Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug Review: Fun. but not essential


Technology offers plenty of ways to smartify your home. Some prefer the DIY approach—cobbling together an array of NFC antennae and some Arduino boards to make the coffee maker deliver a fresh, hot cup at sunrise—but that’s a giant pain in the ass.

Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug

6/10

Wired

Turn your lights on and off from anywhere on Earth—cool huh? Breezy set-up. Simple design. The Wemo app is delightful to use. Bark at Alexa or Google to toggle power. Connects to dozens of internet services through IFTTT.

Tired

It’s hard to get much out of the device on its own. Works best with dumb devices connected to a network of other switches and plugs to maximize ease of use.