Original WeMo vs. WeMo Insight Switch

Belkin's pair of smart plugs, side by side. Read full review
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Bigger and brighter

The status window in the new WeMo Insight Switch is easier to see from a distance. The LED could still be brighter. Read full review
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Micro-USB port, standing by

Belkin says the new USB input could support add-on devices in the future. Read full review
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Still too tall

The WeMo Insight Switch has a smaller body, but it can still block an adjacent power outlet. Read full review
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Could be worse

It's better this way. Read full review
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Basic WeMo app screen

Here's the standard screen for the Insight switch, with all of the power draw data on display. Read full review
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WeMo settings

Belkin doesn't expose a ton of settings, but at least you can adjust a few important ones. Read full review
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Standby threshold

On this screen you can raise or lower the power draw level the WeMo Insight Switch uses to determine whether it's in standby or power mode. Read full review
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Set your rate

Set your local power rate to get the most accurate usage cost data. Read full review
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Data exporting

Like numbers? Belkin will send you a ton of them via this exporting tool. Read full review
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Belkin CSV file

The WeMo app will send you a trove of data, reporting on daily energy usage, cost, and so on. Read full review
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IFTTT makes everything better

The WeMo Insight Switch IFTTT channel has plenty of free, useful recipes like this one. Read full review
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