January 18, 2010 AT 1:22 am

Thanks for coming out to the chat!

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That was a great chat! We had a special guest Mitch Altman (inventor of TV-B-Gone, amongst other things). We answered your engineering questions and we gave away a TV-B-Gone pro SHP generation 4! The Ustream stats are down so we can’t post the viewer report yet – but we think it was a record night with over 500 viewers!

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For those wondering about the TV-B-Gone pro SHP generation 4, here’s it’s “debut” of sorts! (You can order one from Mitch’s site)…

TV-B-Gone Pro SHP is a tool for the true TV-B-Gone professional, a model citizen that ensures the safety of themselves and the people all around them, everywhere they go in the world. The TV-B-Gone professional makes the world a better place for everyone!

Here are just some of the features of the TV-B-Gone Pro SHP:

  • Super High Power—turn off TVs up to 110 meters away!
  • Includes all Gen3 TV-B-Gone POWER codes for North America and Europe, covering well over 90% of all TVs in the world!
  • As easy to use as the TV-B-Gone keychain!
  • Touch activated switch!
  • Both models are easily switched between North
    American and European databases!
  • Small, light-weight, looks like a small MP3
  • 8 Infra-Red emitters!
  • With small powerful rechargable battery (comes
    with recharger)
  • Great gift!!

TV-B-Gone Pro SHP works the same way the TV-B-Gone keychain works, but it is way more powerful because it has more emitters and uses a bigger battery. Instead of the batman-like keychain, it comes in a lightweight case that looks like a small MP3 player. It is easy to trigger whenever you desire with the switch on its front. A dim visible light lets you know when the TV-B-Gone Pro SHP is transmitting (Stealth-Mode is available with double-click activation). Like the TV-B-Gone keychain, TV-B-Gone Pro SHP has Instant Reactivation Feature so that you can turn off many TVs in quick succession.

We have two models for the TV-B-Gone Pro SHP:

  • NA model—includes battery charger with US style AC power plug
  • EU model—includes battery charger with European style AC power plug

The only difference between the two models is the style of the AC power plug on the included battery charger.


    2.75″ (height) x 2.06″ (width) x 0.26″ (depth)
    7cm (height) x  5.2cm (width) x  0.65cm (depth)

Click here to view a PDF of the TV-B-Gone Pro SHP User’s Manual

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  1. I love that second picture! “Hi, I’m Phil Torrone, and despite the fact that I’m dressed like a mime, I’m DEADLY SERIOUS about making stuff!” “Hi, I’m LadyAda, I’m happy and friendly to everyone!” “Dude! I’m Mitch Altman and when I’m not baked, I design awesome hardware to expand your consciousness and/or fight the man!” You folks are all awesome!

  2. My apologies if this question has been asked, but have you ever considered a combination of the TV-B-Gone and the TV detection capabilities of the Media-Sensitive Glasses? It could act either as a Full-Auto-TV-B-Gone, or a TV-Stay-Gone.

  3. hi bill – it’s open source hardware, we’re hoping someone makes that 🙂

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