Friday, March 6, 2009

use your existing IR remote to turn power on/off via power strip

this seems to cut power, so you'd need a furhter button press to turn on the electronic switch and most items.
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Home automation is expensive and complicated, but universal remotes are easy. The IR-Remote Control Power Strip lets you use universal remotes on any electronics, blinking lamps and speakers on and off with lazy precision.

No price on this since it's straight from an OEM in China, but it's supposedly controlled by any IR remote, provided you can program the universal remote at all. Plus it can "avoid energy waste of standby status." Which is good, because "if equipments keep standby status, it may be attacked by thunder, the inside high temperature may cause self-ignite or fire."

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