These switches have been a lifesaver. I attached a piece of velcro to the back of the remote and stuck it to the wall. Now I can use the remote like a light switch, or remove it from the wall and use it as a remote.
That’s where these babies come in handy. I can be as lazy as I want and with the push of a button, my fan / lamp is off or on. Or they can be used for something else, either way they are convenient.
To do that I needed to know how to remove a plug from a certain remote number. I am reducing the rating by one star, because the user instructions do not mention this and I had to call them (hold the learning button on the plug while you plug it on to reset it, so it will react to none of the remote numbers).
They work great! I like that any outlet can be paired with any remote, and that you can pair more than one outlet to any remote button.
The outlets themselves are rather large. However, if you plug them into the top part of a wall outlet, you can fit a small plug into the bottom part. If you have a larger plug or transformer, or are using a power strip, you’ll need something like 1-Foot Extension Power Cable, 5-Pack. I bought a set and they work very well to make the outlets usable in those situations.
I bought the 5-pack of the newest model with two remotes. However, one of the remotes didn’t work properly. I contacted Etekcity’s customer service and they sent instructions on how to clear and reprogram the outlets to the remote. I followed these instructions, but the remote still didn’t work. They quickly sent me a replacement, which works perfectly. The rep who helped me was polite and professional, and responded quickly to several emails.
I’ve been so happy with these outlets that I bought a second set to use in my bedroom. I’ll probably buy another set for my elderly mother, so she can control her lights without having to get out of her recliner. I would recommend them to anyone!
I have used it for a long time and have had no problems with the device. However, I received the device with only one remote and not two remotes as shown in the image in the product page. This product is especially great for nights when one doesn’t want to get up to switch off an electrical appliance. The remote does not consume much battery which is surely a plus point in the long run. However, one needs to ensure that the remote is in line with the outlet to actually work but that is not much of a problem(However, this is the reason I rates this product 4). Thanks to this products life and my lazy attitude, I will surely be heading back to this seller and purchasing it again!