Wemo Launches New HomeKit-Compatible Outdoor Smart Plug

Belkin's Wemo brand today announced the launch of a new WiFi-connected HomeKit-compatible Outdoor Smart Plug that joins Wemo's other smart plugs, light switches, and dimmers.

belkinsmartplug
The Outdoor Smart Plug is ideal for outdoor lighting, holiday decorations, and other outdoor appliances, and it does not require a hub to function.

It is equipped with two splash-proof, weather resistant AC outlets that allow the items that are plugged in to be controlled using Siri voice commands, the Wemo app, and the Home app. The Outdoor Smart Plug is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Hey Google for those that don't have a ‌Siri‌ ecosystem.

The WiFi Outdoor Smart Plug can be pre-ordered from Belkin or from Amazon for $39.99, with orders set to ship out in late October.

Tags: Belkin, Wemo

Top Rated Comments

Amazing Iceman Avatar
27 months ago

Late to the game and $15 to much (although home kit not available with this one):

https://www.amazon.com/Kasa-Smart-Outlet-Outdoor-TP-Link/dp/B07M6RS2LC
Lack of HomeKit support makes it a non-contender in this contest.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phrogpilot Avatar
27 months ago
I’ve been using this one....works great and is much cheaper than the Belkin.

https://www.amazon.com/meross-Compatible-Assistant-SmartThings-Waterproof/dp/B08HQ2N235/ref=sr_1_14?crid=19HNJVLKQQ5E2&dchild=1&keywords=meross+homekit&qid=1603302474&sprefix=Meross+%2Caps%2C215&sr=8-14



Attachment Image
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
travoose Avatar
27 months ago
Hopefully these are better than their existing Wemo devices, as they always seem to lose the network connection.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
subjonas Avatar
27 months ago

I keep waiting for Belkin to announce they are shutting down their Wemo product line, yet then they surprise me with a new product.

Wemo was my first foray into smart home, I've used their products since their launch. However, I have to express my disappointment with the Wemo brand. They could not make the setup process any more frustrating. Since day one, I dont think I've yet to set up a Wemo product without it either unable to find my Wifi, the pairing process failing, or the Wemo app just outright crashing.

Now recently Wemo announced the change to a cloud required model. If your internet connection fails, you cannot turn on and off your lights through the app. I think this is a huge mistake and this direction should not be supported. If Belkin shuts off their service, you're left with paperweights. Just like they did with their Wifi camera. Why should I continue to trust this brand?

There are numerous products that compete with this. I'd suggest avoiding Wemo at this point.

Edit: I see as well from the Q/A that the outlets are tied together, you can't control them independently. How is this supposed to compete?
No independent control is a dealbreaker for me. Also I live in apartments so I have nowhere to plug it outside. But if if I did... dealbreaker.

If it has an internet requirement, that is also a dealbreaker. Why the heck does a command that travels 20 feet from me to the device need to relay to their servers. Too suspicious. Forget that.



Looks nice. TP-Link Kasa a better buy and always had good luck with them too. Wish they were Homekit, but no biggie.

Kasa can be controlled independently too.
No HomeKit is a dealbreaker. Less because of ecosystem convenience and more because of security standards.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SirusB1 Avatar
27 months ago
I've been using this for a couple months with no issues. Both outlets are individually controlled and show up on the Home app as separate devices.

https://www.amazon.com/meross-Waterproof-Compatible-Assistant-SmartThings/dp/B07SYHBVY4 ('https://www.amazon.com/meross-Waterproof-Compatible-Assistant-SmartThings/dp/B07SYHBVY4?ref_=ast_sto_dp')
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stevenjev Avatar
27 months ago
I keep waiting for Belkin to announce they are shutting down their Wemo product line, yet then they surprise me with a new product.

