Complete agreement with 'the Booth's' review, which I wished I'd seen when I ordered three - at about the same time as they did.
The first time I used the savasocket to charge my mobile phone it appeared to work fine. My mobile phone charger has a light in the socket so you can see that the phone is charging correctly - and this cut out, as expected, when the battery was full - hence the savesocket cut off the electricity as described. Since then, I've had exactly the same problems. The savasocket doesn't seem to charge, it won't reset, and is basically useless.
I too wondered about a bad batch, and am a bit concerned as I bought two as Christmas presents and am now wondering if they too will be duds!
Quote: "I would suspect its the sort of product people buy thinking its a great idea but when they find out it doesnt work they just throw it away as 'a bad buy' and due to its value its not worth the hassle of sending it back.". Unfortunately, that's exactly what I did!! I've seen a similar product from an alternative supplier so I'm not going to give up on my eco-credentials, as I do tend to charge my mobile overnight, and I shall try again...!