I just bought 3 SOLELY AND ONLY BECAUSE THE WRITE UP SAID..... AND I QUOTE..... "Because fuck those creeps." re: Groupon. Could have been several others, this time Groupon, but the point remains the same. Absolutely only reason. 100% true. Profanity-provoked purchase. Truest "truth in advertising" I have seen in a long long LONG time.
Crap! Stayed up till midnight to see what the new deal was... East-coaster... Figured I had to have it, because... hey, it's a deal (even tho I don't have an android phone)... saw the option to "join" for $5 a month for free shipping... Hey, another deal, right?! Fumbled in the dark to find my purse, my wallet, and my credit card, as not to wake up hubby so I didn't have to explain what I was attempting to buy at midnight... Created an account and password, tried to get back in to purchase, must have typed in password wrong, had to reset, twice (damn tiny phone keyboard), only to get DENIED! Sold Out! Crap. Double crap. Triple crap. Crap.crap.crap. First experience with meh, and I personally am less than meh for taking so long (newbie to the "smartphone" world) to complete a transaction on a device that is suppose to make my life simpler... Hey, at least I am ready for the next deal I gotta have... Only 11 hours to go... Wish me luck!
@Outofmymind Holy crap! That's so true! Or the dang auto-correct takes on a mind of its own and says God knows what and sends it to whosever name my thumb hit by mistake.... Oops.... 23 hours.... 😁 That's what happens when I'm up past my bedtime... Hmmmm.... who else has deals I cannot live without at this hour?
The Groupon writeup is interesting. Shows how much profit Groupon must be making on their physical goods deals if they sold something for $19 that meh is selling for $4 (with potentially free shipping for a lot of people).
On the flip side, if Meh sold this for $9, they'd be able to have a funny write up about how it's 50% off the 50% off daily deal price on Groupon or something.
Oh man, I wasn't going to buy this until I read the Groupon write-up! Spot on, Groupon jumped the shark at least two years ago, what a scam. Love also the well placed (and perfectly appropriate) profanity. Fuck Groupon for real, next up: Facebook.
I have no idea what I bought, but I'm glad I was an early adopter before it sold-out, despite it not being purple or baby arm compatible. Very compelling write-up. I don't know how I got this far in life without whatever it is. tepid-ecstatic-mouse
Hey look! I'm an east-coaster that stayed up until midnight to see what happened. I got 2, and on my tablet. Neat. Of course this is a lot easier for me on Friday/Saturday nights. I will likely resume bitching if something awesome comes up during the workweek.
I read the description. It told me that it was a Bluetooth connected button with an attached 5 volt, 2 amp power supply, all for $4 each. I bought 3.
I thought, Emergency Stop Button or E-Stop.
I have a robot that is controlled with a Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi has a Bluetooth dongle. The robot weighs between 50 and 100 pounds depending on which battery it is using and what other stuff is mounted on it. So it can hurt things if it runs into them.
So I just bought the key part for 3 remote E-Stop buttons. Just press the button to stop the robot.
The switches keep a constant conversation going with the connected device. It essentially is just saying "I am still here, and still working". If the button is pressed, or there is a problem with the switch, the robot must stop. Thus the robot will stop if it goes out of range, if the Bluetooth device battery goes dead, or otherwise fails.
It may be easy to use these as dead man switches. In that mode, the robot only runs as long as the button is pressed. It depends on if the device sends separate messages for button pressed, and button released.
@scfd0766 The robot in that picture might be Johny Five. My robot looks nothing like that. Here is my daughter driving the robot to the car after the 2013 Detroit Maker Faire. Note that in 2013, the robot was controlled with an RC car remote control. I haven't changed the wooden frame much in the decade since I built it, but I keep changing the electronics.
The motors, wheels and axles came out of a pair of Barbie Ride On Jeeps. The motors attached to the pink wheels are from a different generation than the black wheels. The pink wheels are noticeably more powerful. The wagon has the stuff from our booth. That year the Raspberry Pi just ran the monitor on top, but not the motors.
Looks like the app for this charger was abandoned. Last update October 2013 and it was full of bugs at that time per most of the reviews. Buy it for the 2.1A charger, don't bank on it doing anything else.
Got one for my son so he stops driving with his phone on his lap and stop him from cycling through apps he wants to use when he's at a red light. I've seen him do this and he completely loses his driving concentration. :-(
On Amazon, you can purchase a new on of these for $11 and $4.99 shipping. You just need to click on other sellers for the best price. How come Meh's price check says it's $24.18 on Amazon? It should be $15.99
@aradem First, the seller that has it for $11 and 4.99 shipping has 1 rating. Would not trust or buy. Estimated shipping up to 26 days. Probably bought here and relisted considering as medicore Meh's shipping is, it is enough time to receive and send it right back out again. In fact amazing several of the sellers are now Just Listed. Besides that others are selling it for $12.35+5 and up, so Meh duped us into buying it at 75% off. I feel so screwed!
Not sure why I'd want/need a button that can do limited things whilst requiring yet another app to do them when I can simply verbally command the phone to do everything I want (well, not everything...)
But a 4 buck 2.1 amp car charger for your mobile devices? Good deal with VMP.
@juststephen Holy fuckity fucking fuck! Are you fucking kidding me? What the fuck are you fucking 12 that you are so fucking offended by bad fucking words? Looky here. Fuck Fuck Fuckity fuck fuck fuck - see that didn't harm anyone. Ah hell. Big floppy donkey dicks.
