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Does such a thing exist - adapter to make something remote controllable???

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I am trying to get a DAB radio for my mother. She is disabled and would really like one with a remote control so she doesn't have to get up every time she wants to switch it on or off or to mute it if the phone rings. I can only find a couple that have a remote and they are expensive ones. I just wondered is there is some sort of adapter that you could plug into the headphone socket that would then make it accessible by a remote control. If it doesn't already exist maybe one of the techie people on here could start to make them, I'll take 10% of the fortune you will make for coming up with the idea!!!!
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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remote control socket maybe?
1 Like #2
If it is simply to switch it on/off, you can purchase the electric socket remotes? You have an adaptor on the plug which has a remote on it so you can power everything off remotely.
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3 remote control sockets from asda for £8
banned#4
or £5 for 1 from maplin,

Might want to look out for one like this. shame it's oos @ the min http://www.bargainstock.co.uk/Product.asp?pid=1156
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Try ipod docks as they have the remote functionality and include DAB. Quality might not be brilliant but this might do...

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-0143.aspx

And if its not what you want easy to take back. It would also mean she can change station and you could always buy her an ipod for Christmas :)
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whatsThePoint
couldn't the radio be placed next to where she normally sits?


This.

It's the most practical way, could she have it on a table near her? this way she could change channels and volume too, rather than just on off.

Also, you get all the radio channels on Sky, I presume they are free to air, do you get them with Freeview? Maybe something like that might be better?
#8
Many thanks for all the ideas, I really like the look of the Bush radio in Argos, it is the sort of style she likes! It is on ebay so I may go for that. I hadn’t though of an iPod dock, I’ll have a browse of those too. Although she is disabled, she does move around quite a bit and she is always in the wrong place when the phone rings and she wants to mute the radio! I still think a plug in adaptor is a good idea...maybe I could make one myself! Thanks again, I have spread some rep around.
#9
whatsThePoint
Now all we need to sort is how to keep the remote within reach if she moves about a lot :whistling:


She has a sort of trolley thing - like a walking frame on wheels but with two shelves - she keeps all her essential bits and peices on that (phone, keys, purse, sockets remote control) and it moves with her!
#10
whatsThePoint
Now all we need to sort is how to keep the remote within reach if she moves about a lot :whistling:


pockets?

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