Wemo Mini Smart Plug – Affordable Home Automation

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 Start Your Home Automation

There is no doubt that smart home products are the future but they are very expensive for the most part. The technology in these products will definitely make our lives easier and save us time daily. The problem is that not everyone has thousands of dollars to spare in order to implement it. That’s why I wanted to share a simple and affordable home automation product that can get you started. This product was showcased at CES 2017 early January and hit the market right after. The Wemo Mini Smart Plug by Belkin is a Wifi-enabled plug that lets you control your electrical devices right from your phone or tablet. At first glance, it looks pretty straight forward but this small device has a couple of more interesting features.

All The Features Without Breaking The Bank

The Wemo Mini Smart Plug connects to your home network in order to provide you with remote access to any device plugged into it. It is compact enough that it allows you to connect two on the same outlet. The free Wemo app lets you schedule any electronic device to turn on at specific times. It also includes a “randomize lights” option in order to turn on and off plugged in lights to make it appear as if someone is home. This can serve as a deterrent for burglars. It gets better, the Wemo Mini Smart Plug connects to the Amazon Echo so you can use Alexa for a hands-free experience.  It also synchronizes with the Nest’s thermostat to know when you are away or not. This is a lot of bang for a device that is sold for only $35. You don’t have to break your bank to start your home automation system.

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WilliamWallace
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They desperately need more affordable products so more people can jump in

Neo
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Yeah as of right now the really cool home automation products are extremely expensive

Gerson6868
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I like it, easy and affordable

Singado69
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I really don’t see much that it can do for me, only to turn a light on/off at a certain time.

Joker
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Boss

The random lights is an awesome option if you go on vacation. Im a big fan of anything that has to do with home automation and technology.

Christiantheman
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Grad

This is super cool! I am a huge fan on gadgets and this definitely is a hit for me. I am going to buy one of these because I love to control everyrhing with my phone.

JLannister
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Junior

Gotta love where home automation and technology is going

MadMax
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Senior

This is going to be the future. All controlled through your phone. It only makes sense.

Christiantheman
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Grad

Oh yeah! Shit who doesn’t like technology and being able to control everyrhing from their phone.

JohnWick
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I feel that we need more of these products

Singado69
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$35 for a plug is still pretty expensive. I love that it helps automate the home, but when does it really start making you lazy.

BMG
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Soph

Looks kick ass if it works as it says for the price

TylerDurden
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I like it. Hopefully we start seeing more affordable technologies for automation for everyone to enjoy

Demon
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Senior

This is pretty cool. First time I see something like this.

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