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I've had my orange sky gnome for years now, got one when they first came out in, I think, early 2006. It really is a nice little gadget which enables you to listen to the audio from any of the Sky digiboxes / plusboxes / HDboxes in your house. I tend to leave mine plugged into its charger in the kitchen for the most part and listen to Sky News when I'm doing my toast and coffee in the morning. In addition, you can change the channel of your Sky box on it remotely using either the 'up' and 'down' buttons or the numeric keypad. It's great to carry round the house when doing DIY jobs and suchlike, and its robust construction means it can take a bit of abuse. I've found the range on it is also really long, meaning I can take it down to the bottom of the garden and still receive audio from my Sky box.
Sky Gnome is a clever little gadget that connects wirelessly to your Sky box and allows you to hear the audio from your TV signal. It has a rechargeable battery so you can carry it around and cleverly allows you to change the channel from another room.
Its a cute little thing. It's a pyrimid shape , about 15cm high. It has buttons on the front to change channel and volume and a display. it has two speakers on the other two sides of the pyramid, to give it stereo sound.
This is just about my most favourite gadget. I love to have noise on in the background and this allows me to have it anywhere in the house. I tend to use it to listen to all the radio channels so I guess you could say that its no more useful than a digital radio but there are times when I want to listen to Sky Sports or a specific MTV type music channel and this is where it becomes priceless.
It's not perfect. Because it is small the speakers are a bit tinny for music but they are perfectly adequate for speech. Also there is a headphone socket so you could connect it out to an amp or stereo system if you wanted to.
Generally I love my Gnome. It comes with me all around the house and in the garden, whatever I might be doing. Best Christmas present ever.