There's a new WeMo Light Switch at CES 2019, and it's a smart home gadget that you might have expected Belkin to introduce a long time ago.
It's a simple switch that replaces your dumb light switch and allows you to control your home lights in a variety of ways: through the wall, your phone or via Siri. This one has native HomeKit compatibility, which is a big plus for iOS 12 users.
What's interesting is that the WeMo brand has a more expensive dimmer switch, smart plugs and even individual smart bulbs, but no simple light switch. That all changes here at CES 2019.
WeMo light switch price and release date
The WeMo Light Switch price ranges from $39.99 for a single-pole switch to $49.99 for a three-way switch, depending on your current light switch electrical setup. There's no price attached to a release in the UK, Australia, or other regions just yet.
This affordable price gives you a cheaper option next to WeMo's more expensive dimmer switch, and if you're outfitting your whole budding smart home with smart switches, this is the one to get in bulk. Save the dimmer for your main room.
Belkin is launching the new switch in spring or summer of 2019, and we'll have more hands-on time with the HomeKit-compatible WeMo switch at CES 2019.
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