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Sel said £4 odd but price checked at £2.44 which is for 1. Just the 2 and 4 pack online
Were priced at £5 for a 2 pack at Sainsburys the other week.
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#1
Oh my god, that is just terrible.

As for energy saving, its for all the obese people that can't be arsed to get out of their lazy boys.

Whats next, remote control chip pan!

Nice price though.
#2
Jerec;4777897
Oh my god, that is just terrible.

As for energy saving, its for all the obese people that can't be arsed to get out of their lazy boys.

Whats next, remote control chip pan!

Nice price though.

do you get off your butt to change the TV channel?
#3
Jerec
Oh my god, that is just terrible.

As for energy saving, its for all the obese people that can't be arsed to get out of their lazy boys.

Whats next, remote control chip pan!

Nice price though.


That's a bit of a generalisation, isn't it? What about the likes of elderly people or the disabled? These sorts of thing are a boon for folks like that. Much better than leaving things on standby instead. Shame on you!

I actually use some of these myself, for hard to reach areas like in behind my Home Cinema setup and they are just excellent IMHO :thumbsup:

The price is fantastice compared to what's showing on the website.

H&R added....
#4
These are great for those hard to reach places. good price.
#5
Had quite a few in my store (Birmingham, Aston Lane). On shelf price £4.74, scanned price £2.44.
#6
Are they Infrared or RF?

Any tried them with a Logitech Harmony Remote?
#7
Jerec
Oh my god, that is just terrible.

As for energy saving, its for all the obese people that can't be arsed to get out of their lazy boys.

Whats next, remote control chip pan!

Nice price though.


Open your mind a little, dude. There's more uses for a remote control power socket than just laziness. Accessibility would be my #1 priority. Like, my Sky Digibox crashes all the time since the wind knocked the antenna out of place a couple of weeks ago. The only way to get the box working again is to pull the box out, pull the power cable out, and plug it back in. Switching the socket on and off isn't even possible, since it's way behind the TV and its stand and everything around it. So this'd come in super-useful for me.

Also, I could use it to hit stupid people in the face.
#8
dxx
Open your mind a little, dude. There's more uses for a remote control power socket than just laziness. Accessibility would be my #1 priority. Like, my Sky Digibox crashes all the time since the wind knocked the antenna out of place a couple of weeks ago. The only way to get the box working again is to pull the box out, pull the power cable out, and plug it back in. Switching the socket on and off isn't even possible, since it's way behind the TV and its stand and everything around it. So this'd come in super-useful for me.

Also, I could use it to hit stupid people in the face.


Ok, I can kinda see it may have some uses, but as its infra red, putting it in those hard to reach places probably means there isn't a direct line for the beam to hit, that is really my main gripe.

Had it of been bluetooth then thats different.
#9
Jerec;4790059
... but as its infra red, ...

Except this item is not IR, it's RF ;-)
#10
Jerec
Oh my god, that is just terrible.
As for energy saving, its for all the obese people that can't be arsed to get out of their lazy boys.
Whats next, remote control chip pan!
Nice price though.


Think u jumped in a little quick then!

Some of our sockets are hidden behind the TV unit and also more under the sofa. Everything used to stay on standby as we can't get to the sockets, now it's all off with the touch of a button.

But yes it would have it's uses for lazy people.... now where are those remote control chip pans I'm hungry! :-D
#11
A selling point is that it stops things being in standby, but isn't the controller now always on instead?
#12
Also, I could use it to hit stupid people in the face.
hahaha.
#13
stevosowl;4797727
A selling point is that it stops things being in standby, but isn't the controller now always on instead?
It is - you'll only get a saving if the controller standby power is less than that of the item you've got plugged into it. So don't use it with mobile phone chargers!
#14
does anyone know if any liverpool stores have these in and also would this be good for saving money around xmas time turning lights on and off? or would the control being on standby be just as bad?
#15
It would definitely be better to use one of these than to leave the lights on all the time.
#16
stevosowl;4797727
A selling point is that it stops things being in standby, but isn't the controller now always on instead?


pibpob;4798249
It is - you'll only get a saving if the controller standby power is less than that of the item you've got plugged into it. So don't use it with mobile phone chargers!


