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Owl Energy Monitor USB Connect Only £2.62 @ Tesco Instore
Owl Energy Monitor USB Connect Only £2.62 @ Tesco Instore

Owl Energy Monitor USB Connect Only £2.62 @ Tesco Instore

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Tesco Bradford have these Owl USB Connectors for only £2.62
They allow your PC to receive signals from your Owl Energy Monitor.
Graphically view/plot your energy usage
I bought three, there was one left over.
I don't know if it is nation wide or not.

Forgot to say.. The shelf end label said £10.49 (Reduced from £19.99), but it scanned at £2.62
That's why I went back for two more.

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Original Poster

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/yorkshiretrebor/hotukdeals/owl2.jpg

Thanks, was waiting for these to drop again.

If you are passing & they've got some left I'd greatly appreciate it if you couild pick me one up
..full reimbursal of course, as I doubt they've done this nationwide!

You lucky so & so!

Forgot to say.. The shelf end label said £10.49 (Reduced from £19.99), but it scanned at £2.62
That's why I went back for two more!!

Yep, true to form!

Which section were they in?

Owl Dongle? Poor owl!

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alanrowell;8726760

Which section were they in?



In the electrical bit.
On the same wall as the digital cameras and sat navs but nearer the back wall.

Oh the tragedy of a planet killing multi-national selling Chinese tat that you didn't know you needed.
Even more ironic is the need to use a PC to see how much energy you're wasting.

History will judge the early 21st century as the age of eco-claptrap.

Keep in mind a PC needs to be on ALL the time to use this.

Also the software supplied is pants. "Electric Owl" software on sourceforge is much better in my experience.

Good price though :-D

will check

cheers for that, i'll check my local tommorrow, i bought the monitor last week for £19.99 but the usb dongle was £15 so i didnt bother picking one up.

Lorian;8727536

Keep in mind a PC needs to be on ALL the time to use this.



Oh well that's just farcical. Seriously, I've never heard of a more ridiculous piece of eco-nonsense in my life.

londislagerhound;8727674

Oh well that's just farcical. Seriously, I've never heard of a more … Oh well that's just farcical. Seriously, I've never heard of a more ridiculous piece of eco-nonsense in my life.



dont you mean it illogical :whistling::whistling:

londislagerhound;8727430

Oh the tragedy of a planet killing multi-national selling Chinese tat … Oh the tragedy of a planet killing multi-national selling Chinese tat that you didn't know you needed.Even more ironic is the need to use a PC to see how much energy you're wasting.History will judge the early 21st century as the age of eco-claptrap.



+1... the amount of resources wasted to produce and run this to tell you to turn something off when you don't it use is silly

I bought one of these last time they were reduced to a tenner.

Have just installed the software on Windows 7, but I can't get this dongle to be recognised by the software....all seems to be installed ok though. Worked fine with XP.

londislagerhound;8727430

Oh the tragedy of a planet killing multi-national selling Chinese tat … Oh the tragedy of a planet killing multi-national selling Chinese tat that you didn't know you needed.Even more ironic is the need to use a PC to see how much energy you're wasting.



You don't NEED a PC to see how much energy you are using ....but this dongle does allow you to see what energy you have used over a period of time, and what difference you can make to reduce the consumption

londislagerhound;8727430

Oh the tragedy of a planet killing multi-national selling Chinese tat … Oh the tragedy of a planet killing multi-national selling Chinese tat that you didn't know you needed.Even more ironic is the need to use a PC to see how much energy you're wasting.History will judge the early 21st century as the age of eco-claptrap.



I like to think of it as Stupidity Tax

I don't post to threads very often and you people are a damn good example of why. hotUKdeals is supposed to be about finding deals (which this clearly being reduced from £15 to £3 is), in the UK (which it is) - the judgemental up-themselves brigade that have to exercise their misplaced moral superiority (because they aren't) by criticising the function or purpose behind something is just pointless.

