TV-B-Gone

Switch off thousands of TVs using just one small remote! When you want some peace and quiet in that local bar of restaurant or office all you need to do is hit the TV-B-Gone button. I’ve used it in bars and clubs, and in the headquarters building of a large South African bank which had too many TV’s on the walls and some of which needed to switched off. It really does work.

-- Paul Parkinson  

[When you press the button, TV-B-Gone takes slightly more than a minute to emit more than 200 popular shutdown codes, like trying every possible combination to open a safe. The instructions include a diatribe against television in general, as if using this product is not merely a prank, but a serious political act. -- CP]

TV-B-Gone
$20

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