Taking Lazy to a Whole New Level

I was just over at Asda (a wholly owned subsidary of Wal-Mart) to buy a lightbulb for the bedside table of an unnamed woman. I wandered over the electronics, as I am sometimes wont to do.

It was there that I discovered the Standby Buster. The proud owner of a Standby Buster is clearly making a statement. No, not, “See how much I care about the environment!” Rather he is saying, “I am so lazy that I can’t bother to push the button on the telly on the way up to bed.” I mean, how much effort does this really take?

The company that developed the Standby Buster encourages users to plug all of their entertainment appliances into one four-way plug and plug that into their product so all the devices can be shut off at once. That includes the Sky or digital box. These are devices that are designed to be left on, as they re-set when the power goes off and lose programming information.

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One Response to “Taking Lazy to a Whole New Level”

  1. John of Indiana Says:

    Even when you push the button, Sol, the little darling is still making the meter spin.
    Almost all electronic devices today have power supplies that are constantly “on”. This is because when you push the on button, you’re actually commanding the microprocessor to get moving and turn the rest of the machine on. So “Off” might be more accurately called “Sleeping”.
    The worst offenders, right behind Tellies, is the ubiquitous “Wall Wart”, the little plug in “cube”.


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