Mike Neilson has created a new piece of hardware called the Switcheroo which has been specifically designed to enable you to change which outlet in your house is controlled by an existing switch.
Check out the video below to see a demonstration of the Switcheroo to learn more about its functionality. Switcheroo uses wireless signals to communicate, although you do not require Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or even a smartphone application to be able to use Switcheroo.
Developer Mike Neilson explains more about the inspiration and design of the Switcheroo.
It’s a common problem. A switch in a room that turns on the wrong outlet. Your options to change the outlet on the switch are pretty limited. You can re-wire the room, run an unsightly extension cord, or continue to do what you have been doing so far and just live with it.
Simply plug a Switcheroo into your switched outlet and pick a channel on “send” mode. Take one or more other Switcheroos and set them to “receive” mode on that same channel. Plug in all of your lamps, and you are done. Flipping on that existing wall switch will now turn on all of the lamps in the room.
Switcheroo uses wireless signals to communicate — similar to the way that garage door openers operate — which means that you don’t need WiFi, Bluetooth, or some clunky smartphone app to make Switcheroo work.
For more information on the new Switcheroo jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge for a twin pack starting at just $34 for super earlybird backers by following the link below.