I bought one of these several years ago and wasn't even sure what I was buying it. I needed a multi-plug adapter and this one had a remote.

That means I can stand at my window on a snowy day and turn on or off my Christmas lights outside, or my Christmas tree inside or anything else it's plugged into.

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There are many different versions of this at places like Home Depot, Lowe's or Walmart.

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