There are some people (not me, but I can think of a few) that have legitimate reasons to have a computer running 24/7 (security monitoring etc) that may find the ability to log and see energy consumption at a point in time is worthwhile and potentially could save them money and the planet a small amount of CO2. So grow up and get a life - and if you can't do that then keep your opinions back in the closet where they, and you, belong!

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Original Poster

Not sure why this is expired, no one has said they can't get one.

This is for periodic use (in the main) to hook up & examine blocks of useage in order to establish a pattern, that pattern if excessive may then be improved.
It matters not what you hook it up too as long as you take that machine into consideration as part of your graph.
I'd be sticking this on either a tiny Asus net-top & leaving it going for a few weeks / months so it's only carrying out the owls operation & a few other necessary functions, or I'd have it on another low powered machine, I'd be countering the effect of excess by result, which is what people who want this item wish to understand, especially in the advent of smart meters & generally assessing waste either in the family or via appliances.
just because it's not applidcable to you don't knock it!
saving electric / energy waste etc. is also about saving money, not necessarily "all things green"

Without my owl monitor I doubt we'd have got rid of around 50% of our electricity consumption (& therefore bills) by partially fine tuning our house, thinking about the best energy efficient appliances, turning off so much when not in use, (yes even the microwave) & improving the heating of our main room by 1/3 cutback on heating simply placing a slab of insulation foam as an experiment against one wall..
So the usb stick has alot going for it if you know what you wish to achieve.
Put simply, by thinking clearer in our approach to electricity, we've paid for the new large capacity washer, & a large capacity fridge, both A / A+ ..that's also using the drier as normal (too much)
So mock if you wish, it works for us.

Just bought one from the Beckton branch for £2.62 but the shelf edge label was still labeled at £10. There was 2 left on the shelf. So why it is expired :thinking:

Not expired, bought one from the Rugby store a couple of hours ago, leaving 1 on the shelf.

No shelf-edge label but it definitely scanned at £2.62. Just hope I can get it to work on Windows 7 as the CD states Windows XP and Vista only!

Edit: Works fine on Windows 7 64-bit - I installed the software, then plugged in the USB receiver, waited for Windows to auto-detect the drivers and then I was able to use the software. Not sure how useful it is but it's a nice toy for under £3 Shame it's not (yet?) supported by ]Google Power Meter.

LiGhTfasT;8727772

+1... the amount of resources wasted to produce and run this to tell you … +1... the amount of resources wasted to produce and run this to tell you to turn something off when you don't it use is silly



All depends on the situation, keeping a PC powered up JUST to monitor energy usage would be fairly silly, but quite a few people have a PC running either 24/7 or for the majority of the day so this potentially useful.

The energy monitors themselves are extremely useful, I hardly ever arrive home to "Blackpool illuminations" since I've had one as my other half can see the money counting up on the monitor.

CeeBee;8730810

No shelf-edge label but it definitely scanned at £2.62. Just hope I can … No shelf-edge label but it definitely scanned at £2.62. Just hope I can get it to work on Windows 7 as the CD states Windows XP and Vista only!Edit: Works fine on Windows 7 64-bit - I installed the software, then plugged in the USB receiver, waited for Windows to auto-detect the drivers and then I was able to use the software. Not sure how useful it is but it's a nice toy for under £3 Shame it's not (yet?) supported by ]Google Power Meter.



Did you install from the CD then, as I downloaded the Windows 7 version from the website shop....it says it has a known issue of sometimes not recognising if you disconnect, then reconnect, but mine hasn't been recognised at all. If the CD version works, they I'll try reverting to that

Just wait for them to appear on Flea Bay now. Every man and his dog will have bought stock even though they do not have an Owl monitor. Every time I try an buy something on the tesco deals like the HP flash drives they have all been snaffled and the ebay listings match the listing on hotukdeals. It does PI*S me off

Sure as eggs are eggs Horwich did not have any !!!

cheapest on ebay is £14.99 so flog 'em for £10 :thumbsup:

Tesco at Lakeside Thurrock in Essex had 4 of these on the shelf today, down the aisle with the light bulbs, if this helps anyone still wanting one
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