Belkin on Monday began offering a much smaller version of its Wemo WiFi Smart Plug. Like the original, it supports Apple’s HomeKit home automation system. But the updated version of this smart outlet doesn’t crowd the wall socket nearly so much.
Belkin Wemo WiFi Smart Plug brings plug-in home automation
Insert this accessory into a wall socket, then plug lamps, heaters, or other devices into it. They can then be turned on or off with Siri commands. Or set up a timer with the Apple’s Home app built into iPhones and iPads.
The original version is an easy way to add HomeKit, but the upcoming one takes up less space. “Its new convenient and compact form factor allows for stacking of additional Wemo smart plugs, or plugging another device in the same outlet with no obstruction,” notes Belkin.
In addition to HomeKit, this accessory also supports the rival Amazon Alexa home-automation system.
Belkin is taking orders for the redesigned Wemo WiFi Smart Plug now on its website. It’s available today, and the price is $24.99. Another option is Amazon, but though this giant shopping site won’t have inventory until August 3.
Don‘t confuse the the upcoming version with the earlier one. The older version is still available for $19.99 on Amazon. It offers the same functionality, just in a larger package.