“ Brand: Byron / Misc House Type: Lamp „
In my bid to try and save as much electricity as possible with the recent energy price hikes I came across this product.
**What is it?**
This is a remote control socket set and comes in a pack with three sockets and one remote control. You plug all your usual electical equipment into these sockets and you can then switch them off using the remote control.
I was forever leaving my tv on standby as it was such a hassle to get to the switch behind it as I had to physically move the tv to do this! Now I have my tv and surround sound system plugged in to these sockets and I can switch them off at the wall using the remote control.
I also use one for plugging in my wireless router as this is hidden out of view and I was forever forgetting to switch it off at night. Now when I switch my laptop off I simply press the of button on the remote to switch off the router aswell.
Each socket corresponds to the on off switch on the remote so you wil need to remember which one is plugged in where to avoid switching off the wrong appliance!
The remote has a range of 30m so can be used anywhere in the house. I did wonder though with a range like this what would happen if any of my neighbours got the same sockets?!! I assume each remote and socket set has a unique code to prevent you switching your neighbours tv off?!!
These generally retail for around the £25 mark however I managed to find mine on Ebay for less than £20.
There are chaper alternatives available but they looked really cheap and nasty with huge remotes!
This product is a gret way to save money by swithing off your electrical appliances at the wall, especially those hard to reach sockets!
The remote is small and tasteful, unlike many of the others I have looked at. I am sure many households have many remote controls and the last thing you want is another chunky remote control on your coffee table!
These remote control sockets could also be used the other way around by switching on appliances remotely. How about switching on the kettle in the kitchen in the morning from the comfort of your own bed so when you get downstairs it has boiled!
I am sure that within a year I wil have saved on my electricity bill enough so that these have paid for themselves. A great investment for any home.