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This worked okay for 18 months, then peripherals (including monitor) started being switched off while I was still working on the PC. A few days later, it wouldn't switch on any peripherals with the PC at all. Oneclickpower didn't want to know as it was out of warranty.1yr warranty is inadequate for a product like this, which should last decades. A waste - considering how much it cost it didn't save anything like enough electricity to justify itself. When you add in the cost of resources used in manufacture - it's definitely not a green option.
Here is my letter today, 27 August 2008, to One Click Technologies:"Dear Emily,Thank you but no thank you, I had been considering going on to purchase the version for he household circuits but, with this case of 㾿.94 total price for 17 months as an example, it is far more economical to stick with turning everything off which is not in use.Nice effort, but come back to me when you have a 10 year warranty or a far cheaper price.George Clarke"This period would seem to be the average life of these gadgets and my letter, I think,, says it all.
E-ON call the OneClick Intelliplug 'Powerdown'. I have written to E-ON in these terms ...Your appliance 'Power-down' should be more accurately called 'POWER-UP',and potential purchasers and users should be so warned.I have now tried two examples. Yes, it does what it says on the box itdoes - it switches off all peripherals if the CPU is switched OFF.What it also does is to switch my CPU and all the peripherals back ONwithin seconds if the CPU manually or automatically is switched to Sleepmode. It then stops the whole system going to Sleep, wasting even moreelectricity.I use an Apple Mac G4 with a range of peripherals. OneClick now tell me:· Some Apple Mac products use a lower amount of power which may not be detected by our other products.· The Apple Mac needs to be shut down rather than left in sleep or hibernation mode.· An internal conflict may cause some USB peripheral equipment to wake up the computer.I suggest that a new product needs to be developed which will switch offperipherals when the CPU is in Sleep mode. That will save electricity.
bought 2 from E-on,but seem to have a built in lifetime, the first lasting 16 months,the 2nd lasted 13 months.They may do all thats promised on the box but hardly a good investment
DO NOT BUY THEM.I bought 10 of them for work. I currently have 5 in my draw which have broken. I have tried numerous times to contact the manufacturer but they have never got back to me.Terrible product and terrible customer service.Good idea thoguh, badly exectued
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