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I have been using an 8' piece of
nylon string as a "Remote Control
in my bedroom for some time. One end
the lanyard is anchored to my "Bedstand
Remote Pouch" while the other
in an adjustable loop that efficiently
secures and detaches from the remote
It works. I look for the remote: I find
the yellow string: I reel in the string slack
until the remote is in my hand. The time
takes me to locate the same remote in
same space when I am not using my
"Remote Control Lanyard" is ALWAYS
I found a quite similar HB idea here, but
was sole post of originator [Dently] who
was lost in an apparently legendary HB
server crash. Will soon be posting photo
of my prototype.
Remote Control Finder
original idea from [Dently] [Cube, Jan 25 2006]
I made this! [Cube, Jan 25 2006]
Bedstand Remote Pouch
A halfbakery half sister idea [Cube, Jan 26 2006]
||Very nearly redundant with the link you provide. Normally [Cube] this would be sufficient grounds for you not to post it. It is certainly sufficient grounds for you to spell [Dently]'s name correctly.
||I would get tangled up in the lanyard, but that's a problem specific to me ;-)
||I've never seen a remote with numbers for buttons before, until now.
||its a long piece of string! hee hee!
||[skinflaps] I think some of the older All-for-One remotes had digits for buttons.
A lot of Sony remotes (and probably other mfrs) have two small holes in the base specifically for tying in lanyards (I used to think they were unused battery connections)
||You haven't lived [skin].
||What if accidentally, that string got tied to **something else**, and then you were pulling and pulling on the string, heaving on it, hauling, bellowing and snorting, tears running from your eyes, and then finally, you might say, "well, _this_ is certainly not my remote!" Would you still like this idea then? WOULD YOU?
||[bungston] - YES! In two years of testing, I
have never reeled in something other than
the remote, but it is nice to think there
might be a hot girl on the other end.