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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…

Gadget Diary – Digital TV for my Grandparents

I visit my grandparents regularly on Sundays. They are almost 90 years old and live in North Bondi.

A while ago, I bought them the Economy Digital Set Top box, which…

Brief Blogs for Week Ending 2013-02-28

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Bosch DLE 70 Laser Distance Measuring Tool – The Tape Measure of the Future

The Bosch DLE 70 is a portable laser rangefinder (distance measurement device). You use it like a laser pointer to mark any target object whose distance you want to measure,…

Bosch DLE 70 Laser Distance Measuring Tool – The Tape Measure of the Future
Vlad’s alternative design for the new UTS Business School (Dr Chau Chak Wing Building)

The University of Technology, Sydney has officially unveiled the new design for the $150 million Doctor Chau Chak Wing Building, which will host the new Business School.

This building was designed…

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Efergy RF Remote Controlled Power Switch (Stand-By Eliminator)

Written by Vlad on September 21, 2010 – 6:21 pm - 5,029 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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