Belkin WeMo Switch reduced to clear Tesco Instore £11.70 from £80.00
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Belkin WeMo Switch reduced to clear Tesco Instore £11.70 from £80.00

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Found 2nd Jul 2015
Purchased one of these today from Tesco Dunstable, last one on the shelf. Reduced to clear £11.70, originally £80.

WeMo plugs into wall, then electricals (such as lamps) can be controlled by an app on your phone. Great for when you're away so you can turn lights on and off to deter burglars, etc.

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Been around 30 quid online, great price

stealth666

Been around 30 quid online, great price


Well... apart from the instore bit

Cheaper than Lidl's equivalent this week. Dunno what to use it for, mind! Hot if you do!

yeh its a national price, i grabbed 2 in dalmarnock

never saw one before

Clever device. I have one and three bulbs. Good price although there's no way anyone would try and sell it for £80!

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ec9wrr

Clever device. I have one and three bulbs. Good price although there's no … Clever device. I have one and three bulbs. Good price although there's no way anyone would try and sell it for £80!


yeah I know the label said

It originally was 80, then 40 and now 11.70

thse are good but from my experience they are hit and miss whether they work. Mine will work fine for months then start playing up.

I saw this in Tesco Extra Pool but was sold out

Not the greatest reviews even at £11

Wow £80! Really? I bought one almost 2 years ago now when the were first released from Costco for £35 and I only seem to remember them being about 10/15 cheaper that stores/online.

They are a great concept and good when they work, but they are quite intermittent in connecting. However once it's connected it normally stays connected.

Personally I couldn't find a great use for an internet on/off switch like this and much prefer the RF type switches that use a remote (Like This). They are more useful and seem to work better IMO

Great price I have 2 attached to lamps and fish tank light that i picked up on a 20 deal at maplins

hmm, I've had two of these and both had a mind of their own, turning on & off randomly through out the day and night, which is amusing for the first few days, but ultimately, that's a miss & miss in my book, and I gave up returning it after that.

None in Newport. Only the new variety at £50

There was a price ticket for these in Tesco Extra Wrekin Retail Park in Telford but none on the shelf!

These are great,
If i have babestation on and the mrs comes home i just flick the app and pow! TVs off >=]

Is it for UK plugs?

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Mandroid578

Is it for UK plugs?

yes. I just used this image for illustrative purposes

Tesco extra in Peterborough had none left Wednesday night, I just happened to notice while browsing for bargains!

Paid £2.99 for 2 time switches and have them with lamps plugged into them in different rooms, they go on and off multiple times randomly over the course of a night, much better value in my opinion and I don't have to worry about remembering to open the app and do it all manually whilst on holiday..

jambone

Personally I couldn't find a great use for an internet on/off switch like … Personally I couldn't find a great use for an internet on/off switch like this and much prefer the RF type switches that use a remote (Like This). They are more useful and seem to work better IMO



I use one to turn my computer on/off. Great when I am work and I need something off my computer. Much better than leaving the computer turned on all the time.

I've considered one for my coffee machine. Takes a while for the element to heat up so switching on whilst on the way home would be great. Lazy and unnecessary, but great.

I bought 2 yesterday and didn't know it is clearance. I thought price is very good so bought 2 .

willyzippy89

These are great, If i have babestation on and the mrs comes home i just … These are great, If i have babestation on and the mrs comes home i just flick the app and pow! TVs off >=]


Or, y'know, you could use the remote....

A Mrs. with a remote?! Sign me up for one of them!

mbailey

I use one to turn my computer on/off. Great when I am work and I need … I use one to turn my computer on/off. Great when I am work and I need something off my computer. Much better than leaving the computer turned on all the time.


Wouldn't wake on wan be easier, cheaper?

miffyl

I've considered one for my coffee machine. Takes a while for the element … I've considered one for my coffee machine. Takes a while for the element to heat up so switching on whilst on the way home would be great. Lazy and unnecessary, but great.



Connecting anything with a heating element to a remote switch (or as some do, a timer) is just asking for trouble. I've seen people say they have these connected to coffee pots, heaters etc and am just waiting for news of the first insurance claim to be denied because of it.

tapi

Connecting anything with a heating element to a remote switch (or as some … Connecting anything with a heating element to a remote switch (or as some do, a timer) is just asking for trouble. I've seen people say they have these connected to coffee pots, heaters etc and am just waiting for news of the first insurance claim to be denied because of it.



