I’m very much into the idea of home automation. I wish I could live in a Tony Stark style house with Jarvis doing all my bidding. So when I see gadgets like the Belkin WeMo Light Switch, I’m intrigued. I can control it via smartphone app, schedule and even through accessories like the motion sensor. It sounds really neat on the surface but is it worth $50?
CNET gave it a glowing review and the general consensus on Amazon.ca appears to be equally positive. However despite all that, I cannot convince myself this is a useful gadget. Luxurious? Extravagant? Yes. But I just can’t see myself needing to schedule lights to turn on or remotely turning on/off my lights.
Ok, I can find one or two scenarios where that would be useful but c’mon. Not for $50. I’ll try one once I can find one for $20 – $30.