• 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.

    26 of 26 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!

    58 of 73 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...

    76 of 83 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.

    65 of 69 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!

    97 of 103 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb gadget

    • Written by from HARTLEPOOL

    I'm not sure who answers the questions on these products but I can only assume they haven't bought one and are purely speculating. Let's clear up the UK 220V issue straight off. It IS 220V and works perfectly in the UK. Any mention of 110V is for the US plugs and is nothing to do with the UK plug. If you walk into an Apple Store and take a look at the bottom of the box it makes it quite clear that the plug is a 220V version.

    Unfortunately Apple are using the US photos which doesn't help the confusing but trust me, it's the UK plug and will work fine.

    Onto the device. It's a fairly bulky thing and very similar to the old plugs you'll have seen for turning your lights on and off when on holiday. Well this of course does exactly that but it works remotely so you can be switching your lights on and off from anywhere in the world. The other very useful feature is the ability to set times for the switch to come on and off and at set times including picking specific days. As you add more switches you just give them custom names and before you know it you've got home automation in the palm of your hands.

    This really is a great device that does exactly what it says on the tin.

    130 of 141 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool!

    • Written by from Oak Ridge

    This device is really neat! It was much larger than I had expected, but the functionality is awesome! I'm really happy I purchased this and will be getting more in the future!

    57 of 64 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    Picked this up at my local Apple Store. I have one room in the house where I'm constantly forgetting to turn off. And normally, I don't think about it until I'm about ready to fall asleep. I just pickup my iPhone, open the WeMo app, and turn off the lamp. And set up was a breeze too! Great product. Good for those who constantly forget to turn off the light. There are only 2 complaints. 1, the price. $50 is fine if your going to use 1 or 2 of them, but try to populate your house with these and they get expensive. 2, size. Due to the size of the WeMo, you can't plug 2 into the same outlet, which is bad if you have 2 items you would like to use WeMo for on the same outlet.

    Great idea, and a few improvements will make it amazing.

    51 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Device

    • Written by from SAINT AUGUSTINE

    I travel a lot and I have 3 of these running the lights in my house. Easy to set up and nice to have different time schedules for the week and the weekend. If you are using multiple timers, there is a feature that allows you to take a picture of the room they are in so that you can distinguish them on your iPhone.

    48 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Switch it up

    • Written by from West Palm Beach

    I just got this and think it is just the coolest little device I've seen in a while. It's efficient and unique and works like a charm. It has many different uses and you can use it on the go for at home from any of your iOS devices. Now that I have one I want more. You can set it up on a timer , or just use your IPhone to control the switch from wherever you are. I highly recommend it to anyone.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there

    • Written by from San Francisco

    These are great and in my opinion well worth $50 in order to stop using the wonky legacy light timers ("tic, tick, tic...") or other systems that are not as reliable. Give one of these a try and you will never go back!

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got it, love it, and want a few more!!!

    • Written by from San Diego

    So, don't hesitate if you're into app-enabled products.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by from Palo alto

    excellent product! was very impressed with the ease of setup. Didn't expect to be able to have it up and running in 2-3 minutes.

    26 of 31 people found this useful