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The doorbell powered by your visitors.

A quick look at a wireless doorbell that can transmit a signal up to 100m using power generated by the finger that pushed it. 

You can buy one from Amazon at the links below.



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Reader Comments (10)

Hi Mat,
Somewhat apt that you give us another doorbell review in the same week that Avon cosmetics announces that it will be moving its headquarters to the UK... ;-)

March 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrahamK998

Love it! The advertising alone justified the video! Thanks!

March 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

After a pretty crappy day yesterday this vid sent me to bed smiling. Tears in my eyes - that poor woman :)

Thanks Monnkeyboy.

March 18, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbiddy

That's the best that I could hope for... to provide some light relief. Sometimes people can be far too serious about tech.

March 18, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Dear Monkeyboy,

Do you know if you can configure two or more different ringing chime tones to one ringer, so that if there is someone wishing to tie me to a chair at my rear door and someone wishing to provide a one night stand at my front door I can determine which door to answer first; each doorbell device ringing a different chime? (I suppose they could be one in the same in some cases)

if I have a third door bell button installed next to my bedwetting uncle upstairs can I then determine if he needs assistance or bring him a nice cool glass of water and two hours later change the mattress pad when he rings his bell with his own personal tone/chime.. ("Sorry uncle please stop ringing , I can't go upstairs right now I'm having a one night stand," or as I mumble through a duct taped mouth" I'm currently tied to a chair, but I'll be with you as soon as I can").

Any idea if the door bell units are waterproof or possibly urine resistant ? I'd hate to have all that technology ruined by a PH level they can't handle.

March 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermark

The answers to your questions (in random order) are... No, Yes, No! no, Yes, Tuesday, Albert, yes and catfish.

March 19, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

This is all well and good but when do we see the hand cream review?


March 20, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteral

One thing that worries me about having the receiver/ringer plugged in all day is how much electricity is it using. Could you plug in a killawatt and find the power being drawn?

March 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRich

It's an important post for knowing about doorbelll. Really need and well doorbell with well tune for a home. Best wireless doorbell is one of the best options for your home security. So thanks for this good article with this video. Mostly i like wireless doorbell is an attractive option for its no wire requirement. :)

June 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGom Cruise

my list has several other doorbell cameras

September 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkate

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