312Zy7PvZXL._SL500_AA300_Another tech item that found its way into our home this holiday season was the WeMo Switch by Belkin.

This helpful little device makes it possible for you to control an outlet in your home with your iPad or iPhone. The app automatically detects WeMo switches that are installed on your wireless network and make it possible for you to easily activate the switch.

One of the neatest things about this device and app is the ability to control switches from outside the home. If you leave a coffee pot on or bedroom light when you go to work, you can pull up the app and easily turn it off from wherever you are. The app is free and very easy to use. It only has three options: Switches, Sensors or Rules. Under the Switches menu you can turn on or off the individual switches on your network. The Sensors menu has the same options. The Rules menu gives you the ability to schedule your Switches or Sensors. This can be particularly helpful as it takes the place of traditional switch timers.

We are very excited to have this new toy in our home.

The app is available for download from the Apple iTunes Store. Download it here.