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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2010
Item Package Quantity: 2Verified Purchase
First, the concise review: neither "The Clapper" nor "The Clapper Plus" work for long. When they DO work, after 1 to 12 months (max) they are iffy at best, and overwhelmingly temperamental. Getting extra remotes helped us NOT AT ALL. The "Clapper Plus" you buy this year WILL need to be replaced, though you'll be lucky if it works properly for an entire year. If you'd like to read our exact experiences with "The Clapper," "The Clapper Plus," and the replacement remotes for the latter (likely to be yours as well, we think!), read on...

We got our first "Clapper" (we've had two) because our bedroom's lamp had to be in an inconvenient-to-reach spot. It worked pretty well for about 5 months... "pretty well" meaning that we had to clap twice (... or three times... or four, seventeen, seventy...), in whatever pattern/volume "The Clapper" decided it would require in order to operate on any given try. We clapped A LOT; sometimes it worked - eventually; sometimes not at all. Then it just quit entirely. We went over the instructions (such as they are), adjusted & readjusted the settings, looked online (everything we could find), tried other lamps on that outlet to make sure the outlet wasn't to blame (it wasn't). Nothing worked! We got a new "Clapper" and had a repeat of the same experiences.

So... we decided to get "The Clapper Plus." After all, with a remote - no clapping, right OR wrong, would be required! For the first 6-7 months, the remote worked perfectly, every time! YES! Then it died, & stayed dead. We replaced the battery. We tried everything (see previous paragraph). No go. (Oddly, it DID work - but only via hand-claps, with the same problems... & only for several days.) Then, yet again, NOTHING worked! Thinking that perhaps the problem was with the REMOTE, when we saw them for sale on AMAZON, we bought the package of two. This time, the remotes worked for exactly TWO days. Again we tried everything mentioned above; NOTHING WORKED. (We were beginning to get paranoid; it crossed our minds to wonder whether "The Clapper" & "The Clapper Plus" MADE to fail within a year or so - just in time to re-purchase when they reappeared again during the next holiday season? Well, like I said - we were pretty frustrated by this time!)

So, if you do decide to buy this product, we wish you luck & hope your experiences with "The Clapper," "The Clapper Plus," and/or the remotes, will be much better than were ours! **NOTE: Though we aren't senior citizens ourselves, since the product seems to have been aimed, at least partially, at seniors, we feel we should mention that both "Clappers," and the remotes used with "The Clapper Plus" could easily leave seniors (or anyone) with mobility problems, unexpectedly stuck with the light on all night, or worse, stuck in the dark until daylight.**
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2012
Item Package Quantity: 2Verified Purchase
purchased clapper unit about 2 months ago. the clapper worked only 2 times by clapping. the remote control worked great until about 3 days ago then that clapped out. tried new battries no luck. don't buy this piece of ######
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2014
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didn"t work. threw it away. I could never get this to work with the clapper. I tried all different ways.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2012
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Why do you need a remote. For a clapper. It's a clapper. IT'S A CLAPPER. WHY DO YOU NEED A REMOTE? WHYYY
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2011
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i have only been using the clapper plus with 3 remotes for about one month and they have worked exactly as they should. occasionally i find the lamp turned on when it should be off but that is caused by my dog barking. there have been a lot of bad reviews of the clapper failing to function properly after a couple of months so i hope to write another review after six months or a year. that should be a more meaningful evaluation. for now though, i'm a happy camper.Joseph Enterprises, Inc. The Clapper Plus Cl84512 As Seen On Tv
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2013
Item Package Quantity: 2Verified Purchase
From reading the description on Amazon I thought this was an offer for the Clapper Plus, not just the remote controls Very surprised when I opened the package.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2014
Item Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
This Clapper Remote Plus was pitiful. I couldn't get the remote to work at all. The Clapper worked fine by just clapping but, it hurt's my hands because of my severe arthritis so that's why I ordered the remote. I'll keep working with it. Maybe it's just my brain :-) and I'll get my daughter to work with it.
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on December 21, 2012
Item Package Quantity: 2Verified Purchase
At first it seemed it was only the remotes, but when you read the details right below the shipping information it makes it seem that the Clapper is also included in this purchase. Very unhappy when all I got were two remote controls for the Clapper. Please update page to show correct information about the product you are actually getting; not the product that it works with. Returning items since I have no use for them without the main component.
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on January 30, 2014
Item Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
the product did not do what it was supposed to do. the one I had before (which quit working) was wonderful. Did every thing I could to think to get this one to work, followed directions but nothing makes it work. I can still use the clapper but can't use remote.
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on December 7, 2014
Item Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
The Clapper would not work for a bed-ridden person. Each time her bed rail wae raised or lowered, or something put on her bedside tray, the light would go off and it would not work at all with her weak claps. I am very dis-appointed it would not work for her.
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