The Neosocket is a fake fuel saver that has been doing the rounds for a very long time under various other names. It's a scam product that makes bold claims of 10 to 30% fuel savings due to smoothing the power of your vehicle's electrical system.
It does contain a token gesture capacitor, but the value is so low in relation to your vehicle's electrical system that it is irrelevant. The other components are basically an LED and more resistors than are needed to make it look more technical.
The one redeeming feature of this scam is that the case seems to have been custom designed for it. That's quite impressive for a fake product. Especially the shaped surround for the pointless capacitor and the luxurious translucent dome for the LED. It's supposed to be a blue LED but this cloned version is fitted with a red one - probably because cheap blue LEDs are less reliable than cheap red ones, and they didn't want to refund people for units that stop lighting up, since that's all the thing really does.
It's quite amusing that this is one of many fake products that have been cloned en-masse in China, where they will drop-ship them on demand for the new generation of online scammers. (The scammers just send a list of addresses and the Chinese warehouses post them to the customers directly.)
Nice case though. It might have other uses.
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The Neo socket. I've taken a look at this before about seven years ago. so I Want to see if anything has changed? It's a quack product, a scam product that is sold by unscrupulous people with the idea that you plug it into your car's Appliance Outlet or cigarette lighter socket and it instantly uh, to quote, save on gas by 10 to 30, Clean remission, more horsepower, and a longer battery life. Excellent too. Easy to use and start working instantly. That's excellent. In reality, these things are just fake. It will contain the usual thing probably if I connect the power to this. Nothing happens. That connection on this connection a red LED lights to show it's active because that's quite important and these things normally contain a smattering of extra components. Just for to make them more convincing, you'll see the red LEDs Still gluing a little bit. That means it's got a capacitor. Let's open it up. Does it have a fuse in it? Oh, it has a fuse I Think that's nice. Can we get it apart? Is it going to be screwed together? This cover came off last time. Oh, there is a screw that's exciting. Where is my luxury screwdriver and we'll unscrew that screw to gain access and I shall Zoom down a bit. Nothing has changed at all. All the components are identical to what they used to be. We have a token gesture 1000 megafactor and then to make it look like there's lots more on it, they've got extra resistors and the LED These two 1K resistors are in seriously LED and this one Mega one is across the LED. Um, strange, right? Tell you what. I'll draw you the schematic. Um, oh, they've soldered the wire directly onto the fuse. That's a good cost saving measure one moment, please. So here is the schematic. We have the quick little five arm fuse. We have the obligatory 1000 microfarad capacitor, which would provide at the very best, a slight filtering across your supply which isn't really going to make much of a difference. And then we could have just had one single 1K resistor in series of LED but they've got two in series with it and one across I Think that's just really to increase the component count because they could have done away with this one. They could have done a rear of this one. The capacitor isn't really much use. the fuse isn't really needed if you've got a 1K resistor in series of LED. All the components are just for showing here and it does nothing. So if someone offers to send me one of these and Promises it's going to save you fuel. tell them to go and screw themselves because it really won't. So that is it. It turns out that seven years later, the same thing is being sold, but uh, there's no difference. It's the same scam with the same circuit board, same components inside it, and it still won't save you any fuel whatsoever. It's a scam.

13 thoughts on “Neosocket fuel saver 2022 – has anything changed?”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Hallsworth G1GYC says:

    Quite amusing that your exposing another scam device and YouTube play an advert for one of those ECO devices that plug in to the OBD socket.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars workaholica says:

    Reminds me of a St. Christopher's plaque. Which is meant to prevent car accidents.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sarin Sarin says:

    lol fuel saver

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mat Billings says:

    "As seen on TV" Wow! Who knew I could save on gas with two resistors, a fuse, a capacitor and an led!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Monkeh says:

    Amazes me the flaming responses when you call them out on their shite.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 21palica says:

    This product has the same potential to improve your car's performances as inserting a USB flash drive has to make your computer run faster! I know there's a sucker born every minute, but how ignorant would a person have to be to think their car's power outlet is actually connected to the engine, fuel pump or valves?!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shady says:

    I'm as thick as two short planks and even I know that's a piece of crap, why a Neo, socket, Neo as in The Matrix?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin says:

    some people have no shame…

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars miketothe2ndpwr says:

    Could have sworn these work by regulating your power but to such a tiny small degree all they technically do is waste a minimal amount of power

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacques Marneweck says:

    What I don't get is. We live in a age of mandatory education. Yet, we still have people that believe something that drains electricity from your car with no access to your engine or onboard computer will somehow change how much fuel your car will use for the better. It makes as much sense as downloading an app on your smartphone to improve your digestion.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MsLancer99 says:

    Thea's fuel saver things have been around since the 1970's. There was one you plug this box into your battery, and it generate steam and you plug the steam pipe into the car manifold, or some were, and it will save your fuel bill. Does it work, YES. Does it save fuel NO

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 69uremum says:

    Perfect for preventing hysteria…

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Halverson says:

    LOL yeah esp if it just connects to the cigarette lighter outlet, that's strictly power, no connection to the computer. for that it'd have to connect to the OBD2 port

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