Wemo was my first foray into smart home, I've used their products since their launch. However, I have to express my disappointment with the Wemo brand. They could not make the setup process any more frustrating. Since day one, I dont think I've yet to set up a Wemo product without it either unable to find my Wifi, the pairing process failing, or the Wemo app just outright crashing.

Now recently Wemo announced the change to a cloud required model. If your internet connection fails, you cannot turn on and off your lights through the app. I think this is a huge mistake and this direction should not be supported. If Belkin shuts off their service, you're left with paperweights. Just like they did with their Wifi camera. Why should I continue to trust this brand?

There are numerous products that compete with this. I'd suggest avoiding Wemo at this point.

Edit: I see as well from the Q/A that the outlets are tied together, you can't control them independently. How is this supposed to compete?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

Questionable Design Decisions

Apple's Most Questionable Design Decisions in Recent Memory

Sunday January 23, 2022 2:59 am PST by
Apple has always emphasized the depth of thought that goes into the design of its products. In the foreword to Designed by Apple in California, a photo book released by the company in 2016, Jony Ive explains how Apple strives "to define objects that appear effortless" and "so simple, coherent and inevitable that there could be no rational alternative." But every once in a while even Apple...
siri glow

Latest iOS 15.4 Beta Adds Fifth Siri Voice for U.S. Users

Tuesday February 22, 2022 11:50 am PST by
In iOS 15.4, Apple has introduced a fifth "American" Siri voice, which can be selected from the Settings app by going to Siri & Search and then selecting Siri Voice. The new voice is the fifth option, which joins the original four American Siri voices. The "American" voice is the only new voice that was added today for users in the United States, and there appear to have been no other...
belkin dock 1

Belkin Debuts New 12-Port CONNECT Pro Thunderbolt 4 Dock

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:00 am PST by
Belkin today announced the launch of the CONNECT Pro Thunderbolt 4 Dock, which is a docking station that offers Thunderbolt 4 connectivity for 40Gb/s total bandwidth and support for fast charging, dual display support, and more. The CONNECT Pro Thunderbolt 4 Dock is compatible with both Macs and PCs, offering 12 power, data, and video ports. It includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports (one upstream...
belkin wemo doorbell rain

CES 2022: Wemo Lineup Gains HomeKit Secure Video-Compatible Smart Doorbell

Tuesday January 4, 2022 7:00 pm PST by
Belkin's Wemo brand is gaining a new Wemo Smart Video Doorbell, which is a camera-equipped doorbell option that supports HomeKit Secure Video. The Wemo Smart Video Doorbell offers a 4-megapixel high-resolution camera with a 178-degree field of view, zoom functionality, and night vision. With HomeKit Secure Video integration, the Wemo Smart Video Doorbell is able to offer 10 days of storage...
St

Saint Patrick's Day Deals: Save on Apple-Related Accessories From Mophie, Satechi, Casely, More

Thursday March 17, 2022 11:30 am PDT by
A few companies are celebrating today's Saint Patrick's Day holiday by offering shoppers solid discounts across a variety of products. We've collected some of the best discounts and offers below, including sales from ZAGG and Mophie, Belkin, Casely, Pad & Quill, Satechi, JBL, and Hyper. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a...
HomeKit Camera Thumbnails

iOS 15.3 Fixes Issue With HomeKit Camera Thumbnails Failing to Refresh

Thursday January 27, 2022 6:22 am PST by
Apple released iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 on Wednesday with several security fixes, and we have since learned that the software updates also resolve an issue with HomeKit camera thumbnails failing to refresh for some users in the Home app. HomeKit Secure Video cameras added to the Home app each have a thumbnail that provides a still view of recent footage, and normally these thumbnails...
netgear nighthawk raxe300

CES 2022: Netgear Launches Nighthawk RAXE300 WiFi 6E Router

Monday January 3, 2022 5:30 pm PST by
Netgear today announced the launch of its latest Nighthawk router, the Nighthawk RAXE300 Tri-Band WiFi 6E, which offers the 6GHz band for WiFi 6E-compatible devices. The RAXE300 offers up to eight WiFi streams and supports Gigabit+ WiFi speeds up to 7.8Gb/s in homes that are up to 2,500 square feet. Six antennas are included for improved signal strength and coverage, and there's a 2.5...
amazon omni tv