@madamehardy Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. I don't want to be tempted myself to swear, as it says multiple times in the Bible to do not utter profanity in many different ways of phrasing it. If you are truly a Christian, and truly believe the Bible, you wouldn't want to utter profanity as you would see that it against God. I'm not judging you, as only you know your own heart, I'm just trying to figure out how you can do such as thing, that the Bible clearly says not to do, without feeling any contempt doing so, if you are truly a Christian, Madame Hardy.
@juststephen It is the right decision to turn away from what offends you. But it is not right to tell an open forum of people of several creeds that they should tailor their content to you and your specific needs. The thing is about this site, and any other shopping site for that matter, runs on every other sin in the bible.
@jmhsrv For me, my phone goes into standby mode, so I got to press a button on side, then I have to fiddle with a button on the screen through my triple armored screen protector, then I can .... BAM. Well call my insurance company.
@jmhsrv is cold now and I'm wearing gloves, so I have to use my nose to get the phone to do stuff. this is a push button and will work even if wearing gloves. I am so glad that someone finally came up with a workaround to use a touchscreen with gloves, albeit a crappy, limited one with a buggy app that may cause ladybugs to appear.
Meh vote because Sold out...u need to save some aside for East Coasters who party too hard or sleep late and miss deals. Also please MORE deals for android! You Apple/Windows snobs stick to your Groupon app and save Meh stuff for us!
Oh, and this have been mentioned already, but there are several automation apps out there (Tasker, AutomateIT, Llama, etc) that are FREE OR $4 AND UNDER that can do exactly what this things does and more (well, and less, because it won't charge, obs).
My guess is that EVERYONE already has a way to charge their phone in the car, so no one really missed out here. Get an automation app, and actually have the phone improve your productivity and laziness levels using an app like the above.
Bought one last night, am in trouble because I didn't buy 3 to share with family. Have referred them to AMZN. My car does Bluetooth, Pandora etc. but the fast charge and parking features look great. PLEASE don't lose this dainty-fast-moon, meh. I already know I'll never see the 9 pairs of earbuds I ordered.
@OldCatLady Update: it arrived, I d/l the app, plugged everything in, and my phone became too hot to handle. Streaming Google music and other apps work perfectly, but a fried phone is not good. I do plan to get a new phone soon, but I'd rather not be forced into it. Tweaking the default settings now.
@mediocrebot Got an Anker dual USB charger on Amazon; it was $10; simultaneous charging of my iPad and iPhone. Very happy I didn't get a ripoff from Groupon and loved your rant. (Lifetime guarantee too)
@mediocrebot im so glad everyone and their mother have free shipping so i can log in at 7 and not get one. Even better to see iphone users in for three. Between this over the last 3 days and those stupid fucking bags of shit that taunt me I'm starting to twitch.
@triplebud so write a script that loads meh and clicks BUY IT every day at 12:01am. Then when you wake up, see what you've bought and cancel the order if you don't want it. Or wake up at midnight for a quick pee and meh-check, then go back to sleep.
@madmatt2112 Logically speaking, since you apparently don't consider "old ladies" to be a subset of the "non-tech savvy" set, we can surmise that you feel iPhones are perfectly appropriate for the tech-savvy old ladies market.
@madmatt2112 I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that I'm probably more tech savvy than a lot of people here. I could write c code to answer my phone. I don't want to be tech savvy to use my tools. I just need them to work. Same reason I ditched Windows - I want to spend let time working on my machine and more time working on my machine.
@VeeDubTDI Just checked the duration of the "Cancel" link on the orders page - at least on the next sale (Kershaw knife) it appeared to die about 5 minutes after ordering. Not much time to research after pulling the trigger!
Dayam, Meh. Yet another item for which I am feeling hopelessly inadequate. Granted, I AM hopelessly inadequate, but I don't feel that way all the time. I don't have a car & no car has me. I would not wish to inflict this upon any of my friends with cars, even if I had any. Do you imagine this might charge my phone if I were to hold the thing upside my Metro farecard?
Interested to see what Meh could do with this Eraping Woot has going on. Always wanted one but $50 for a suggested price of $280 for a piece of foam? $20 would be a good price, $15 a deal. This however? No. Serta Memory Foam Pillowtop Pet Beds $49.99 $279.99 82% off List Price
@maxxm I get my chargers from tinydeal.com it is on sale for $1.41 each. They also sell NFC stickers, which is another way to activate the Tasker App. My son has Tasker configured to do stuff based on location, so the NFC stickers are not required. They are 3 for $2.34 or 10 for $4.58, probably cheaper elsewhere.
@hamjudo I own plenty of 2amp chargers already, and have tried the tasker app, but was unsatisfied. I was looking for another solution that was more comprehensive and this looked very promising based on reviews I read. I have also tried NFC stickers and they do no work properly with my phone. Thank you for the suggestion though.
@katblue I get it, I should have been vigilant... But it really gets frustrating not snatching up any items that I actually need. We all know people make multiple accounts and that's all good, but it'd be nice to even have a chance.
So does anyone's button work? Because I downloaded the app, synced, set up the button actions and simply cannot trigger the button whatsoever. I'm kind of surprised I don't see anyone discussing this yet.