there for about 17 quid when I was in my local store the other day.
#37
British Gas are the worst company in the world, won't take up this offer if it was free.
#38
jaws99;7137958
British Gas are the worst company in the world, won't take up this offer if it was free.


They don't MAKE them.

Besides, they are just amateurs in the poor customer service stakes, they are working on it, but mere amateurs :whistling:
#39
anewman
£3.99 @ Home Bargains


was about to say the same thing, i still didnt buy one!

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