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Belkin Announces Availability of WeMo

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Belkin today launched WeMo, a line of modular, Wi-Fi-based products that turn an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a remote control for household devices. Consisting of two initial products, the WeMo Switch and the WeMo Motion, WeMo works with the free WeMo app to create a scalable, customizable home control system designed to provide added safety, convenience, and peace of mind.

“WeMo uses familiar technology to create a plug-and-play solution for controlling gadgets and appliances remotely,” said Jamie Elgie, senior director of product management for Belkin. “Designed to address simple automation needs without the hassle or expense of whole home automation, WeMo is an easy and fun way to put your home at your fingertips.”

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It's funny and so ignorant of companies to give so much priority to idevices when there are millions and millions of android users outside. I would have tried this if it had android compatibility but I guess Belkin thinks only techies are Apple fans.
 
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Agreed, no Android = shame.

In theory the hardware should support it so maybe if they sell well enough they will get their fingers out and do an Android app.

That said, they need some more devices like an inline light-bulb socket and having it work via the mains wiring for lights etc.

I'd get it, if it had Android, 230 volt support and control over the wiring - effectively X10 + WiFi/Bluetooth control would be great, maybe throw in Ethernet over power line while they are at it. ;)
 

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what makes them think apple owners want this? apple owners are usually the not tech savvy users, android would have made more sense.
 

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HMMM no android is a crying shame when 75% of smart phones are android.
 
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This is a great device for homeowners, especially with the motion detector.
 

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what makes them think apple owners want this? apple owners are usually the not tech savvy users, android would have made more sense.
This kind of thought process makes me laugh. I know a lot of people who use Apple products that would run circles around most techies out there.

Just because someone has a preference of device, doesn't make them less knowledgeable. You know how many people I know that don't even know what a "rooted" device is and they use Android? Many.
 

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This kind of thought process makes me laugh. I know a lot of people who use Apple products that would run circles around most techies out there.

Just because someone has a preference of device, doesn't make them less knowledgeable. You know how many people I know that don't even know what a "rooted" device is and they use Android? Many.
i'm a techie, and i own apple and android.


if you're comparing android and apple knowledge, remember that apple has 1/4 the user base. so if one in 5 people you know doesnt have a jailbroken iphone, then one in 20 people you know would need to have unrooted androids to be equal.