Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
2108 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 232

Trusted

  Reply # 1770376 25-Apr-2017 22:33
Send private message quote this post

Just set up the scripts for whatever I had at home for home automation (only Hue bulbs at the moment). I'm interested in getting the WeMo Insight switch and perhaps more bulbs! Here's the BasicUI from openHAB2.

 

Click to see full size





106 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 1776206 5-May-2017 12:41
Send private message quote this post

I actually have three of these that I was going to install - but then they dropped the price on the bulbs so I decided to save myself the effort and just buy those. If anyone is still trying to find some flick me a PM as my wife would love to see more of my 'junk' gone from the house....


 
 
 
 


1 post

Wannabe Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 1785102 20-May-2017 12:29
Send private message quote this post

 

 

 

 

At last, Belkin has announced an improved replacement: http://www.belkin.com/us/pressreleases/8804623385660/

 

 

 

 Already on sale at amazon.com for the american market running 120 volts... how long before 240 volts versions are available from Bunning or Mitre 10.


313 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 12


  Reply # 1819773 11-Jul-2017 18:17
Send private message quote this post

If anyone still wants to sell their Wemo light switches I'm keen to buy a few more.


3129 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 538

Trusted

  Reply # 1819887 11-Jul-2017 20:56
Send private message quote this post

Yeah I'd be keen on a few more, nice to have some spares in case something goes wrong with the ones I have (since every light in the house is a wemo switch now)


2108 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 232

Trusted

  Reply # 1819888 11-Jul-2017 20:57
Send private message quote this post

How much is everyone buying these Light Switches for?





313 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 12


  Reply # 1820016 12-Jul-2017 07:48
Send private message quote this post

sonyxperiageek:

 

How much is everyone buying these Light Switches for?

 

 

 

 

About $35 when I could buy them in stores. I've emailed Belkin to see what is happening but I don't expect a useful response.

 

I've had a look for a similar product but none of them are sold in NZ, so I might just have to replace them with Z wave gear.


3129 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 538

Trusted

  Reply # 1820019 12-Jul-2017 07:56
Send private message quote this post

plas:

 

sonyxperiageek:

 

How much is everyone buying these Light Switches for?

 

 

 

 

About $35 when I could buy them in stores. I've emailed Belkin to see what is happening but I don't expect a useful response.

 

I've had a look for a similar product but none of them are sold in NZ, so I might just have to replace them with Z wave gear.

 

 

 

 

if you want to sell the ones you have, let me know, ill buy them :)


313 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 12


  Reply # 1821416 12-Jul-2017 17:38
Send private message quote this post

reven:

 

plas:

 

sonyxperiageek:

 

How much is everyone buying these Light Switches for?

 

 

 

 

About $35 when I could buy them in stores. I've emailed Belkin to see what is happening but I don't expect a useful response.

 

I've had a look for a similar product but none of them are sold in NZ, so I might just have to replace them with Z wave gear.

 

 

 

 

if you want to sell the ones you have, let me know, ill buy them :)

 

 

 

 

Might be awhile I need to build up the project funds again. That is what I liked about the Wemo stuff its cheap and is pretty solid if you don't use their app.


1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1822483 14-Jul-2017 14:05
Send private message quote this post

If anyone has any spare Wemo Light switches they are keen to part with, please let me know as I am desperate for one.

 

Unless someone else can suggest an alternative for switching on my Heat Transfer system on and off via Wifi.

 

The heat transfer system is currently running off a light switch in the roof which is (on/off) switch.

 

Its all good when the heat pump running (which can cost a bit) but we want to be able to turn it off the heat transfer once the heatpump is off. Otherwise the main room gets cold, and then starts pumping cool air throughout the house.

 

I would be happy for any feedback or suggestions.

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

Joey Wright

 

 


105 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1823091 16-Jul-2017 06:41
Send private message quote this post

I'm desperately seeking wemo plugs. I use Amazon echo to control them. I needed one to turn on my heater and electric bed. Where are these to be found ?

313 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 12


  Reply # 1823569 17-Jul-2017 07:41
Send private message quote this post

nurcopolics: I'm desperately seeking wemo plugs. I use Amazon echo to control them. I needed one to turn on my heater and electric bed. Where are these to be found ?

 

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/event/july-catalogue/belkin-wemo-switch.html


2108 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 232

Trusted

  Reply # 1824014 17-Jul-2017 19:47
Send private message quote this post

I wish Belkin could make a WeMo power strip and each port can be controlled separately. At the moment, their Switch/Insight take up two bloody ports each!





20177 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3782

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1824032 17-Jul-2017 20:02
Send private message quote this post

There is a broadlink on aliexpress that has individual port control. They have a new app that claims alexa integration but that only seems to have the IR blaster integrated at the moment, and only for TV control.

 

0.75mm cable so dont put anything large on it, but build quality seems great. Button on the strip only toggles all outlets but the app has individual control





Richard rich.ms

30 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 1824048 17-Jul-2017 20:36
Send private message quote this post

richms:

 

There is a broadlink on aliexpress that has individual port control. They have a new app that claims alexa integration but that only seems to have the IR blaster integrated at the moment, and only for TV control.

 

0.75mm cable so dont put anything large on it, but build quality seems great. Button on the strip only toggles all outlets but the app has individual control

 

 

 

 

There is an android app called RM Plugin which works with the old broadlink app to provide alexa support.  You can set up macros that use the ir blaster and the switches.  For example I can tell Alexa to "turn on goodnight" and have the htpc shutdown, tv and receiver turn off, heat-pump switch off, and then five minutes later the power outlet turns off too.  There's a gotcha though - it needs a bridge device.  I use an old galaxy ace II. Can be a bit fiddly to set up, but quite effective.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10


Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted 1-Sep-2017 18:38


Kiwibank wastes $90 million on software – Reseller News
Posted 1-Sep-2017 13:45



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.