42L Sensor Bin - Half Price at Argos - Now £34.99
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42L Sensor Bin - Half Price at Argos - Now £34.99

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Found 21st Jan 2013
Just saw this stainless steel bin on Argos, reduced from £69.99 to £34.99

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

If you got the email with £5 off £30, makes it £29.99 so even better!

No reviews and can't see anything about whether it needs battery or mains power, but I've reserved one to collect later and will return if no good.

Product description / spec

The innovative design, of this 42 litre bin from the Living range, features a clever sensor operated lid which automatically opens when you are throwing out the trash and closes once you have walked away, making your life easier.
•Stainless steel.
•Size H60.5, diameter 32cm.
•Capacity 42 litres.
•Removable lid.
•EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 9049756.
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I want a sensor bin but want one that senses it's full and empties itself
Beware if you have a pet as the sensor is so sensitive that if your pet goes past it it opens!!!
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jane5860

Beware if you have a pet as the sensor is so sensitive that if your pet … Beware if you have a pet as the sensor is so sensitive that if your pet goes past it it opens!!!



Oh good point! How wide is the sensor radius? I have a small dog but hope he wouldn't activate it!
what sort of bags do these bins take, i dont like just putting rubbish/food straight into the bin.
Looks good, just reserved one too, they look pretty good, shame there's no reviews yet
Seem to have plenty similar on EBay including this offer on there outlet +£2.95 for delivery_

ebay.co.uk/sch…ths
danwestbrook

Looks good, just reserved one too, they look pretty good, shame there's … Looks good, just reserved one too, they look pretty good, shame there's no reviews yet



Give us a review when you get it, cheers.
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Just got mine home. Pug definitely can't activate it but seems terrified of the sounds it makes!

It takes 4 x AA batteries.

Not sure if I'll be keeping mine:
a) It has a constant flashing red LED on the lid which is pretty irritating
b) If the batteries died (and you were waiting to replace them) you can't really open the lid easily manually

Pros - it looks good and the sensor works & doesn't seem to be overly sensitive

EDIT - Other half is home from work & (as a gadget fan) thinks it's good, so looks like we will be keeping it.
Edited by: "littlesnuggy" 22nd Jan 2013
Have mine reserved for collection. Thanks for sharing OP xo
littlesnuggy

Not sure if I'll be keeping mine:EDIT - Other half is home from work & … Not sure if I'll be keeping mine:EDIT - Other half is home from work & (as a gadget fan) thinks it's good, so looks like we will be keeping it.



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Edited by: "harmonial" 6th Feb 2013
If my other half spent 30 quid on a bin I don't think I'd keep her

LOL first time hearing about this "sensor" bin as if a foot pedal isn't easy enough.
Far better investing your money to buy a well designed and constructed Brabantia press top bin. You get what you pay for e.g. does this have a second inner lining bin that makes it easy to empty? Many of the cheap ones dont. You'll spend more time and money messing about with batteries than you'll ever save with this 'convenience' gimmick and that assumes it carries on working once the guarantee runs out. I despair sometimes.... Nurse! where's my medication?
A good price for one of these bins, but they are truly dreadful.
3ak

LOL first time hearing about this "sensor" bin as if a foot pedal isn't … LOL first time hearing about this "sensor" bin as if a foot pedal isn't easy enough.

But that means apply a stress, which is work which in itself is stressful
I bought something similar from eBay last year. Waste of money. It will sense movement over the top of the sensor, but if you're scraping a dinner plate into it, the lid closes on top of your hand before you've finished, as the lid is open, therefor blocking the sensor. The one I bought eats size C batteries like there's no tomorrow. Buy a good quality press top bin instead. You know it makes sense!
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Forgot to update... the bin ended up being returned because I couldn't use it under the counter in my kitchen (despite the counter being approx 20cm above the sensor, the lid stayed open). I was fairly impressed with the look of the bin itself though, just a shame it didnt work with our kitchen layout.

It used 4 x normal AA batteries if anyone's interested. And made a zzzzzzp sound when it opened/closed that scared the dog!
Picked one up on the weekend to replace a previous auto-opener which lasted about 8 years.

Things I like

- Wide opening
- Has stay open sensor while you're using the bin
- Has obvious open/close buttons - useful for friends who can't figure out how it works
- Takes 4xAAs rather than the big Ds we used before

Negatives

- No internal bin, but last one didn't either and that wasn't a problem
- Ours has a few scratches on the metal, so may get a replacement. Anyone else get one scratch free?

For the price, I'm happy to keep it. The kids are used to saying 'open sesame' and waving their hands, so I know it's not for everyone, but works for us. Thanks OP.
The bin for those too lazy to open a bin. The mind boggles.
Boomgaz

I bought something similar from eBay last year. Waste of money. It will … I bought something similar from eBay last year. Waste of money. It will sense movement over the top of the sensor, but if you're scraping a dinner plate into it, the lid closes on top of your hand before you've finished, as the lid is open, therefor blocking the sensor. The one I bought eats size C batteries like there's no tomorrow. Buy a good quality press top bin instead. You know it makes sense!



Looks to me like the sensor is on the front of the top, therefore cannot be blocked by the lid?
Any one know about the e-mail £5 off, if you do let me know if you can e-mail me it?

If you got the email with £5 off £30, makes it £29.99 so even better!

weltysparrow

The bin for those too lazy to open a bin. The mind boggles.


Automatic opening prevents the spread of bacteria via contact points. Press top bins spread bacteria. for example when disposing of raw meat packaging.
wex

Automatic opening prevents the spread of bacteria via contact points. … Automatic opening prevents the spread of bacteria via contact points. Press top bins spread bacteria. for example when disposing of raw meat packaging.



Aw, c'mon, you're kidding, right? Scarce, non renewable resources are being squandered making and shipping this unnecessary tat.
topazz

Aw, c'mon, you're kidding, right? Scarce, non renewable resources are … Aw, c'mon, you're kidding, right? Scarce, non renewable resources are being squandered making and shipping this unnecessary tat.



Wow that comment has just made me realise how misguided I've been. I'm going to take this bin straight back to Argos, and buy a smaller Brabantia touch top bin for twice the price. What is the point of trying to impose your will in these threads? It's not like anyone is going to listen to you. Clearly this isn't for everyone, but for the price, some people will find it useful.
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