Wemo Launches New Stage Scene Controller Wireless HomeKit Remote

Belkin's Wemo brand today announced the launch of the Wemo Stage Scene Controller, a wireless remote control that allows HomeKit users to manage and control their various ‌HomeKit‌ scenes.

belkin wemo stage scene controller
The Wemo Stage works with up to six ‌HomeKit‌ scenes, with each scene activated through long and short press functions. ‌HomeKit‌ scenes can be set up to activate multiple ‌HomeKit‌ products, and are useful for changing the lights at night, adjusting temperature when coming home from work, and more.

There's a self-adhesive faceplate included with the Wemo Stage that allows it to be mounted in a convenient location, and a magnetic slot allows the controller to click into place so it can function as either a replacement wall switch or a portable remote control. Belkin says the Wemo Stage is compatible with standard Decora faceplates. The Wemo Stage connects to ‌HomeKit‌ over Bluetooth, and it also has Thread support to improve connectivity with other Thread devices. There is no hub required.

Belkin has a whole lineup of other HomeKit-enabled Wemo products, including the WiFi Smart Plug, Smart Light Switch, Smart Dimmer, and more.

The Wemo Stage Scene Controller can be purchased from the Belkin website for $49.99.

Top Rated Comments

KrispE00 Avatar
17 months ago

Another one for me is guest access. When someone stays at my house, I need a simple way for them to turn the lights on and off without having to give them a crash course on how to talk to a speaker and ask it to turn the lights on, paired with night time use (not making extra noise in the house to turn a light on), this would be useful.
That’s the beauty of the smart home…”Sorry, you can’t stay at my place. You wouldn’t understand the lights.” ?
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countryside Avatar
17 months ago
I have been impressed with Wemo... for the low price. I use them for their cheap SmartPlugs. Only use the Apple Homekit app, not the Wemo app. Highly recommend the brand or at least the Wemo smart plugs.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munpip214 Avatar
17 months ago
Seems a little pricey for a remote. I can get the Philips hue remote with four buttons for $25. Sure it needs a hub, but it's probably one a lot of people have anyways. Also this runs off of Bluetooth, so I'm guessing if it isn't within range of anything it will not trigger scenes or there might be a delay.

Plus is that it says "Thread Ready".
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rychiar Avatar
17 months ago
FINALLY A THREAD REMOTE!!!?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HeinoM Avatar
17 months ago

I used to be a hardcore Wemo user, but I quit using this brand, after issues with the newer switches. I'm quite happy with Meross Homekit devices at this point.
I have a bunch of Meross Products, and they’ve been great. And their customer service has been really good, too. I had one switch arrive dead, I contacted them and they sent out a replacement right away.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonen Avatar
17 months ago
Interesting. Price point is a bit steep for me, but not out of range. I'll probably pick one of these up since I already own 2 Wemo plugs though!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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