Amazon TVs to Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

Wednesday October 27, 2021 7:40 am PDT by
Amazon's Omni and 4-Series Fire TVs will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in a future update, the company has announced (via The Verge). Amazon's Omni and 4-Series Omni TVs launch today, featuring 4K HDR, voice controls with Amazon Alexa, and close integration with the Fire TV user experience. Upon the launch of the new TVs, Amazon today announced that it plans to add support for AirPlay 2 and ...

Popular Stories

iphone 14 pro hands snowflakes 1

Best Black Friday iPhone Deals Still Available

Wednesday November 23, 2022 1:55 pm PST by
Cellular carriers have always offered big savings on the newest iPhone models during the holidays, and Black Friday 2022 is no different. Right now we're tracking notable offers on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro devices from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. For even more savings, keep an eye on older models like the iPhone 13. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors....
apple watch gold ornaments

Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals Still Available

Wednesday November 23, 2022 9:31 am PST by
We're tracking all of the best Apple product discounts for Black Friday this week, and the Apple Watch always makes a great gift around the holiday season, so you're guaranteed to find solid discounts right now. In this article, you'll discover the best Black Friday sales on Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these...
new airpods lineup black friday

Best Black Friday AirPods Deals Still Available

Tuesday November 22, 2022 10:01 am PST by
Although we've been tracking Black Friday deals for a few weeks now, the shopping holiday is officially kicking off this week and we're highlighting the best sales for each of Apple's product lines. In this article, you'll find the best Black Friday sales on AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro, AirPods Pro 2, and AirPods Max. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors....
ipad holiday bulbs

Best Black Friday iPad Deals Still Available

Thursday November 24, 2022 12:25 pm PST by
Black Friday deals have been in full swing for the better part of a month, and now that the shopping holiday is officially here we're seeing even more solid discounts on Apple devices. We're highlighting the best sales for all of Apple's product lines, and in this article you'll find the best Black Friday sales on iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner ...
mac imac snowflakes

Best Black Friday iMac and MacBook Deals Still Available

Thursday November 24, 2022 1:07 pm PST by
Our Black Friday coverage continues today with the best deals you can find on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac. As with all Black Friday deals, we aren't sure how long any of these will last, and prices are always fluctuating, so if you see something you want, be sure to buy it soon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a...
General Black Friday Deals 2022 Green

All the Apple Black Friday Deals You Can Still Get

Friday November 25, 2022 4:40 am PST by
Black Friday is winding down for 2022, but many Apple products are still seeing major discounts. In this article, you'll find every Apple device with a notable Black Friday sale. We'll be updating as prices change and new deals arrive, so be sure to keep an eye out if you don't see the sale you're looking for yet. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you...
General Black Friday Deals 2022 Blue

All the Apple Black Friday Deals You Can Get Right Now: AirPods, Apple TV, Mac, iPad, and More

Saturday November 19, 2022 8:00 am PST by
Last week was jam-packed with early Black Friday deals, and now that the shopping holiday is right around the corner, we're going back through all of the best sales you might have missed over the past week and updating as prices change and new deals arrive. As with all holiday shopping, there's no guarantee that better prices won't come around later in the season, but if you want to shop early,...
Best Buy November Deals Hero

Best Buy Reveals Black Friday Plans With Sitewide Sales Available Now

Tuesday November 22, 2022 3:49 pm PST by
Following in the footsteps of Target and Walmart, Best Buy this week detailed its plans for the Black Friday shopping holiday and its schedule looks a lot like other retailers. In terms of sales, Best Buy has the expected list of TVs, appliances, video games, computers, streaming devices, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a...