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    remote pc starter

    just seen this

    Ignition 1 remote pc starter

    what do you think?
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    S'pose if your computer's in a not particularly accessible location it'd make sense. But then you'd not be able to use its optical drives either in that situation. Sounds like it has a limited market apart from for gimmick value, which is admittedly kinda kewl in a geeky way
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    may be usefull for a home theater pc, watching tv, playing music, movies etc. But, does the MCE remote not do this?
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    It's wired!

    Wonder how long the cable is?
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    I made one for my pc, two iluminated push-to-make switches, and ten mins with soildering iron.

    - One for the power, lights up when on.
    - One for reset, lights up on HDD activtly.
    - Make the wire as long was you like, and arrange the buttons where you like.

    - Total, about £2 for the switches, had the rest anyway.


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    on a wire! thats crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    on a wire! thats crap
    Might be useful for testing a motherboard before installing it in the case, or for a PC you keep in a cabinet, but otherwise it's very limited. Imagine if the cable's only 1m long, how useless would that be? I'll bet it's only 2m, just enough to reach a desktop.

    EDIT< Just Googled and found this.
    FAQs:

    Hows does the Ognition I PC Remote connect to the PC?

    The connection is to the Pin Header on the motherboard via a passthrough cable (supplied)

    Is this infra red? And what range does it have. Also is there a receiver at the PC end

    This is wired. The cable is approx 1.2m
    Only 1.2m!!!
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    I've done the same sort of thing, completely free, and its cable was maybe 6, 7 meters long. Mine had more uses too, since I had it set up to control Winamp (Play, pause, stop, next, previous, shuffle), manage volume, and it could shutdown and start up my PC (Granted, it couldn't show harddrive acitivty. ). Worked through a serial port, and, while it certainly looked more ghetto than that ignition box, paying anything more than nothing for something like that is a waste in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldren
    It looked more ghetto than that ignition box.
    - Surely thats a good thing!!

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    Comon guys it's obviously for uber lazy people! How hard is it to press the darn button?!

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    Well, it had lights and buttons and such, but they weren't blue & black, or anything like that. Personally, I wouldn't have minded a more professional-looking finish. Maybe I should do that with a wireless version, should I ever make one..

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    "Ignition I World’s First PC Power R"

    NOT!!!


    I got a PC Remote starter (a proper one that resembles a car alarm fob) 2 years ago from one of the mods KustomPCs forums. He had ordered then as a batch from the US, and sold them separately. Very useful with quite a long range, whilst I'm parking the car outside, I press the button, and the PC will start and will be completed its loading by the time I get to the PC. Plus, if I forget to switch the PC off, I don't need to run back into the house to do so.

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    I installed a key switch on my pc. It stops my parents from using my computer without my permission.
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    Yet another pointless and pricey gadget from maplins. I would rather just remove the panel from the front of the case, and solder some longer wires inbetween. To finish it off, i would place it into a small plastic case to go on the desk and drill holes for the leds and buttons
    I've done the same sort of thing, completely free, and its cable was maybe 6, 7 meters long. Mine had more uses too, since I had it set up to control Winamp (Play, pause, stop, next, previous, shuffle), manage volume, and it could shutdown and start up my PC (Granted, it couldn't show harddrive acitivty. ). Worked through a serial port, and, while it certainly looked more ghetto than that ignition box, paying anything more than nothing for something like that is a waste in my opinion.
    How did you do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bujinkan-ka
    I installed a key switch on my pc. It stops my parents from using my computer without my permission.
    And I use a BIOS password to stop my kids from using mine

    Always something to hide
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    I have this functionality on my machine using the mouse

    On the DFI LanParty 250 UT you can set the BIOS up to start the machine with a keystroke or a double click on your mouse...

    Handy when you have a Cordless MX desktop with a goood wireless range
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