If it has the normal CE whatever approvals and used within spec, then there won't be any problem if your scenario manifests itself. Not that I'm recommending you do plug heaters etc into them. But can't see how or why an insurance company would refuse a claim unless they specifically mention non use in the policy.
Edited by: "topss" 3rd Jul 2015

topss

If it has the normal CE whatever approvals and used within spec, then … If it has the normal CE whatever approvals and used within spec, then there won't be any problem if your scenario manifests itself. Not that I'm recommending you do plug heaters etc into them. But can't see how or why an insurance company would refuse a claim unless they specifically mention non use in the policy.


Because most devices with a heating element, and many other electronic devices also, have statements in the manual that they should not be left unattended (and sometimes say to unplug when not in use too). If a fire occurs because something was left near to one of these devices, or was blown onto during the day, or even, y'know left on top of by an unaware third party and you subsequently switch it on remotely, it's not inconceivable that fire investigation would determine the cause being the attached remote switch being toggled and thus the insurance company determining it to be negligence on the part of the policy holder.
Imagine losing your house with no cover, then being sued for the remainder by the mortgage company.....

The scenarios above are easily possible, and anyone flipping a switch whilst away from home has no way of knowing what's happened before and what's happening after doing so.

(I'd also be surprised if tucked in the instructions for these remotes isn't a disclaimer against use for such purposes, as the usual response is to then sue the manufacturer for not telling the indescribably stupid and lazy that they shouldn't have done something that has a perfectly foreseeable outcome)

mbailey

I use one to turn my computer on/off. Great when I am work and I need … I use one to turn my computer on/off. Great when I am work and I need something off my computer. Much better than leaving the computer turned on all the time.



how does that work then. wouldn't you have to physically press the button to get the computer to boot up once you have turned the power on.

tapi

Connecting anything with a heating element to a remote switch (or as some … Connecting anything with a heating element to a remote switch (or as some do, a timer) is just asking for trouble. I've seen people say they have these connected to coffee pots, heaters etc and am just waiting for news of the first insurance claim to be denied because of it.


How long have you been waiting for so far?

Oh brilliant - going to have to get down and join the wild goose chase!

But seriously... hot and want!!

WeMo plugs into wall, then electricals (such as lamps) can be controlled … WeMo plugs into wall, then electricals (such as lamps) can be controlled by an app on your phone. Great for when you're away so you can turn lights on and off to deter burglars, etc.


Or to freak out your other half when you're out/away

Hey, thanks for posting this. Did not knew this exists.

tapi

Because most devices with a heating element, and many other electronic … Because most devices with a heating element, and many other electronic devices also, have statements in the manual that they should not be left unattended (and sometimes say to unplug when not in use too). If a fire occurs because something was left near to one of these devices, or was blown onto during the day, or even, y'know left on top of by an unaware third party and you subsequently switch it on remotely, it's not inconceivable that fire investigation would determine the cause being the attached remote switch being toggled and thus the insurance company determining it to be negligence on the part of the policy holder.Imagine losing your house with no cover, then being sued for the remainder by the mortgage company.....The scenarios above are easily possible, and anyone flipping a switch whilst away from home has no way of knowing what's happened before and what's happening after doing so.(I'd also be surprised if tucked in the instructions for these remotes isn't a disclaimer against use for such purposes, as the usual response is to then sue the manufacturer for not telling the indescribably stupid and lazy that they shouldn't have done something that has a perfectly foreseeable outcome)



If you had noticed I said "used within spec" ie that covers off what you said. Could have saved yourself a load of typing.
Edited by: "topss" 3rd Jul 2015

Deedie

how does that work then. wouldn't you have to physically press the button … how does that work then. wouldn't you have to physically press the button to get the computer to boot up once you have turned the power on.



I presume he's changed his BIOS setting so PC turns straight on when there's power to it.

Is this for the 'Belkin WeMo Switch'? Don't think they are £80 rrp are they? The lighting starter kits are around the £80 mark, the switches though, thought they were in the region of £50....still sound like a good deal...do you have the actual product/model no. that you bought? Cheers.

Also, you can use WeMo with IFTTT too, so that's cool!
Edited by: "P_nnyPinch_r" 3rd Jul 2015

ec9wrr

Clever device. I have one and three bulbs. Good price although there's no … Clever device. I have one and three bulbs. Good price although there's no way anyone would try and sell it for £80!




Are the bulbs Tulip or Daffodil?

soldierboy001

Are the bulbs Tulip or Daffodil?


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