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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:26 pm 
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I bought a Royal USB ionizer from Canadian Tire today as they were clearing them out for $6.99 and a $2 wall wart from Value Village to supply the 5vdc needed. Upon opening the Royal unit, the board has 3 needle like outputs and it's made to operate full time.
When it's on, if you put it hear your face you can really feel air movement and man does this thing work on records.
I did an A-B comparison on a static laden record and it takes ALL of the audible static off the surface, no noise left what so ever.
You could actually mount this on your cleaner if you wanted, but hand held is great as once you drop the record on the platter and power the platter up, just hold it above the record and let it rotate a couple revolutions and good to go.
Total cost was under 10 bucks! :lol:

One of the lowest labor and highest immediate value DIY I've tripped over in a while.

P.S. - it's now called the "Royal with Cheese" :P

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:38 pm 
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OK, I'm hooked, now two questions:
1. what section of the store was it in: ours is a monster and hard to find stuff in.
2. Can you find a wall-wart at CanTire that works for a reasonable price. We have a VV boutique, but finding a wall-ward there is hit-and-miss

Thanks for waht looks to be a most promising tip :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:47 pm 
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That looks great. I'll wager you could pick up a wall wart at the Source that would work.
PS saturn 5 you watch too much Pulp Fiction.
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the Gimp, er Paul


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Hi,

Do you have a UPC or the Canadian Tire product code? Our store here has never heard of it and cannot help without that info.

Tks.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:57 pm 
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It's located in their AHHUM "Audio Section" where they have cameras and some PC paraphernalia

UPC: 22447 29525

This thing works way better than the manual trigger type ones and stupid cheap in comparison.

They were on clearance so there may be limited supply. I am just about to rush out to the other one in our area and see if they still have more for posterity.

Remember...you seen it here first so if you market it, I get 1/2 the royalties ! :shock:


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Sadly our locals don't have anything with that UPC (I have a feeling they just hold the phone away from their ears for 60secs and then say sorry sir), and they need their own in house product code to do a proper search. :roll:

There is one in Halifax on Kijiji for $3 if someone here lives there and wants one. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:24 pm 
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Wow, this is the most innovative tweak I've seen in a while. I'm gonna go out and get me my own Royal with Cheese this week if I can find one. Thanks Saturn!


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I'll be checking with our local store. BTW, Paul, I don't get the Pulp Fiction reference. Duh . . .


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I would think you could get one, or similar, maybe not a Royal with Cheese (...maybe more like Le Big Mac or a Big Kahuna) at most places that sell all those PC USB trinkets like fans etc...Future Shop, Best Buy, all those hole in the wall computer places etc


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Just googled this thing and the info states that the manufacturer is discontinuing them :shock: major bummer! :(
According to the website, they're actually an air freshener!
Good luck to those who find 'em, I guess. Too bad no one stumbled across this little gem before the company snuffed 'em. Maybe if they get wind of the fact that several thousand LP owners would love to have one, they might ramp up production instead of shutting it down. Drag. :x


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Some hair dryer outputs ionic and eliminate static. I use my wife's hair dryer with good result.


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Brand name and model, please? Right now in Prince George, it's colder than a bastard (-25) and dry as a popcorn fart, so the static is horrendous; I'm game for nearly anything that eliminates static.


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I must say interesting cheap tweek !

Just in this area not so dry ...not so much static , just a bit some times of year.

Anyways cheap enough to try one...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:00 pm 
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Go to London Drugs or Crappy Tire and look for the hair dryers with ionic technology will work. It will cost you 20 -30 dollar but you wife will love it.


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Thanks for the tip - I have bad static issues.


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