You know that feeling of annoyance you get when it's too warm and your A/C just isn't doing the trick, but you know your fan will get the job done. Only your fan is on the other side of the room, and you're in a comfy position on your couch? Turns out, there's a fix for that-- The WeMo Mini Smart Plug by Belkin.
This tiny little plug packs a powerful punch. With one flick of the button, or a simple voice command, you can control electronic devices throughout your home, even if you're on the other side of the world.
A month or so ago, I was given the opportunity to test out the WeMo Mini, and I've haven't looked at electrical plugs the same since my WeMo Mini arrived at my doorstep. In some ways, this plug has spoiled me. I find myself looking at all my other non-smart plugs wishing they could just suddenly transform into smart plugs. Sadly, after a month of wishing, I'm starting to come to the realization that the only way to smarten up the remainder of the plugs in my home, is to pay for them. But fortunately, the WeMo Mini's are so affordable that adding a few more to our home is not beyond the realm of possibility.
At $34.99, the WeMo Mini Smart Plug gives you a big bang for your buck. We now have two in our home. One is a floater and moves around depending on our current needs, and the other remains hooked up to a lamp in Little J's room. Because these plugs can operate on a timer, Little J's bedroom plug is set to turn on her lamp every weekday at 6 AM. Simple and practical.
In addition to operating on a timer, the WeMo Mini Smart Plug can be controlled with the free WeMo app or with the Amazon Echo. Unlike the majority of smart home devices, the WeMo Mini does not require a hub to operate. It syncs directly to your wifi, with no additional products needed.
Belkin has kindly offered to give one of my lucky winners the opportunity to win a WeMo Mini Smart Plug of their own. To enter into this giveaway, complete the objectives in the Rafflecopter Widget below. This contest is only open to U.S. Residents 18+ years of age. Please note, winner will be verified and given 72 hours to respond to the congratulatory email before another winner is selected.
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For more details, and a demonstration of these plugs in action, be sure to head to my YouTube channel. Be sure to tune in next week for more ideas to smarten up your home.
Until next time,