Belkin WeMo Switch for £30 delivered, inc a window sticker and tshirt from Belkin
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Belkin WeMo Switch for £30 delivered, inc a window sticker and tshirt from Belkin

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Found 13th Jun 2014
Spotted this on their Facebook page, looks like a great deal to me...

Use this code at checkout: FD2014UK

£40 WeMo Switch
Free shipping
Free Team Belkin Promo Window Sticker
Free Team Belkin Fan T-Shirt (Special Edition)
£10 off

TOTAL: £30

It's a father's day deal so I'm assuming it ends after Sunday but let's keep an eye on it, let us know in the comments.

57 Comments

Original Poster

http://i.imgur.com/9HpS0Et.png

Can't sniff at 25% off, but this Internet of things stuff is going to have to get cheaper before I dive in.

Any good uses for this?

Original Poster

ct89

Any good uses for this?



Yes, combine it with IFTTT:

ifttt.com/rec…tch

It's the window sticker that does it for me

ct89

Any good uses for this?



Not to sound too pretentious, I use it to turn on my Aga oven in my home in Norfolk before I go up for the weekend. (that's the truth)
Go on, do your worst.

majortom

Not to sound too pretentious, I use it to turn on my Aga oven in my home … Not to sound too pretentious, I use it to turn on my Aga oven in my home in Norfolk before I go up for the weekend. (that's the truth)Go on, do your worst.



Electric Aga... Pfff

You should do as I do and get my man-servant to stoke the Aga with coal each morning...

kjab

Electric Aga... PfffYou should do as I do and get my man-servant to stoke … Electric Aga... PfffYou should do as I do and get my man-servant to stoke the Aga with coal each morning...



Man -servant Pfff

I get my team of hawaiian dancers flown over on concord (yeah I brought one of them) to turn on the aga then feed me grapes while fanning me as I cook a tin of soup............

brainbug100

Man -servant PfffI get my team of hawaiian dancers flown over on concord … Man -servant PfffI get my team of hawaiian dancers flown over on concord (yeah I brought one of them) to turn on the aga then feed me grapes while fanning me as I cook a tin of soup............



C'mon you can do better than that! I can take it ...... go for it
Edited by: "majortom" 13th Jun 2014

majortom

C'mon you can do better than that! I can take it ...... go for it



I'm the person who has to darn well organise the hawaiian dancers, and they are nothing but trouble....throwing pineapples, and staining the concorde seats. My boss doesnt know this.

I was going to ask "What?". But I think "Why?" is a better question.

I have a pet moth

skykid3

I have a pet moth



I have a pet behemoth. It's like a pet moth but bigger.

alternative product needs £69 wifi-link to be controlled by smartphone over the internet,so not really the same.
Cheers
Pako

I got one of these to turn on a hard to reach light switch. I never use it though, so kind of regretting the purchase.
Obvious advice, but try and think of a real use for it before buying one, and don't get carried away by the hot price and window sticker.
Large only shirt size?

Edited by: "gaijintendo" 13th Jun 2014

brainbug100

Man -servant PfffI get my team of hawaiian dancers flown over on concord … Man -servant PfffI get my team of hawaiian dancers flown over on concord (yeah I brought one of them) to turn on the aga then feed me grapes while fanning me as I cook a tin of soup............




"...brought..."! X)

Besford

"...brought..."! X)



I have two that's why

Just remember not to use this to turn off an extension lead containing your routers power supply as I did. Took me ages to realise why the **** wouldn't come back on!

Could use for an electric blanket when coming home from nights in the winter.

jackbremer

...Yes, combine it with IFTTT:

I use IFTTT but some of the suggested uses with WeMo are a little nerdy.
e.g. "If My Wemo Switch is activated, add line to spreadsheet" Classic

I'm sure there are some interesting uses but "turning a light on/off when the sun sets/rises" is a little dull;)

Window sticker you say?

I use this connected to a vibrator, keeps the dog happy whilst I'm at work.

Cheaper than wife. Hot.

Musicrab

I use IFTTT but some of the suggested uses with WeMo are a little … I use IFTTT but some of the suggested uses with WeMo are a little nerdy.e.g. "If My Wemo Switch is activated, add line to spreadsheet" ClassicI'm sure there are some interesting uses but "turning a light on/off when the sun sets/rises" is a little dull;)



"If someone tries to steal from my Cannabis den, electrocute him"

'If Burberry wearing chav enters area, then fire sniper rifle.' Harsh but true.

AStonedRaichu

Just remember not to use this to turn off an extension lead containing … Just remember not to use this to turn off an extension lead containing your routers power supply as I did. Took me ages to realise why the **** wouldn't come back on!



So, kids, say 'no' to drugs ;).

ct89

Any good uses for this?



I was waiting for the price to come down to £30 Amazon had it on promotion for £29 I missed that as I did not need one!

Since then I've had issues with Virgin Media and the cable modem dies with no internet access and a power cycle seems to fix it.

Like all my modems I have them on a 24h time switch to turn off for one minute every day. But the Virgin unit locks up in an unpredictable way. I have a wireless router and the Virgin cable modem has its crappy WiFi disabled it is just used as a modem.

