TP-Link’s switches and plugs use the same internal hardware as WeMo and so are comparable price-wise, and the Kasa app is so much better it’s difficult to quantify. I think the Kasa app is better than Apple’s native smart home app, let’s put it that way.
Not so much a fan of TP-Link bulbs, though. I don’t own any and based on customer reviews they seem to be fine, but Zigbee is such a better platform for a bulb, and TP-Link bulbs are WiFi.
The reason I have stuck it out with WeMo is because it’s one platform for all my devices. But the platform seems to be dwindling. There used to be crockpots, coffee makers, humidifiers, compatibility with any Zigbee bulb, plugs, baby monitors, motion detectors, and switches.
Now we have plugs whose relays are failing en masse, a switch that years later has no three-way implementation, a dimmer that is only reliable with illegal incandescent bulbs, and a legacy bulb hub that has been deliberately sabotaged so it doesn’t work with 99% of the stuff on the market even though it is fully capable of doing so.
If these issues are not acknowledged by the end of January, I will request refunds for each and every product I own. If the issues are not fixed or the refunds not made by the end of February, I will chargeback each and every purchase of my WeMo equipment with American Express. Then I will replace the bulbs and LED strips with Philips Hue, and the switches with Leviton, and if doing so costs me more than the WeMo investment, I will retain counsel and seek damages.
I have an IOS device. So not automation manager here. Please help me with that, and Dan, I am right there with you.
Wemo has all these things cooking then, went awol on us. I’m assuming you are waiting until the end of CES. At the same time tho, we saw that one CES with window sensors, water sensors and everything else and nothing, lol
I know belkin did announce a new qi charger, saw it in macrumors.
I see with you going with hue and leviton which app will you use to control it all?
I’d use Home kit stuff, so I can use the native apple app.