This unit uses no power itself (except possibly for the split second it is actually switching)
...and of course ignoring the battery power used to power the remote when a button is pressed
#17
when does it get discounted it shows full price at the checkout for me :-(
#18
PLAYBOYXIII;4801439
when does it get discounted it shows full price at the checkout for me :-(

The clue's in the title i.e. instore ;-)

Also, the item linked to is the twin pack which still is £19 odd instore. This deal is for the single pack.
#19
Sound great to me - heat added!
#20
Premier
This unit uses no power itself (except possibly for the split second it is actually switching)
...and of course ignoring the battery power used to power the remote when a button is pressed


If there was no power being used then how would the socket pick up the signal from the remote.
It obviously does use some power .
#21
simes;4804197
If there was no power being used then how would the socket pick up the signal from the remote.
It obviously does use some power .

Not true.

Here's one example of how it could be achieved (although I doubt it uses this specific patented technology)
[0004]The invention is based upon the insight that by using a zero-power first radio system for activating a deactivated second radio system, a very power efficient solution is obtained. This obviously will improve the standby time of the receiver. If no relevant signals are received, the second radio system may remain in an off-state during which no power is drawn from a power source. Also the first radio system that activates the second radio system upon request draws no power.
http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20080318605
#22
Premier;4806448
Not true.
Only not true in theory - in practice it will take some power.

I presume someone's patented the crystal set...
#23
pibpob;4806550
Only not true in theory - in practice it will take some power.

I presume someone's patented the crystal set...

Have you measured it? How much does it consume?

According to Wikipedia there were several patents filed back in the early 1900's regarding crystal sets, but since patents are generally only valid for 20 years, these will have long since expired.
#24
No I haven't measured it - I don't have one, and it will consume a small amount of power with a very odd current waveform, so I don't have much faith in consumer energy meters giving a meaningful result (especially the intrinsically-inaccurate ones such as the Owl).
#25
pibpob;4806789
No I haven't measured it - I don't have one, and it will consume a small amount of power with a very odd current waveform, so I don't have much faith in consumer energy meters giving a meaningful result (especially the intrinsically-inaccurate ones such as the Owl).

Perhaps you'd like to buy one and measure its consumption before commenting further?
#26
Erm, why? Perhaps you would like to do the same? :? What a strange thing to say. I would very much doubt that a cheap device such as this, especially as it runs on the mains, consumes no standby power.
#27
pibpob;4806950
Erm, why? Perhaps you would like to do the same? :? What a strange thing to say. I would very much doubt that a cheap device such as this, especially as it runs on the mains, consumes no standby power.

Yes I have.
Yes it doesn't :) (see post#17)
banned#28
dxx;4789341
Open your mind a little, dude. There's more uses for a remote control power socket than just laziness. Accessibility would be my #1 priority. Like, my Sky Digibox crashes all the time since the wind knocked the antenna out of place a couple of weeks ago. The only way to get the box working again is to pull the box out, pull the power cable out, and plug it back in. Switching the socket on and off isn't even possible, since it's way behind the TV and its stand and everything around it. So this'd come in super-useful for me.

Also, I could use it to hit stupid people in the face.

Well said! These are great and saves me a fortune in standby consumption.

as for the idiot calling us lazy, then hes welcome to come around and switch all 12 of my electrical items on the plug sockets behind my 50" 55kg TV!

A PS3 can use 35W in standby!
#29
Premier;4807001
Yes I have.
Yes it doesn't :) (see post#17)
Very interesting - how did you measure it? And it will contain a relay, so unless it's a bistable one (would have thought rather unlikely) then it would have to consume power all the time the output is on.
#30
OH DEAR - I see it takes *batteries*!

Update: I presume it means the handset. Still a shame it uses the expensive 23A but there you go.
#31
pibpob
It is - you'll only get a saving if the controller standby power is less than that of the item you've got plugged into it. So don't use it with mobile phone chargers!


I have something similar and it uses less than a watt so it is pretty efficient, compared to having 5 things plugged in each consuming 10W on standby.
[mod]#32
Good deal :thumbsup:

Still available, thanks for the reminder nimeshjm :)
#33
Still loads in my local store- priced on shelf at £9.97 but £2.44 at till
Thanks to OP:thumbsup:
#34
Just nipped out to get one at one local to work at lunchtime. Priced up as £9.97 on the shelf but scanned at £2.44 as mentioned above.
Nice One OP

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