Hey look, it's the new Clapper for 2006. This $14.99 Intela Voice Dimmer works by voice control instead of clapping, obeying your commands with whatever word or phrase you teach it. Perfect for that outlet way back behind the Christmas tree.
If our experience with cheap voice-control devices in the past is any indication, you might be doing a lot of futile shouting at the wall with this thing. But it might even be too sensitive. In that case, to keep the lights from turning off every two seconds here at Gizmodo HQ, we'll be sure not to pre-program the words STFU.