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remote electric blanket

turn your blanket on, when your on the bus!
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Simply attach this device to your coventional plug socket. Then text a code from your mobile phone and- HEY PRESTO- warm bed when you walk in the door! No more ice cold winter sheets.

Can be used with to any plug-in appliance- eg hot kettle on arrival- BINGO!

Will also be turn off in a similar fashion.

alfonsejambon, Nov 06 2003

X10 http://www.x10.com/.../homeautomation.htm
Home automation? [Laughs Last, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Call your bed from your cell phone. http://www.electron...econtrolsckt5.shtml
Uses DTMF tones to "control various electrical appliances" [Klaatu, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

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       Welcome to the HB, [alfonse] ... I dunno ... I do so enjoy warming up those sheets from frigid to snuggly warm on my own ... but this sounds like something very enjoyable! [+]
Letsbuildafort, Nov 06 2003

       it should open the front door while you are on the bus home. why waste time fumbling for keys.   

       also, turn on the irony.   

       sp: electric, remote.
po, Nov 06 2003

       [bliss] the image of anyone tossing themselves into bed has put me off my lunch ;-(
seedy em, Nov 06 2003

       I think there is a great idea here if you broadened it out a bit. How about a "remote socket" device which would plug into your wall-socket and into which another electrical device would be plugged. The "remote socket" would be like a conventional timer - which switches on the power to the plugged-in device at a specified time - however it would differ because it would be activated by the reciept of an SMS message containing a key word and the word "ON" (and off again if the extra word is "OFF"). You could dot these about your house/business and use them to activate/de-activate devices at will. You could allocate different keywords to each unit. In this way your conventional electric blanket becomes "remote-enabled" and you also come home to a kettle just on the boil, the TV warmed up and ready-to-entertain, the PC booted up ready to check the half-bakery etc. (+)
dobtabulous, Nov 07 2003

       [dot] that requires a whole new posting, shirley? I'll await it, and croissant it when you half-bake it!
seedy em, Nov 10 2003

       // Odd, can't remember the last time I walked in the door and immediately tossed myself into the bed. //   

       I can.
waugsqueke, Nov 10 2003

       I thought a remtote was a carryall for your collection of remote controls
normzone, Nov 10 2003

       You left out the silent p in remptote.
bungston, Nov 10 2003

       baked <link>
Klaatu, Nov 10 2003

       I like it in theory, but it also just screams "fire hazard" to me.
Tabbyclaw, Jan 30 2005

       Might be interesting for your pets.
tiromancer, Jan 31 2005

       Adjusting the heat on an electric blanket could come in handy when you get too hot or cold in winter. The only down side is power outages from those dreaded Ice storms.
travbm, Nov 02 2015


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