Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 20

Thread: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    31,709
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2,073 times in 719 posts

    Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Conveniently, wirelessly, turn on/off and reset a computer up to 20m away.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    281
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    17 times in 13 posts

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Does the bracket need to be directed towards the remote? I.e does the back of my pc need to be facing outwards?

  3. #3
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Shouldn't need it, its RF not IR.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    1,849
    Thanks
    165
    Thanked
    271 times in 202 posts
    • virtuo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Aorus Master X570
      • CPU:
      • Ryzen 9 5950x
      • Memory:
      • 64Gb G.Skill TridentZ Neo 3600 CL16
      • Storage:
      • Sabrent 2TB PCIE4 NVME + NAS upon NAS upon NAS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • RTX 3090 FE
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850 80+ Platinum
      • Case:
      • Fractal Meshify 2 Grey
      • Operating System:
      • RedStar 3, Ubuntu, Win 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung CRG90 5140x1440 120hz
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet's best, but still poor, attempt

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    Does the bracket need to be directed towards the remote? I.e does the back of my pc need to be facing outwards?
    It's RF so I'd expect that line-of-sight not to be required

  5. #5
    Super Nerd
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    1,785
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    105 times in 72 posts

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke7 View Post
    Does the bracket need to be directed towards the remote? I.e does the back of my pc need to be facing outwards?
    2.4GHz RF receiver, so it's going to be like a cheap wireless keyboard (i.e. non-Bluetooth one), non-directional but crap range. The range is probably more like 3-4m in clear air and worse with walls, especially seeing as the receiver is inside a metal case.

    Fail to see how this is any better on a day-day basis than using a wireless keyboard and enabling USB wakeup, the only advantage seems to be that it also has a reset button but that is so little used for most people. I wonder if it supports the 4s long power button press?

  6. #6
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    I backed this project for a similiar solution:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/658903329/remoteboot-wifi-remote-management-module-for-pcs/description

    But i can see how the Silverstone card will be nice for a HTPC, especially if it supports universal remotes.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    223
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    15 times in 10 posts

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Quote Originally Posted by eviling View Post
    I backed this project for a similiar solution:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...cs/description

    But i can see how the Silverstone card will be nice for a HTPC, especially if it supports universal remotes.
    Was gonna say, it'd cost less than $5 to have made it WiFi capable and thus vastly expand its utility and range.

    Incidentally I wonder if there's any actual security on this thing, or if the remote and PCIe card are even paired to each other. Because if not, then you'll end up switching on and off every PC in range every time you use it. Which could be fun in other ways...

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    If the PC is networked (and what PC isn't?) just use Wake on LAN to start your PC from your phone or tablet etc.

  9. #9
    Yeah dude! NightshadowUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    2,172
    Thanks
    134
    Thanked
    59 times in 57 posts
    • NightshadowUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z87M GAMING
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 4790K [Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • Crucial M500 [240GB] & MX500 [1TB]
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08B-E [AP181 & NF-S12B]
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home [64bit]
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mb

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Wake-on-LAN only works on wired connections though, plenty of people (myself included) run desktops over WiFi.

    As 'eviling' said, I can kind of see the use with HTPCs but in that environment I think the idea of yet another remote may put people off.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    477
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    22 times in 19 posts
    • LeetyMcLeet's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Auros X570 Master 1.2
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
      • Memory:
      • 64 GB 3600 DDR3 (G.Skill Trident Z)
      • Storage:
      • 250GB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe NVMe, 2 x 2TB Samsung 870 EVO SATA3, 2 x 6TB WD Black 3.5'' HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia RTX 3070Ti (MSI SUPRIM)
      • PSU:
      • Fractal Design ION Gold 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design 7 Dark with TG Window
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ/Zowie XL @ 1080p, 240Hz
      • Internet:
      • BT Business FTTC/VDSL ~ 50Mbps

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Would it initiate a proper restart/shutdown or a hard reset/shutdown. I'm guessing the latter if it connects to the motherboards FP headers :/ mmm meh.

  11. #11
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    5 times in 3 posts

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Would it initiate a proper restart/shutdown or a hard reset/shutdown. I'm guessing the latter if it connects to the motherboards FP headers :/ mmm meh.
    If your mobo is ATX or newer then your power switch is a soft-off which you can configure to perform a graceful shutdown, sleep or hibernate/hybrid sleep if the OS supports it.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    185
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    7 times in 5 posts
    • Ironbuket's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock AMD X470 Taichi
      • CPU:
      • AMD 2700X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (2x8GB) T-Force Dark Pro
      • Storage:
      • 1TB 970EVO M.2, 1TB 850EVO + many others
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX970
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet Straight Power 750W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT02B
      • Operating System:
      • Win10x64 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Hyundai W240D v2 + Dell (both @1920x1200)
      • Internet:
      • Zen

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Do any of the people saying this is useful for a HTPC actually have one? Ive had a HTPC for about 6yrs and only turn it off if Im cleaning the fans. Which is twice in 6yrs because it's mostly passively cooled. Ive never had the need to reset my HTPC either. My HTPC is either on or in sleep mode, because it has to wake up to record TV programs.

    If anything this 'invention' is surely designed for systems that produce a lot of noise and have to be located in another room or in a cupboard. Lot of noise HTPC? You have built it wrong.

  13. #13
    DDY
    DDY is offline
    Senior Member DDY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,838
    Thanks
    185
    Thanked
    624 times in 432 posts
    • DDY's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z390M Pro 4
      • CPU:
      • i5 9600k
      • Memory:
      • 32GB (2x16GB) 3600MHz
      • Storage:
      • Adata SX8200 NVME 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • RX 5700
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Focus Gold 550W
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2715H

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Surely this doesn't need a PCIe or PCI interface? I assume it's just using the slot for power, in particular the 5v standby rail.

    Should be a smaller PCB that's USB header powered in my opinion, this way it doesn't waste an expansion slot and makes the lot easier to tidy and hide away.

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    What I understand of this, the bonus over USB wake-up is that you can actually turn your computer off when using this, rather than leaving it in sleep mode, which in my opinion is much better. Plus if you have cats that have a tendency to walk on your keyboard its not going to get turned on by accident.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,456
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked
    75 times in 51 posts
    • Mblaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS PK5 Premium
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500K
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Intel X25 SSD + WD 2TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Antec P180
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • HP w2207 (22" wide)
      • Internet:
      • Rubbish ADSL

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    I use an Android app called Unified Remote for this. It can start the machine using wake over LAN, and easily shutdown gracefully (plus lots more stuff).
    I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am so that's the way it comes out.

  16. #16
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    7 times in 7 posts

    Re: Silverstone ES01-PCIe remote switch available next week

    Would there be many situations you would need this when you have the wake on lan option for hard to reach devices?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •