• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy Home Integration

    • Written by from Bluefield

    I now have two WeMo Switchs and I love them. They work perfectly on my home network and they work just as well remotely. Easy set up takes about 5 minutes per unit. I would have gave them 5 stars, but I think at $50 per unit, it's a little pricey. I've found them cheaper from internet stores.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why

    • Written by from Hemel Hempstead

    Work well in a wifi area with phone apps, but did not work at all when away from my wifi, liked the way to turn off and on and a timer set programme work well. But am going to take this back as it did not work as it was describe eg work any ware ?? Well it doesn't it a lot of money if it doesn't work

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Now!

    • Written by from Riverside

    Good idea but not there yet:
    1. You can not set it up remotely. In case your iPhone App crashed (or else), you cannot set WeMo up remotely. No web access, telnet..etc.
    2. You cannot have more than one locations and controlled by the same App on iPhone.
    3. Tech support not good. I emailed the (first) question above, they simply direct me to online support web page, which is useless.

    I am returning my WeMo.

    55 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea

    • Written by from LEVĂ„NEN

    A good advertisement of the raw product. He worked for only two weeks. Then suddenly stopped working.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Port Conflict

    • Written by from HALIFAX

    The WEMO works fine, if you're not running a Mac server. It requires, and will attempt to auto-map, ports used by OS X Server - 8080 and 8443


    Don't bother with WEMO until they either change ports or allow access - telnet, ssh, guy, whatever, to set ports manual.

    Surprised to see this in the Apple store for these reasons.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    Had to return mine as each time I set it up, it would stop working after about an hour and I'd have to do the set up all over again.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could not get this thing to work!

    • Written by from Cupertino

    Spent 30 minutes or more trying to get this thing to work, and eventually gave up. I will be returning it!

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working as advertised

    • Written by from Del Mar

    Remote access can not be enabled in a multiple router / range extended network environment. Belkin's servers require the switch(es) being bound to one router MAC for the remote access to work. Premature release of a poorly thought through and developed product. Works nicely when controlled from device that is operating on the same WiFi.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but Expensive

    • Written by from Irvine

    This is a great product and it performs flawlessly as advertised, and I haven't had any problems with it. However, $50 is way too much for what it is. I would say $40 would be a fair price for this product and many more people could start automating there homes.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    WEMO PROBLEMS WITH RANGE EXTENDERS

    • Written by from St John

    Basically Wemo is a really useful product but beware if you have more than one switch, and you have a range extender in your house. If one switch is logged via the range extender & the other is on the main router, they may not both show up, especially when you try remote access. Belkin say that they have not fixed this problem 'yet', so maybe a software upgrade will fix this sometime in the future.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    worked first time, easy to use

    • Written by from London

    This switch gives complete remote control of electrical appliances. I bought this switch so I could remotely control the light in the front room so not to return to a dark house in the evening. Works perfectly and have now though of many more uses: electric blanket, slow cooker, room heater. This is a revolutionary idea and Belkin has done it right. It is a little bulky but no more than any other timer. Well done.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch out if using MAC address filtering

    • Written by from Calgary

    Just purchased a pair of these after seeing the good reviews of the product. Since I am using MAC address filtering, the devices need to be set-up in your router. However, as I found out (later) on the web, the labels on the devices are off by one - you need to use the MAC address +1. I found this out by temporarily turning off the MAC address filtering and looking at the clients connecting to the network.

    After that, everything works great (I took more than a half hour to figure that out). I performed a firmware update on both devices and everything was back in less than 5 minutes (firmware updated on both devices at the same time).

    I would recommend this for anyone who has a plug-in device that needs to be turned on (or off) at specific times of the day OR if someone wants to remotely turn on a device (such as a coffee maker). I am using one of them to control a lamp to give the appearance of being home (while away).

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I love that I can turn my light on when I leave work so I dont come home to a dark house! You can also set it to turn on the electronic of your choice at a certain time on a certain day. Amazing! Plan on getting more! Buy now!

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them

    • Written by from Gatineau

    I purchased 2 of them and i am loving them. it is nice to be able to turn them on and off from where ever i am. i can also set a timer for them to turn on and off when programmed.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good in theory

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    I reallly wanted to like/love this contraption... and based on how many I purchased, my wallet thinks I love them.

    That's where the love ends.

    Everything will work well with these devices until they roll out a new app update or a new firmware update. Then brace yourself for 15 minutes worth of work for every device you have. The 15 minutes per device will be used to reset all the settings so that you can once again access them when you're not at home

    Mind you. Belkin has updated the software at least 4 times since I purchased them this fall. ('12)

    Multiply that time 9 devices and 4 updates and you have the hours of frustration that have resulted from something that isn't cheap and was supposed to make my life easier.

    Don't believe the other reviews listed here. They're cheerily suspicious. Check out the reviews written by publications for a better sense of this product.

    Thus ends my scathing review. Just wish I'd waited to buy the new Hue light bulbs now at Apple. No wait, I did also buy them and surprisingly, they work!

    49 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    • Written by from MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE

    I have been looking for a device like this one for a while. Even when I'm half way across the globe it works perfectly.

    59 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and superb

    • Written by from Maulden

    This white plug-in-plug adapter is a very simple gadget to set up. Previous experience with these WiFi enabled things has been patchy, but this was incredibly easy. Plug it in, press the button and then configure the WeMo through the easy to use App. Simple. I was expecting a tricky part, but there wasn't one.

    If you are keen to explore further, you can set rules from the App itself and activate, or deactivate them remotely, simply switch it on and off remotely, or if you are really adventurous, you can register for "If This Then That" which is a web-based system which enables you to link the WeMo to external "Actions", like a website reporting that the sun is setting in your area, or that the temperature will be below zero that day...

    Unbelievably simple, and the possibilities are almost endless.

    Get one. Then see how long it takes before you are thinking about getting another...

    70 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from Rochdale

    Received this product today. Easy to set up. Product works exactly as it says it should. Tested it via my home WIFI and over 3G and both work perfectly. WIFI is instant on and off, over 3G there is a slight pause but only a second or two. The list is endless what can be done with this product and now I've tried and tested it I will be purchasing a few more.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid product

    • Written by from Calgary

    I use this device to control my espresso machine, which works best if it warms up for 1/2 hr before I use it. The WeMo works great as a timer outlet, scheduling the machine to turn on before I wake up in the morning. But the real value to me is being able to start the machine from my phone if I am out and decide I want a coffee when I get home. No more waiting for warm up.

    Works well with Time Capsule wireless router. And is much cheaper than other home automation solutions. Very fit for purpose.

    63 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from Narberth

    Brilliant product. So useful and simple to set up and use. Better than those light timers when your away. I even use it to switch lights off when the wife is home to make her jump. Worth getting one for that!

    93 of 99 people found this useful