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USB Wireless N Adapter Transfers At Up To 300Mbps

This is a generic-branded USB Wireless N adapter based on the Ralink RT3072 chipset. It can transfer at up to 300Mbps, unlike commonly found less-capable models that only support 150Mbps.…

USB Wireless N Adapter Transfers At Up To 300Mbps
Tweaks to Site Appearance

I am currently tweaking the visual appearance of the site. You may see things change in size, colour or be moved around.

For a long time, I felt that the header…

Asus P5G41C-M LX Socket 775 uATX Motherboard with DDR2 and DDR3

In a previous post I explained how on my main desktop system - a socket-775 Core 2 Duo E4500 system - I can only access 3.25GB out of 4GB of…

Asus P5G41C-M LX Socket 775 uATX Motherboard with DDR2 and DDR3
Happy Birthday Vlad!

Happy Birthday to Vlad, who turned 31 last Sunday.

His birthday was celebrated amongst many friends, electronic synth-pop music, kava, drink, platters of food, caramel mud cake and lots of gadgets…

SwissGear Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer

The SwissGear wireless presenter is a small handheld remote control for PowerPoint presentations. It also has an inbuilt red laser pointer. It is manufactured by Wenger, who are famous for…

SwissGear Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer
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Efergy RF Remote Controlled Power Switch (Stand-By Eliminator)

Written by Vlad on September 21, 2010 – 6:21 pm - 4,963 views

Efergy Standby Eliminator (RF Remote Controlled Power Switch) showing 4 receivers and remote control

Remote Controlled Power Switches let you turn any mains appliance on and off with a remote control.

They consist of a remote control and a set of receivers. You plug each receiver into a separate power point, which turns it into a remote controlled power point. You then plug the devices that you want to control into each receiver.

I purchased the Efergy Standby Eliminator, which comes as a set consisting of four receivers and a remote control, from CatchOfTheDay for $40 each.

The Efergy product uses radio frequencies (RF) instead of infra-red light, so the remote control does not need a line-of-sight to the receiver. This means that you can install them behind cabinets and tables. A single remote can control 4 different outlets.

Why I purchased the Efergy Remote Controlled Power Switch

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