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iPhones: Good for Angry Birds and Light Switches

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Jessica
08.01.12

We like things that make life easier. Dishwashers, duct tape and the Slobproof! Pen are all winners in our book. And now, the folks at Belkin have come up with another convenience hero: WeMo.

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WeMo is essentially a remote control for appliances that can be operated from your iPhone or iPad (sorry Android users, it isn't available for you yet). You simply purchase a WeMo unit ($50), plug it into your outlet and then plug your appliance into the WeMo. Pretty simple! (Bet you wish you’d thought of that.)

You may not want to spring for a WeMo unit in every outlet, but using this guy on a few key appliances like your coffee maker or that downstairs light you always forget about can be really helpful.

Plus, the WeMo works as long as your iPhone has Wi-Fi, so if you’ve always wanted to play with your lights from four time zones away, now you can.

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