Kameleon 4 Remote Control, £14.99 in-store (£17.98 delivered) at Maplins - HotUKDeals
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Control up to 4 pieces of AV equipment including a TV , VCR and DVD player
Electroluminous backlit display, especially good for use in dark rooms
1,000s of codes for maximum compatibility and updatable through the internet

It was posted 5 months ago at this price but I thought a new deal would get more attention due to the time that has elapsed.
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#1
I’d be grateful for any feedback on this unit as I’m very tempted to buy one. Thanks.

I checked stock locally to me and there were quite a few stores with 10 or more and none were out of stock.

P.S. Don’t forget Quidco. :thumbsup:
#2
i have one of these, they are xcellent, bought a cheap plasma cos remote was missing and it controls it , they sell on ebay for £25 + p+p,
#3
I bought one a few years ago paid about £50 from argos but returned it cos it went wrong and scrambled.

May have just been a dodgy one but have to say I prefer to use the remotes that come with the tv/dvd/sky or whatever
#4
I had one of these when they first came out.

Once programmed they are very good and the display is great BUT they do eat batteries ( at least a set of Duracells every couple of weeks) I had to use recharchables.

Hot deal if you have shares in battery companies or a stack of AAA rechargables to use.

Hope that helps.
#5
I'd pay the extra and get a Logitech Harmony - they are brilliant and the batteries last for ages.
#6
I had the Kameleon SIX model when around £40 and was happy with it - it DOES consume batteries but not too quickly - remember 2-4 weeks - so you should be equipped with some NiMh rechargeables and you'll be okay.

The idea of only relevant buttons lighting up is really nice feature that you'll like.

I 'upgraded' to a later One4All Kameleon 8 remote URC-9960 that I bought from the States (I should have been patient in retrospect as they NEVER released it in the UK so I get no UK support sigh) and its backlight is now dodgy and consumes 4 AAA in 2-4 days nowadays - so I have 3 sets permanently on the go via the charger.

At £15 you may as well expose yourself to the concept and get some usage from it, and if you 'get the bug' you can then upgrade to the £40-60 ones in the future ?

Plus if you're very careful in your unpackaging so it can be returned as is I think you'll find Maplin give you 14 days to return an item if you aren't happy with it.
#7
Thanks for all the feedback. It just so happens that I have about 8 AAA rechargeable batteries looking for a new home. :)
#8
Agharta;1493455
Thanks for all the feedback. It just so happens that I have about 8 AAA rechargeable batteries looking for a new home. :)


You may need even more than that!

I tried this model a few years ago (that shows how old the stock is!). I took it back within a week for a replacement. This lasted a simialr time before I gave up and got a refund. The ones I got ate batteries something terrible and I ended up going for a Logitech Harmony 655 which has been brilliant. A little difficult to program initially, but well worth effort once you get the hang of it.
#9
gremlin
I'd pay the extra and get a Logitech Harmony - they are brilliant and the batteries last for ages.

It depends on how much extra turns out to be. The Logitech seem to be £40 plus which is more than I’d care to pay; I have more of a casual interest so £15 catches my attention. But if it’s no good then even £5 is too much. I might buy one and give it a go and see how I get on. It may even sell me on the idea of buying a better model.
#10
Make sure you change the backlight from movement sensitive to button press, should make batteries last a bit longer as any vibration used to activate the backlight. Great remote, still using mine now.
#11
I bought one of these last august from maplin for £14.99 (HUKD)

The battery life is abysmal 1 - 2 weeks max.....and has a tendency to randomly turn the TV off!
#12
golfchip
The battery life is abysmal 1 - 2 weeks max.....and has a tendency to randomly turn the TV off!

I assume that it keeps its settings whilst you swap batteries!
The poor battery life doesn’t especially concern me as I have spare rechargeable AAAs and they are cheap enough anyway.
#13
Yes it does keep it's settings.....i must get myself some rechargeables :)
#14
If you change the display settings as mentioned before the batteries last ages. My cheapo set has been in for a month now and still going strong. Duracells would last even longer.

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