Antenna attached to nightstand?

Looking for help from the experts! I purchased a nightstand and it has what appears to be a metal strip antenna built onto the back with a cable running down to a black box. There are also four plugs (3 female, 1 male) coming from the black box under the nightstand. The antenna wire is hard wired to the black box. Can anyone on this forum tell me what this is for? The furniture store people had no idea and neither do I. Thanks for any help you can give me.

by Slinkdog
October 20, 2017

Possibly a "touch switch". Assuming by "plugs" you mean 120V plugs, plug a lamp into the one of the females, plug the male into the wall, then touch something metal on the night stand. Just a guess.

by audiomath
October 20, 2017

Bizarre - I can only guess that it is a returned item, the previous buyer forgetting to remove his clock radio antenna before returning. Easy test - look at similar items in store.

by mikerogerswsm
October 20, 2017

Definitely factory issued and installed. Bought at Home Goods and was only one left in store. I unwrapped cords further to plug in and test “touch switch” theory. It is not a touch switch but the 3 female 120V plugs are labeled. 2 labeled HOT and 1 labeled ON/OFF. Is there a way to post a pic of it on here?

by Slinkdog
October 20, 2017

Interesting. You need to post the pic somewhere, anywhere, imgur, photobucket, youtube, your own website, then put the link on here. I guess the unit is wired for radio, teasmaid, alarm clock, whatever. Done it myself but never seen it commercially before.

by mikerogerswsm
October 20, 2017

Aha! Try a quick google on 'wired nightstand' or 'nightstand with charging station'.

by mikerogerswsm
October 20, 2017

Thank you all for your help. Audiomath had it. I flipped the unit over and found the black box said “Mieźo On/OffTouch Switch”. Googling that gave me the pic and instructions. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work and that’s why I couldn’t get it to function that way when I tested Audiomath’s theory yesterday. Again, I appreciate all the help! Have a great day.

by Slinkdog
October 21, 2017

Congrats to audiomath!

by mikerogerswsm
October 21, 2017

We had a similar gadget in a fancy nightstand. I tried it, but disconnected it after I found out how much RF noise it created.

Glad to hear the mystery is solved.

by audiomath
October 21, 2017
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