Belkin is looking to add more convenience to your home—and quite easily. The company just announced three new products for its WeMo lineup. Belkin is putting the popular technology into the Holmes Smart Air Purifier with WeMo and two Holmes Smart Heaters with WeMo.
Air purifiers are actually pretty popular. That’s probably because they can make the air in your home easier to breathe. Whether you have allergies or like to cook especially stinky foods, the Holmes Smart Air Purifier with WeMo allows you to tweak that quality from almost anywhere. Users can monitor air quality, adjust fan settings, turn the device on/off remotely, manage the ionizer, and receive notifications, all through the WeMo app. Another nifty perk is the ability to create a week’s worth of daily run times so that the air stays fresh, all without wasting electricity or filter life.
The WeMo app can even notify users when it’s time to replace the filter and remembers the size. It can even link to a spot for reordering. Other features include True HEPA filtering capabilities and an optional ionizer.
There are also two new Holmes Smart Heaters Enabled with WeMo coming soon. Each one allows users to turn off, monitor and adjust the temperature from the WeMo app, as well as program a daily schedule. Of course, you can also check in to make sure the heater was not left on accidentally, which is a nice option.
Belkin is planning a 1,000-watt version for large rooms and a 1,500-watt model for extra-large rooms. Each one has four temperature settings: High, Low, EcoSmart and Frost Protect. That EcoSmart option can cycle between high and low settings, while saving a few bucks on heating. Frost Protect is an option to keep the room from dipping below freezing.
“In the winter, when it’s freezing outside and all you really want to do is cuddle up inside by a fire, the home environment—both temperature and air quality—becomes increasingly important,” said Ohad Zeira, director of product management for WeMo. “In the past, you had to leave devices running all day in order to come home to a comfortable home at night, which is dangerous, wasteful and costly, but with WeMo you can set schedules or program on your way home, creating a cozy home environment only when you need it.”
The Holmes Smart Air Purifier with WeMo (F7C049) is available now, with an MSRP of $199.99. Both the Holmes Extra-Large Room Smart Heater with WeMo (F7C047) and the Holmes Large Room Smart Heater with WeMo (F7C048) will start shipping in mid-December. Belkin is taking pre-orders on both models for $199.99 and $149.99, respectively.