I've a script that check internet connections and restarts the modem if its down. The only problem is that Virgin took the ability to reboot the modem programatically if there is no internet connection.

I was going to modify the script to power cycle the cable modem if the internet connection failed. Hence the purchase Thanks OP

kaminchand

alternative product -- http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ATY2R80/



Not quite...the LightwareRF stuff requires a £80 box to connect via wifi to their plugs... this conencts directly to your wifi so no need for the connection bridge.... I'm not dissing lightwaveRF as their take on home automation with replacement sockets rather than these god awful plug adapters.

majortom

Not to sound too pretentious, I use it to turn on my Aga oven in my home … Not to sound too pretentious, I use it to turn on my Aga oven in my home in Norfolk before I go up for the weekend. (that's the truth)Go on, do your worst.



Oh look at me, I've got an aga. Pathetic.

I just ring the butler.

skykid3

I have a pet moth



I used to have one too, but after I let it out one night it didn't come back, so if anyone sees it let me know. I'm worried sick, I keep thinking I'll find it on the windscreen of someone's car. I know I shouldn't worry but I can't help it, I miss poor Dusty. sob.

frownbreaker

I was waiting for the price to come down to £30 Amazon had it on … I was waiting for the price to come down to £30 Amazon had it on promotion for £29 I missed that as I did not need one!Since then I've had issues with Virgin Media and the cable modem dies with no internet access and a power cycle seems to fix it.Like all my modems I have them on a 24h time switch to turn off for one minute every day. But the Virgin unit locks up in an unpredictable way. I have a wireless router and the Virgin cable modem has its crappy WiFi disabled it is just used as a modem.I've a script that check internet connections and restarts the modem if its down. The only problem is that Virgin took the ability to reboot the modem programatically if there is no internet connection.I was going to modify the script to power cycle the cable modem if the internet connection failed. Hence the purchase Thanks OP

Rather than go for all that carp,writing scripts sounds impressive but the real answer is to sort the route cause out, problem is either router or modem. find out which one and swap it. Writing scripts etc is the wrong way Forward and then buying a switch to turn it off/on. Takes all sorts I guess.

I'm old enough to remember when 'hobbyists' used to build computers with soldering irons. Remote or timed control of the home has been used to try to sell computers and peripherals for years without success. I remember Nationwide doing programmes about Gary Glitter or whoever's remote control curtains, Tomorrow's World talking about switching your lights on and off. But it is, excepting those with naff electric Agas in their holiday homes, something people don't want and never have. Unless they're nerds, people can't be bothered. I remember a startup in Cambridge called Alertme that tried the whole remote control and burglar alarm stuff. Didn't work commercially or technically. I bought rather nice individual intelligent radiator controllers which save loads of money. I'm a bit of a nerd, the gas bill is approaching two grand per year and I haven't programmed half of them. Half the population has an IQ below 100 and couldn't ever understand this stuff and the vast majority of the other half has better things to do.

The chap who spoke about the Virgin router is right. What is needed is a new router, or even better a supplier using BT fibre, rather than some dodgy remote control and a script.

I'm buying one for my other half to plug her straightners into.
Leave the house and can guarantee the question - ooh did turn them off?
Worth it for saving the argument lol

coling1976

I'm buying one for my other half to plug her straightners into.Leave the … I'm buying one for my other half to plug her straightners into.Leave the house and can guarantee the question - ooh did turn them off?Worth it for saving the argument lol



best use so far.

majortom

Not to sound too pretentious, I use it to turn on my Aga oven in my home … Not to sound too pretentious, I use it to turn on my Aga oven in my home in Norfolk before I go up for the weekend. (that's the truth)Go on, do your worst.



"Do we need parmesan for both houses darling?"

;-)

coling1976

I'm buying one for my other half to plug her straightners into.Leave the … I'm buying one for my other half to plug her straightners into.Leave the house and can guarantee the question - ooh did turn them off?Worth it for saving the argument lol



Never mind the return trips to the house to check,,,,

Did they really make this so fat that you can't fit a plug (transformer, charger etc.) into the socket next to it?

barryK

Did they really make this so fat that you can't fit a plug (transformer, … Did they really make this so fat that you can't fit a plug (transformer, charger etc.) into the socket next to it?



No, i've got about 8 of these and it fits fine. The two *real* issues of them is the the rules can just freak out and stop working. The second is they use a modest amount of power so the power saving of automatically turning stuff on and off is dubious at best.

davidmaxwell7

Not quite...the LightwareRF stuff requires a £80 box to connect via wifi … Not quite...the LightwareRF stuff requires a £80 box to connect via wifi to their plugs... this conencts directly to your wifi so no need for the connection bridge.... I'm not dissing lightwaveRF as their take on home automation with replacement sockets rather than these god awful plug adapters.



True, but if you're looking for many sockets then Lightwave is much cheaper the more you buy. If it's just a single thing you're turning off then these are better value. But they are bloody huge! Forget using something in the socket next to it on an extension lead!
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